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Kamoto Principal Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Kamoto Principal Open cutMine
Kamoto- not defined -
Kolwezi mining districtDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 43' 2'' South , 25° 24' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kolwezi418,000 (2016)7.0km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Worked during the 1950s and 1960s. This locality is of minor interest to mineral collectors.

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE KAMOTO PRINCIPAL MINE!

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Central AfricaRegion
Katanga, DR CongoProvince (Historical)
Katanga Copper Crescent, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Reference: Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Cobaltoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Co)CO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
-(Ca,Co)CO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
O CalciteCaCO3
CaCalcium
Ca Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CoCobalt
Co Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O

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Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.


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