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Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Tantara MineMine
Shinkolobwe- not defined -
Kambove DistrictDistrict
Haut-KatangaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
11° 2' 50'' South , 26° 30' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kambove36,702 (2016)21.8km
Likasi422,414 (2016)26.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


A Cu deposit formerly worked from an open cut, now abandoned.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).; http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Colour: white; pink
Reference: http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Vochten, R., Janssens, J. & Blaton, N. (2005): Reinvestigation of Dioptase-Planchéite Pseudomorphs after Calcite from the Tantara Copper Deposit Katanga, Republique du Congo. Mineralogical Record. 36, 521-524
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Description: Also as pseudomorphs after calcite (Deliens, 1996).
Reference: Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).; http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Vochten, R., Janssens, J. & Blaton, N. (2005): Reinvestigation of Dioptase-Planchéite Pseudomorphs after Calcite from the Tantara Copper Deposit Katanga, Republique du Congo. Mineralogical Record. 36, 521-524
Dolomite var: Cobaltoan Dolomite
Formula: (Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Vochten, R., Janssens, J. & Blaton, N. (2005): Reinvestigation of Dioptase-Planchéite Pseudomorphs after Calcite from the Tantara Copper Deposit Katanga, Republique du Congo. Mineralogical Record. 36, 521-524
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Johari, Umba Kyamitala
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Johari, Umba Kyamitala
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Vochten, R., Janssens, J. & Blaton, N. (2005): Reinvestigation of Dioptase-Planchéite Pseudomorphs after Calcite from the Tantara Copper Deposit Katanga, Republique du Congo. Mineralogical Record. 36, 521-524
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).; Vochten, R., Janssens, J., Blaton, N. (2005) Reinvestigation of Dioptase-Planchéite Pseudomorphs after Calcite from the Tantara Copper Deposit Katanga, Republique du Congo. Mineralogical Record, 36(6), 521-524.; http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Description: Also as pseudomorphs after calcite (Deliens, 1996).
Reference: Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).; http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Johari, Umba Kyamitala page 18

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
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
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Shattuckite9.DB.40Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
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
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
-(Ca,Co)CO3
Dolomite
var: Cobaltoan Dolomite
-(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CupriteCu2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
O StrontianiteSrCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
SiSilicon
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CoCobalt
Co Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Co Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
CuCopper
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.
Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).
Vochten, R., Janssens, J., Blaton, N. (2005) Reinvestigation of Dioptase-Planchéite Pseudomorphs after Calcite from the Tantara Copper Deposit Katanga, Republique du Congo. Mineralogical Record, 36(6), 521-524.

External Links

http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf (information on a number of mines in Katanga, in Dutch)

Other Regions, Features and Areas containg this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
DR Congo

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