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Mt Nyiragongo, Goma, Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 1° 31' 19'' South , 29° 14' 58'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -1.52199,29.24949
GeoHash:G#: kxsz3dfvf
Other regions containing this locality:Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Zaïre


Located north of Goma City near Lake Kivu. An active volcano.

Melilite and leucite nephelinite lava.


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35 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3190084
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided volcanic 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]

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3311454

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

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

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References

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Sahama, T.G., Siivola, J. and P. Rehtijärvi, P. (1973) Andremeyerite, a new barium iron silicate from Nyiragongo, Zaire. Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland, 45, 1-8.
Haapala, I. (2011) Th.G. Sahama’s (1910–1983) volcanological and mineralogical studies in Africa: Part I. Expeditions to the Virunga Volcanic Field and petrological-mineralogical studies on the Nyiragongo volcano. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland 83, 41–55.
Andersen, T., Elburg, M. A., & Erambert, M. (2014) Extreme peralkalinity in delhayelite-and andremeyerite-bearing nephelinite from Nyiragongo volcano, East African Rift. Lithos, 206, 164-178.

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