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Shamitumba (Chamibumba), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Shamitumba (Chamibumba)- not defined -
Shinkolobwe- not defined -
Kambove DistrictDistrict
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 58' 4'' South , 26° 35' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.96778,26.59028
GeoHash:G#: kw4ct56kn
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre

Cu-Co deposit worked from an open cut during the 1930's and 1940's.

NOTE: "Chamibumba" is a misnomer.

Regions containing this locality

Central Africa

Region - 525 mineral species & varietal names listed

Katanga, DR Congo

Province (Historical) - 0 mineral species & varietal names listed

Katanga Copper Crescent, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo

275 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

2 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Gauthier, G. & Deliens, M. (1999): Cobalt minerals of the Katanga Crescent, Congo. Mineralogical Record 30 (4): 255-273
Julienite (TL)
Formula: Na2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Schoep, A. and V. Billiet (1935) Contribution à l’étude du réseau de la julienite [Na2Co(CSN)4 •8H2O]. Zeits. Krist., 91, 229–234 (in French); Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1106; Mereiter, K. and A. Preisinger (1982) Acta Crystallographica (1982): B38: 1084-1088.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
'Julienite' (TL)10.AD.05Na2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Mellitates, Citrates, Cyanates, Acetates and Formates
Julienite (TL)[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H JulieniteNa2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C JulieniteNa2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O
N JulieniteNa2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O JulieniteNa2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O
Na JulieniteNa2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
S JulieniteNa2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Co JulieniteNa2[Co(SCN)4] · 8H2O

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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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]

635 - 720 Ma

ID: 3311659

Age: Cryogenian (635 - 720 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


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Schoep, A. (1928) Over Juliëniet, een nieuw mineraal. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift, Antwerp: 10: 58. (in Dutch).
Schoep, A. and Billiet, V. (1935) Contribution à l’étude du réseau de la julienite [Na2Co(CSN)4 •8H2O]. Zeits. Krist., 91, 229–234 (in French).
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1106.
Mereiter, K. and Preisinger, A. (1982) The structure of sodium tetraisothiocyanatocobaltate(II) octahydrate Na2[Co(NCS)4].8H2O. Acta Crystallographica (1982): B38: 1084-1088.
Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.

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