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Musoshi Mine, Musoshi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Musoshi MineMine
Musoshi- not defined -
Haut-KatangaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
12° 15' 56'' South , 27° 42' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Chililabombwe57,328 (2012)16.2km
Chingola148,564 (2016)34.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Reduced facies type copper deposit, hosted in black biotite siltstone of the Lower Roan group.
This mine works the northern ore body of the Konkola deposit, most of which is located across the border in Zambia.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Central AfricaRegion
Katanga, DR CongoProvince (Historical)

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139; Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382. ; Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139; Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Gauthier, G., King, V., and Morgan, R., in press, Carrollite from Kamoya South II Mine.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382. ; Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139; Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382.
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382. ; Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139; Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Idaite
Formula: Cu5FeS6
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Description: Ilmenite --> Hematite + rutile.
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
Leucoxene
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382. ; Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Kamona, A.F., Lévêque, J., Friedrich, G., and Haack, U. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 273-283.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139; Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Habit: Crystals to 3cm.
Reference: J. Cailteux, F. Dimanche : "Examen des oxydes de fer et titane dans l'environnement du gisement de cuivre de Musoshi (Shaba, République du Zaïre)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1973, 96, 378-382. ; Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139; Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:118-139

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Idaite2.CB.15aCu5FeS6
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'K Feldspar'-
Leucoxene-

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 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Idaite2.9.14.1Cu5FeS6
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'K Feldspar'-
Leucoxene-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O RutileTiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O UraniniteUO2
O QuartzSiO2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S DigeniteCu9S5
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S IdaiteCu5FeS6
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S BaryteBaSO4
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IdaiteCu5FeS6
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu IdaiteCu5FeS6
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu CopperCu
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Neoproterozoic to Silurian : 741 ± 1 Ma to 424 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Silurian
   Ludlow
ⓘ Uraninite (youngest age)424 Ma
    
   
  Cambrian
   Furongian
ⓘ Rutile (youngest age)494.36406 Ma
    
 
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Neoproterozoic
   Ediacaran
ⓘ Rutile (oldest age)548.91696 Ma
    
    
   Tonian
ⓘ Uraninite (oldest age)741 ± 1 Ma

References

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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. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-107.


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