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Camafuca-Camazombo Mine (Camafuca-Camazambo Mine; Kamazambo), Calonda, Cambulo City Council, Lunda Norte Province, Angolai
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Camafuca-Camazombo Mine (Camafuca-Camazambo Mine; Kamazambo)Mine
Calonda- not defined -
Cambulo City CouncilCouncil
Lunda Norte ProvinceProvince
AngolaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 8° 35' 16'' South , 20° 33' 14'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -8.58778,20.55389
GeoHash:G#: kqqx5swus
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lucapa20,115 (2017)28.1km


Diamond mine planned to operate on the world’s largest undeveloped diamondiferous pipe with a surface area of 160 hectares. The pipe is approximately 3.3 kilometres in length and 500 metres in width, with an expected 23 million carats of diamonds.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Khar'kiv, A. D., Levin, V. I., Mankenda, A., & Safronov, A. F. (1992). The Camafuca-Camazambo kimberlite pipe of Angola, the largest in the world. International Geology Review, 34(7), 710-719.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Khar'kiv, A. D., Levin, V. I., Mankenda, A., & Safronov, A. F. (1992). The Camafuca-Camazambo kimberlite pipe of Angola, the largest in the world. International Geology Review, 34(7), 710-719.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 9 - Silicates
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
MgMagnesium
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
AlAluminium
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Tertiary
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185837
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Mesoarchean
2800 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3306499

Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and metamorphic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

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Khar'kiv, A. D., Levin, V. I., Mankenda, A., & Safronov, A. F. (1992). The Camafuca-Camazambo kimberlite pipe of Angola, the largest in the world. International Geology Review, 34(7), 710-719.


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