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Molybdenite from
Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia

Age information
Maximum recorded age:512.9 ± 1.7 Ma
Minimum recorded age:501.8 ± 1.7 Ma
Sample ages:
Recorded ageGeologic TimeSampleDating method
1501.8 ± 1.7 MaCambrian Series 3 - Re-Os
2503 ± 1.7 MaCambrian Series 3 - Re-Os
3511.8 ± 1.7 MaCambrian Series 2 - Re-Os
4512.9 ± 1.7 MaCambrian Series 2 - Re-Os
Sample references:
1 - Torrealday, H.I., Hitzman, M.W., Stein, H.J., Markley, R.J., Armstrong, R., and Broughton, D. (2000): Re-Os and U-Pb Dating of the vein-hosted mineralization at the Kansanshi copper deposit, northern Zambia. Economic Geology, Vol. 95, pp. 1165-1170.
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Validity:Believed Valid
References:Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Molybdenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
Nearest other occurrences of Molybdenite
95.7km (59.5 miles) A Kipushi Mine (Prince Léopold Mine), Kipushi, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
116.0km (72.1 miles) B Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
131.4km (81.6 miles) C Enterprise deposit, Kabompo District, North-Western Province, Zambia
142.4km (88.5 miles) D Musoshi Mine, Musoshi, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
204.2km (126.9 miles) E Mindola pit, Nkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Kitwe, Kitwe District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
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