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Dikuluwe Mine, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Dikuluwe MineMine
Kolwezi mining districtDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 44' 39'' South , 25° 21' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kolwezi418,000 (2016)11.8km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Opencast mine started in 1975. The workings are located just west of the Mashamba West mine and are expected to be combined with these in the near future.

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


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Min.Rec.:20:481.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
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).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Cobaltoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Co)CO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
-(Ca,Co)CO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
CCarbon
C Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
VVanadium
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
CoCobalt
Co Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
CuCopper
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
UUranium
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O

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).

External Links

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


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