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Mufulira Mine, Mufulira, Mufulira District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 31' 22'' South , 28° 14' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -12.52278,28.23611
GeoHash:G#: ktu0f82ct
Other regions containing this locality:Central Africa
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


Reduced facies type copper-cobalt deposit, hosted in carbonaceous greywacke.


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20 valid minerals.

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.

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Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3310221

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and metamorphic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3193265
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

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References

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Fleischer, V.D. (1937). Relation between folding, mineralization and sub-Katanga topography at Mufulira mine, Zambia. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa, 70, 1-14.
Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
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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