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Torbernite from
Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo

Locality type:Open-Cast Mine
Classification
Species:Torbernite
Formula:Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Significance:Unusual or interesting association, relationships with other species, pseudomorphism etc. - see notes.
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References: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).;
Frost, R.L., Erickson, K.L., Carmody, O., Weier, M.L. (2005) Near-infrared spectroscopy of torbernites and metatorbernites. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 61(4), 749-754.;
http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Kasolite61 photos of Torbernite associated with Kasolite at this locality.
Cuprosklodowskite27 photos of Torbernite associated with Cuprosklodowskite at this locality.
Malachite22 photos of Torbernite associated with Malachite at this locality.
Wulfenite13 photos of Torbernite associated with Wulfenite at this locality.
Metatorbernite4 photos of Torbernite associated with Metatorbernite at this locality.
Heterogenite4 photos of Torbernite associated with Heterogenite at this locality.
Guilleminite4 photos of Torbernite associated with Guilleminite at this locality.
Schoepite2 photos of Torbernite associated with Schoepite at this locality.
Vandenbrandeite2 photos of Torbernite associated with Vandenbrandeite at this locality.
Sklodowskite2 photos of Torbernite associated with Sklodowskite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Torbernite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
Photo GalleryView Gallery (62 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Torbernite
38.9km (24.1 miles) Kalongwe deposit, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
62.2km (38.6 miles) Kasompi Mine (Menda Mine; Kasompi Hill), Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
99.7km (61.9 miles) Swambo Hill, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
 
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