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Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 43' 15'' South , 25° 24' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.72083,25.41528
GeoHash:G#: kw45426fd
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


An opencast mine, abandoned in the late 1980's.
Oxidized uraninite lens in dolomitic R2 formation of Roan series, Middle Katangian, Precambrian A.

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Central Africa

Region - 522 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Astrocyanite-(Ce) (TL)
Formula: Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Reference: [Mandarino, 1997]; Eur. J. Mineral., 1990, 2
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: [MinRec 22:53, 22:54]; Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:252
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Curite
Formula: Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral., 1989, 1, pp. 85-88
Françoisite-(Nd) (TL)
Formula: (Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Reference: [Mandarino, 1997]; Eur. J. Mineral., 1990, 2
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne.
'Gummite'
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Kamotoite-(Y) (TL)
Formula: Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
Habit: Monoclinic crystals building flat tablets terminated with a 35° angle
Colour: Bright yellow
Reference: Deliens, M., Piret, P. (1986) La kamototïte-(Y), un nouveau carbonate d'uranyle et de terres rares de Kamoto, Shaba, Zaïre. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 109: 643-647; Eur. J. Mineral., 1990, 2
Kolwezite
Formula: (Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Herve Osana photo
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Masuyite
Formula: Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Herve Osana photo
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Schuilingite-(Nd)
Formula: PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Reference: [Mandarino, 1997], Eur. J. Mineral., 1990, 2
Shabaite-(Nd) (TL)
Formula: Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: [Mandarino, 1997]; Eur. J. Mineral., 1990, 2; Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Sklodowskite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: S. Wolfsried collection
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: [Mandarino, 1997]
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: [Mandarino, 1997]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Carrollite'2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Curite4.GB.55Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Masuyite4.GB.35Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
Schoepite4.GA.05(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Astrocyanite-(Ce)' (TL)5.EF.05Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Kamotoite-(Y) (TL)5.EA.30Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
Kolwezite5.BA.10(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Schuilingite-(Nd)5.DB.20PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Shabaite-(Nd) (TL)5.EE.10Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Françoisite-(Nd) (TL)8.EC.05(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Sklodowskite9.AK.10Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Gummite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO3·xH2O
Masuyite5.2.2.1Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
Schoepite5.2.1.3(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Miscellaneous
Curite5.9.3.1Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Kolwezite16a.3.1.7(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Astrocyanite-(Ce) (TL)16b.1.6.1Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Schuilingite-(Nd)16b.1.4.1PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Shabaite-(Nd) (TL)16b.1.5.1Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Kamotoite-(Y) (TL)16b.3.3.1Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Françoisite-(Nd) (TL)42.4.14.1(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Sklodowskite53.3.1.3Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
'Gummite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
H CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
H Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
H Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
H Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
H Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
H Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
H SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
C Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
C Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
OOxygen
O Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O CupriteCu2O
O CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
O Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
O Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
O Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
O Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
O SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
SSulfur
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Co Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
YYttrium
Y Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
Y Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
CeCerium
Ce Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
NdNeodymium
Nd Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Nd Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Nd Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
SmSamarium
Sm Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
GdGadolinium
Gd Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Pb MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
Pb Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
UUranium
U Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
U CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
U Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
U Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
U MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
U Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
U SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

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]

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

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Deliens, M., Piret, P. (1986) La kamototïte-(Y), un nouveau carbonate d'uranyle et de terres rares de Kamoto, Shaba, Zaïre. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 109: 643-647
European Journal of Mineralogy (1989), 1, 85-88.
Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)


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