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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
GeoHash:G#: kw4fht56d
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical 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.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Kamoya South II Mine (Kamoya Sud Mine; Kamoya South Mine), Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Kamoya 2 mine, Kamoto, Kolwezi, Zaire

Regions containing this locality

Central Africa

Region - 528 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Jordi Fabre specimen
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Jordi Fabre specimen; King, V. & R.L. Morgan (2005), Crystallograpy of Carrollite from the Kamoya South II mine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium.
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Habit: Extremely complex
Colour: Brilliant silver
Fluorescence: None
Description: Spectacular crystals of varied, complex habits
Reference: King, V. & R.L. Morgan (2005), Crystallograpy of Carrollite from the Kamoya South II mine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46; King, V. & R.L. Morgan (2005), Crystallograpy of Carrollite from the Kamoya South II mine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: RWMW specimen + Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46; King, V. & R.L. Morgan (2005), Crystallograpy of Carrollite from the Kamoya South II mine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: RWMW specimen + Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Van King
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Van King
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Reference: Van King
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
Reference: Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46; King, V. & R.L. Morgan (2005), Crystallograpy of Carrollite from the Kamoya South II mine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Carrollite'2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Nickeline'2.CC.05NiAs
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
'Spherocobaltite'5.AB.05CoCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Plancheite'9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
'Shattuckite'9.DB.40Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Spherocobaltite14.1.1.5CoCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Shattuckite65.1.7.1Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Ni NickelineNiAs
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
AsArsenic
As NickelineNiAs
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
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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