Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Kabwe District, Central Province, Zambia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||14° 27' 19'' South , 28° 26' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-14.45528,28.43360|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate|
A lead-zinc-silver mine opened in 1906. Closure about 1989. Produced about a quarter million tons of ore per year.
The stratabound Zn-Pb ore comprises massive, breccia and replacement sulphides within carbonate rocks marking the transition from Lower Roan to Upper Roan.
Located 1 km south-west of the town centre. Known to be one of the 10 worst polluted places in the world due mostly to heavy metal tailings entering the water supply.
51 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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2500 - 4000 Ma
|Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
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.