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Luamata, Mwinilunga District (Mwinlunga), North-Western Province, Zambiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
11° 49' 59'' South , 24° 28' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mwinilunga13,798 (2012)11.6km


Shaba-type Cu-Co(-Ni) Deposit located West of the Kabompo Dome (11°50'S, 24°28'E).

Host rock: Tectonic slice of Katangan Roan Supergroup (Mines Group)

Sedimentary formations: altered dolostones and dolomitic shales (meta-evaporites).

Alteration into talcose dolomite, sericitization, intense silicification and brecciation.

Strata-bound Ni-Co-Cu mineralization, disseminated to finely laminated and locally discordant, within carbonaceous pyritic metapelite. Synsedimentary pyrite (in a carbonaceous pelite) was replaced by syndiagenetic or metamorphic Co-Ni-Cu-bearing fluids.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Exploration and Mining Geology; July 2000; v. 9; no. 3-4; p. 277-287; DOI: 10.2113/0090277 / Economic Geology, August 1, 2003; 98(5): 893 - 909

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Violarite2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Heterogenite4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S DigeniteCu9S5
S CovelliteCuS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
NiNickel
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Nicholas Macrae, Steven (2000) A Shaba-type Cu-Co(-Ni) Deposit at Luamata, West of the Kabompo Dome, Northwestern Zambia. Exploration and Mining Geology, 9(3-4), 277-287.
Steven, Nick, Armstrong, Richard (2003) A Metamorphosed Proterozoic Carbonaceous Shale-Hosted Co-Ni-Cu Deposit at Kalumbila, Kabompo Dome: The Copperbelt Ore Shale in Northwestern Zambia. Economic Geology, 98(5), 893-909.

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