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

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Digenite
Formula:Cu9S5
Comments:Seleniodigenite : Cu7.05 S2.56 Se1.44
Se up to 18%, Se/S+Se up to 0.36
Deep parts of the superficial oxidation zone : metasomatic lenses of digenite, associated with malachite, chalcomenite, kasolite, cuprosklodowskite, wulfenite, etc.
Secondary S-Se concentration, or primary sulfide mineralization associated with uraninite.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Oosterbosch, R., Picot, P., Pierrot, R. (1964) La digénite sélénifère de Musonoï (Katanga). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 87(4), 613-617.;
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).;
Roberts, A.C., Paar, W.H., Cooper, M.A., Topa, D., Criddle, A.J., Jedwab, J. (2002) Verbeekite, monoclinic PdSe2, a new mineral from the Musonoi Cu-Co-Mn-U mine, near Kolwezi, Shaba Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Mineralogical Magazine, 66(1), 173-179.;
Wilson, W.E. (2018) The Musonoi mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mineralogical Record, 49(2), 236-304.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cuprosklodowskite4 photos of Digenite associated with Cuprosklodowskite at this locality.
Kasolite2 photos of Digenite associated with Kasolite at this locality.
Guilleminite2 photos of Digenite associated with Guilleminite at this locality.
Demesmaekerite2 photos of Digenite associated with Demesmaekerite at this locality.
Vandenbrandeite1 photo of Digenite associated with Vandenbrandeite at this locality.
Uranophane1 photo of Digenite associated with Uranophane at this locality.
Uraninite1 photo of Digenite associated with Uraninite at this locality.
Malachite1 photo of Digenite associated with Malachite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Digenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
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