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Kagem Emerald Mine, Kafubu Emerald District, Ndola, Ndola District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° South , 28° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Other regions containing this locality:Central Africa
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate

Company founded in 1984 to regain control of mines in the Kafubu district.
Apparently "Africa's largest emerald mine" (Elements 5 (2009) p. 157). 15-20% of the emerald world production comes out of this mine (Behling, 2009).

The mine covers an area of 1 square km.
Emerald crystals of very high quality are extracted from quartz lenses.

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Behling, S. C. (2009): Smaragd-Stufen aus der Gemfields's Kagem Mine in Sambia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (1), 70-77 (in German).

Behling, S. & Wilson, W.E. (2010) The Kagem Emerald Mine, Kafubu Area, Zambia. Mineralogical Record, 41: 59-67

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