Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

KOV Open cut (Kamoto-Oliveira-Virgule Open cut), Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
KOV Open cut (Kamoto-Oliveira-Virgule Open cut)Mine
Kamoto- not defined -
Kolwezi mining districtDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 42' 54'' South , 25° 25' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kolwezi418,000 (2016)4.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


A large opencast mine, started in 1982 after the neighbouring pits were exhausted. Today, it joins the Kamoto group of mines to the Musonoi workings.

Regions containing this locality

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

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Billietite
Formula: Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Reference: Specimen in the collection of Brent Thorne
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Van King
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Gauthier, G., King, V., and Morgan, R., in press, Carrollite from Kamoya South II Mine.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Van King
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: Van King
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Van King
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Roubaultite
Formula: Cu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2O
Habit: Platy up to 7 mm
Colour: Greenish yellow
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.; Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Soddyite
Formula: (UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Studtite
Formula: [(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Zeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: [MinRec 20:288]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Becquerelite4.GB.10Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Billietite4.GB.10Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Heterogenite4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
Studtite4.GA.15[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Roubaultite5.EA.25Cu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Zeunerite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Kasolite9.AK.15Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Soddyite9.AK.05(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO4·xH2O
Studtite5.3.1.1[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
AX6O19·xH2O
Becquerelite5.7.1.2Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Billietite5.7.1.3Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
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
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Roubaultite16b.7.13.1Cu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Zeunerite40.2a.14.1Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Kasolite53.3.1.1Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Soddyite53.3.3.1(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
H RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
H Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
H Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
O RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O UraniniteUO2
O BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
O Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
O Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Si Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
BaBarium
Ba BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
PbLead
Pb KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
UUranium
U ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
U RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2•4H2O
U BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
U Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
U Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

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]

Tonian
720 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3311308

Age: Tonian (720 - 1000 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

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Deliens, Michel (1992) Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre, 58, 295-296.
Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.


This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: May 21, 2019 12:34:18 Page generated: May 17, 2019 10:30:18
Go to top of page