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Kamoya South II Mine (Kamoya Sud Mine; Kamoya South Mine), Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 52' 14'' South , 26° 34' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.87053,26.56952
Other regions containing this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Central Africa
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


A benched open cut secret mine first opened in 1998. The mine "owners" employed a strict security force to enforce a "no specimen policy" on the miners. All specimens during mine operation were obtained at the mill, hence, the locality was attributed to several erroneous mine localities. There are eleven "Kamoya" prospects, occurrences, etc. but only one large open pit (Kamoya South II Mine) and the large open pit is the source of virtually all important "Kamoya" carrollite specimens to date.

Located 2 km west of Kambove.


Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

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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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]

Cryogenian
635 - 720 Ma



ID: 3311659

Age: Cryogenian (635 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

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References

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King, Van and Robert L. Morgan (2005), Crystallograpy of Carrollite from the Kamoya South II mine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Program and Abstracts 32nd Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, Rochester, NY, USA, p. 18-19.
Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46 (in German).
King, Van T. and Morgan, Robert L., 2008, Etching of Carrollite from the Kamoya South II Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Program and Abstracts 35th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, p. 27-28.
Gauthier, Gilbert, King, Van, and Morgan, Robert, in press, Carrollite from Kamoya South II Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mineralogical Record.

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