|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||10° 17' South , 27° 37' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-10.28333,27.61667|
|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 Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Katanga, DR Congo||Province (Historical)|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 9 - Silicates|
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  coordination|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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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541 - 635 Ma
541 - 1000 Ma
|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.