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Uraninite from
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Uraninite
Formula:UO2
Age information
Maximum recorded age:480 ± 3 Ma
Minimum recorded age:65 ± 1 Ma
Sample ages:
Recorded ageGeologic TimeSampleDating method
1199 ± 2 MaEarly JurassicU-2237206Pb/238U
2195 ± 2 MaEarly JurassicU-2237@1206Pb/238U
3186 ± 2 MaEarly JurassicU-2237@2206Pb/238U
4397 ± 3 MaEarly DevonianU-2233206Pb/238U
5408 ± 3 MaEarly DevonianU-2233@1206Pb/238U
6407 ± 3 MaEarly DevonianU-2233@2206Pb/238U
7453 ± 4 MaLate Ordovician2680b@2206Pb/238U
8412 ± 3 MaEarly Devonian2680b@3206Pb/238U
9234 ± 2 MaLate TriassicU-12048206Pb/238U
10417 ± 3 MaEarly DevonianU-12048@2206Pb/238U
1176 ± 1 MaLate CretaceousU-3174206Pb/238U
1265 ± 1 MaPaleoceneU-3174@1206Pb/238U
13383 ± 3 MaMiddle DevonianU-3174@2206Pb/238U
14231 ± 2 MaLate TriassicU-12439@1206Pb/238U
15201 ± 2 MaEarly JurassicU-1249CC206Pb/238U
16238 ± 2 MaMiddle TriassicU-2237207Pb/235U
17236 ± 2 MaLate TriassicU-2237@1207Pb/235U
18226 ± 2 MaLate TriassicU-2237@2207Pb/235U
19438 ± 3 MaLlandoveryU-2233207Pb/235U
20447 ± 3 MaLate OrdovicianU-2233@1207Pb/235U
21446 ± 3 MaLate OrdovicianU-2233@2207Pb/235U
22480 ± 3 MaEarly Ordovician2680b@2207Pb/235U
23444 ± 3 MaLate Ordovician2680b@3207Pb/235U
24277 ± 2 MaCisuralianU-12048207Pb/235U
25457 ± 3 MaLate OrdovicianU-12048@2207Pb/235U
2697 ± 1 MaLate CretaceousU-3174207Pb/235U
2784 ± 1 MaLate CretaceousU-3174@1207Pb/235U
28426 ± 3 MaLudlowU-3174@2207Pb/235U
29276 ± 2 MaCisuralianU-12439@1207Pb/235U
30242 ± 2 MaMiddle TriassicU-1249CC207Pb/235U
Sample references:
SampleReference
1U-2237Decrée S, Deloule É, De Putter T, Dewaele S, Mees F, Yans J, Marignac C (2011): SIMS U-Pb dating of uranium mineralization in the Katanga Copperbelt: Constraints for the geodynamic context. Ore Geology Reviews 40 (1), 81-89.
2U-2237@1  "  "
3U-2237@2  "  "
4U-2233  "  "
5U-2233@1  "  "
6U-2233@2  "  "
72680b@2  "  "
82680b@3  "  "
9U-12048  "  "
10U-12048@2  "  "
11U-3174  "  "
12U-3174@1  "  "
13U-3174@2  "  "
14U-12439@1  "  "
15U-1249CC  "  "
16U-2237  "  "
17U-2237@1  "  "
18U-2237@2  "  "
19U-2233  "  "
20U-2233@1  "  "
21U-2233@2  "  "
222680b@2  "  "
232680b@3  "  "
24U-12048  "  "
25U-12048@2  "  "
26U-3174  "  "
27U-3174@1  "  "
28U-3174@2  "  "
29U-12439@1  "  "
30U-1249CC  "  "
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).;
Simon, Grigore, Kesler, Stephen E., Essene, Eric J. (1997) Phase relations among selenides, tellurides, and oxides; II, Applications to selenide-bearing ore deposits. Economic Geology, 92(4), 468-484.;
http://edit.africamuseum.be/geco_website/pdf/Shinkolobwe.pdf
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Curite16 photos of Uraninite associated with Curite at this locality.
Becquerelite10 photos of Uraninite associated with Becquerelite at this locality.
Uranophane8 photos of Uraninite associated with Uranophane at this locality.
Studtite7 photos of Uraninite associated with Studtite at this locality.
Gummite7 photos of Uraninite associated with Gummite at this locality.
Fourmarierite6 photos of Uraninite associated with Fourmarierite at this locality.
Wölsendorfite5 photos of Uraninite associated with Wölsendorfite at this locality.
Rutherfordine5 photos of Uraninite associated with Rutherfordine at this locality.
Gold4 photos of Uraninite associated with Gold at this locality.
Masuyite4 photos of Uraninite associated with Masuyite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Uraninite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Photo GalleryView Gallery (18 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Uraninite
36.1km (22.4 miles) Swambo Hill (Swambo Mine), Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
 
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