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Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 43' 37'' South , 25° 27' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.7272222222, 25.4527777778
Other regions containing this locality:Central Africa

Cu-Co-U deposit. Known for its rare assemblage of uranyl selenites, as well as palladium minerals. The workings consist of several open cuts, the oldest of which, Musonoi Principal, was started during the 1940's. A second cut was begun during the 1950's, and a third cut during the 1970's. The pits, eventually combined, are now connected to the Kamoto group of mines.
Located 2 km NW of Kolwezi.

Dolomitic inferior formation of the Roan system, Katanga group (Precambrian IV), deeply affected by folds and thrust nappes.

Two ore-bodies (about 10 meters) are known, uranium mineralization is located in the faulted inferior ore-body.

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59 valid minerals. 7 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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

Roberts, A. C., Paar, W. H., Cooper, M. A., Topa, D., Criddle, A. J., and Jedwab, J. (2002) Verbeekite, monoclinic PdSe2, a new mineral from the Musonoi Cu-Co-Mn-U mine, near Kolwezi, Shaba Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Mineralogical Magazine, 66(1), 173-179.

Pirard, C. and Hatert, F. (2008) The sulfides and selenides of the Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 19-31.

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