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Kolwezi Mine, Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Kolwezi MineMine
Kolwezi- not defined -
Kolwezi DistrictDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° South , 25° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~20km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Ancient copper mine worked from an open cut since 1903.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Central AfricaRegion
Katanga, DR CongoProvince (Historical)
Katanga Copper Crescent, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rob Lavinsky specimen
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Reference: Rob Lavinsky specimen
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: No reference listed
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: collected by André Demory
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: No reference listed
Cuprosklodowskite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Curite
Formula: Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: No reference listed
Dolomite var: Cobaltoan Dolomite
Formula: (Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Kolwezite
Formula: (Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Habit: Botryoidal, masses, stalactitic.
Reference: No reference listed
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: No reference listed
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Curite4.GB.55Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Cobaltoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Co)CO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Cobaltoan Dolomite5.AB.10(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Kolwezite5.BA.10(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Spherocobaltite5.AB.05CoCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cuprosklodowskite9.AK.10Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
Miscellaneous
Curite5.9.3.1Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Spherocobaltite14.1.1.5CoCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Kolwezite16a.3.1.7(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Cuprosklodowskite53.3.1.4Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
-(Ca,Co)CO3
Dolomite
var: Cobaltoan Dolomite
-(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
H CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
H CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
C Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
C Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
O TenoriteCuO
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
O CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
O CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
O Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
O CalciteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
SSulfur
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Ca Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Co Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
Co Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Co Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu CopperCu
PbLead
Pb CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
UUranium
U CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
U CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

References

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


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