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Gysinite-(Nd) from
Kasompi Mine (Menda Mine; Kasompi Hill), Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Gysinite-(Nd)
Formula:PbNd(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
Comments:The mineral was identified on a single specimen mistakenly labelled as Shinkolobwe. The mineral association, however, is typical for Kasompi.
Colour:pink
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References:Sarp, H., Bertrand, J. (1985) Gysinite, Pb(Nd,La)(CO3)2(OH)·H2O, a new lead, rare-earth carbonate from Shinkolobwe, Shaba, Zaire and its relationship to ancylite. American Mineralogist, 70(11-12), 1314-1317.;
Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.;
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).
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Pseudomalachite
Schuilingite-(Nd)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Schuilingite-(Nd)1 photo of Gysinite-(Nd) associated with Schuilingite-(Nd) at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Gysinite-(Nd) data
Locality Data:Click here to view Kasompi Mine (Menda Mine; Kasompi Hill), Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
Nearest other occurrences of Gysinite-(Nd)
71.5km (44.4 miles) Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
 
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