Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||10° 43' 37'' South , 25° 27' 10'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-10.72722,25.45278|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre|
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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81 valid minerals. 7 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 3 erroneous literature entries.
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541 - 635 Ma
541 - 1000 Ma
|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.