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Kabfumu, Nyiragongo Volcano, Nyiragongo Territory, North Kivu, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
KabfumuLava Flow
Nyiragongo VolcanoVolcano
Nyiragongo TerritoryTerritory
North KivuProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
1° 28' 59'' South , 29° 13' 59'' East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~0km
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Köppen climate type:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Zaïre


The Kabfumu lava flow consists of block lava and is cut by the Goma-Rutshuru road near to km point 234, east of the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Kalsilite
Formula: KAlSiO4
Reference: Sahama, T. G., & Meyr, A. (1958). Study of the Volcano Nyragongo: A Progress Report. Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge.
'Melilite Group'
Formula: Ca2M(XSiO7)
Reference: Sahama, T. G., & Meyr, A. (1958). Study of the Volcano Nyragongo: A Progress Report. Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge.
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: Sahama T G, Smith J V (1957) Notes and news: Tri-kalsilite, a new mineral. American Mineralogist 42, 286-286
Trikalsilite (TL)
Formula: (K,Na)AlSiO4
Type Locality:
Reference: Sahama T G, Smith J V (1957) Notes and news: Tri-kalsilite, a new mineral. American Mineralogist 42, 286-286

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Kalsilite9.FA.05KAlSiO4
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Trikalsilite (TL)9.FA.05(K,Na)AlSiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Kalsilite76.2.1.1KAlSiO4
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Trikalsilite (TL)76.2.1.3(K,Na)AlSiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
O KalsiliteKAlSiO4
NaSodium
Na Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
AlAluminium
Al Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al KalsiliteKAlSiO4
SiSilicon
Si Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Si KalsiliteKAlSiO4
KPotassium
K Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
K KalsiliteKAlSiO4
CaCalcium
Ca Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Sahama, T.G., Smith, J.V. (1957) Notes and news: Tri-kalsilite, a new mineral. American Mineralogist, 42, 286-286.
Sahama, T.G. (1957) Complex nepheline-kalsilite phenocrysts in Kabfumu lava, Nyiragongo area, North Kivu in Belgian Congo. The Journal of Geology, 65(5), 515-526.
Sahama, T.G., Meyr, A. (1958) Study of the Volcano Nyiragongo: A Progress Report. Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge.

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Africa
African PlateTectonic Plate
DR Congo

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