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Cuprite from
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Cuprite
Formula:Cu2O
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Mineralogical Record: 20(5): 348.;
Rocks & Minerals: 64: 505.;
http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Chrysocolla
Malachite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chrysocolla58 photos of Cuprite associated with Chrysocolla at this locality.
Malachite30 photos of Cuprite associated with Malachite at this locality.
Calcite16 photos of Cuprite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Plancheite8 photos of Cuprite associated with Plancheite at this locality.
Baryte5 photos of Cuprite associated with Baryte at this locality.
Copper2 photos of Cuprite associated with Copper at this locality.
Duhamelite1 photo of Cuprite associated with Duhamelite at this locality.
Dolomite1 photo of Cuprite associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Cuprite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
Nearest other occurrences of Cuprite
1.5km (0.9 miles) A Dikuluwe Mine, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
3.5km (2.2 miles) B Kamoto Principal Mine (Kamoto Fond Mine; Kamoto Mine), Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
4.0km (2.5 miles) C Kamoto Principal Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
4.9km (3.0 miles) D Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
8.6km (5.3 miles) E Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
18.8km (11.7 miles) F Mutoshi Mine (Ruwe Mine), Mutoshi (Ruwe), Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
86.8km (54.0 miles) G Tenke deposit (incl. Fwalu; Kwatebala; Goma), Tenke-Fungurume area, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
112.9km (70.2 miles) H Kakanda deposit, Kambove District, Lualaba, DR Congo
128.0km (79.5 miles) I Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
130.8km (81.3 miles) J Shangulowé Mine, Kambove District, Lualaba, DR Congo
135.0km (83.9 miles) K M'sesa Mine, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
149.4km (92.8 miles) L Kalabi Mine, Luambo, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
152.1km (94.5 miles) M Likasi Mine (Panda Mine), Likasi (Jadotville; Jadotstad), Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
156.8km (97.4 miles) N Luamata, Kabompo District, North-Western Province, Zambia
187.5km (116.5 miles) O Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi, North-Western Province, Zambia
232.9km (144.7 miles) P Kipushi Mine, Kipushi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
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