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M'sesa Mine, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
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M'sesa MineMine
Kambove DistrictDistrict
Haut-KatangaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 50' 59'' South , 26° 36' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kambove36,702 (2016)2.8km
Likasi422,414 (2016)20.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


A copper deposit, worked from several open cuts that were abandoned during the 1970s. The remaining dumps have been removed for reprocessing.
Located 2 km north of Kambove.

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


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1977) 41, 433-436
Buttgenbachite
Formula: Cu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Claringbullite (TL)
Formula: Cu4ClF(OH)6
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1977) 41, 433-436
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1977) 41, 433-436
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992); Mineralogical Magazine(1977) 41, 433-436
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992); Mineralogical Magazine(1977) 41, 433-436
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Braithwaite, R. S. W., & Ryback, G. (1994). Reichenbachite from Cornwall and Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 58(392), 449-454.
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Spangolite
Formula: Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 3 - Halides
Buttgenbachite3.DA.25Cu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Claringbullite (TL)3.DA.15Cu4ClF(OH)6
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Spangolite7.DD.15Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Shattuckite9.DB.40Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2

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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
Am(O,OH)pXq
Claringbullite (TL)10.5.6.1Cu4ClF(OH)6
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 19 - NITRATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Anhydrous Nitrates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Buttgenbachite19.1.2.1Cu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Spangolite31.1.5.1Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Shattuckite65.1.7.1Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
H ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
NNitrogen
N ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
O ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
FFluorine
F ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
Cl SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Cl ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Cu ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu CopperCu

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Neoproterozoic
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]

Cryogenian
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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992).
- Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits of the World: Deposit Models and Database. USGS Open-File Report 03-107.


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