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Gwena Kimberlite, Lake Mweru, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
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Gwena KimberlitePipe
Lake MweruLake
Haut-KatangaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 17' South , 27° 37' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.28333,27.61667
GeoHash:G#: kw5tkrvz4
Locality type:Pipe
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Zaïre


Gwena occurs in a series of Kimberlite pipes in central Katanga, first identified in 1908. Main exploration/assessment workings occurred in the 1920s and 1930s.

Gwena belongs to the western group of Kundelungu kimberlite pipes, characterized by 14 pipes aligned along +/- N-S fracture. The pipes intrude Kibaran formations & sediments of the Kundelungu Group and are covered by Miocene sandstones.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Central AfricaRegion
Katanga, DR CongoProvince (Historical)

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1 valid mineral.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Reference: MinMag 58:496

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Monticellite9.AC.10CaMgSiO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Monticellite51.3.2.1CaMgSiO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
MgMagnesium
Mg MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
SiSilicon
Si MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
CaCalcium
Ca MonticelliteCaMgSiO4

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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Ediacaran
541 - 635 Ma



ID: 3306657

Age: Ediacaran (541 - 635 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3192935
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 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]

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