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Lueshe Mine, Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 0° 59' 12'' South , 29° 8' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -0.98667,29.14083
GeoHash:G#: kxudrh7sq
Other regions containing this locality:Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Central Africa
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Zaïre


Lateritic niobium ore. Cancrinite syenite intruded by Nb-bearing calcite-carbonatite.


Mineral List


37 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3306531

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Ectasian - Paleoproterozoic
1200 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185169
Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1200 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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References

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van Wambeke, L. (1965) A study of some niobium-bearing minerals of the Lueshe carbonatite deposit (Kivu, Republic of Congo). Euratom Report 2110, 9-16.
van Wambeke, L. (1978) Kalipyrochlore, a new mineral of the pyrochlore group. American Mineralogist, vol. 63, 528-530.
Maravic, H.V., Morteani, G., and Roethe, G. (1989) The cancrinite-syenite/carbonatite complex of Lueshe, Kivu/NE-Zaire: petrographic and geochemical studies and its economic significance. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East), 9(2), 341-355.
Nasraoui, M. and Waerenborgh, J.C. (2001) Fe speciation in weathered pyrochlore-group minerals from the Lueshe and Araxá (Barreiro) carbonatites by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 1073-1080.
Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., and Orris, G.J. (2009) Carbonatites of the World. Explored Deposits of Nb and REE - Database and Grade and Tonnage Models. USGS Open-File Report 09-1139.

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