L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine; Kalukuluku Mine), Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||11° 38' 3'' South , 27° 34' 50'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-11.63444,27.58083|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Katanga Copper Crescent|
Abandoned copper mine, located on the outskirts of Lubumbashi, which is worked intermittently and by locals for mineral specimens. Originally named Kalukuluku mine, the mine was later renamed by the Belgians.
11 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Lapis (1992): 17(3): 13-40.