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Renierite from
Kipushi Mine, Kipushi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Renierite
Formula:(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
Comments:Renierite was found in two germanium-rich zones at Kipushi. The first at a depth between -275 and -400 meters and a second one beween the levels -725 and -775. Deeper or between these levels, the mineral was very rare.
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References:Gramaccioli, C. M. (1985) Conoscere i minerali. I solfosali. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 96 pp;
Chabu, M. (1995) The Geochemistry Of Phlogopite And Chlorite From The Kipushi Zn-Pb-Cu Deposit, Shaba, Zaire., Canadian Mineralogist 33, 547-558.;
Kamona, A.F., Lévêque, J., Friedrich, G., and Haack, U. (1999) Mineralium Deposita 34, 273-283.;
Nenasheva, S. (2003) New Data on Minerals 38: 41-44.;
Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009) Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.;
http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tennantite9 photos of Renierite associated with Tennantite at this locality.
Chalcopyrite8 photos of Renierite associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Briartite8 photos of Renierite associated with Briartite at this locality.
Sphalerite7 photos of Renierite associated with Sphalerite at this locality.
Germanite7 photos of Renierite associated with Germanite at this locality.
Gallite5 photos of Renierite associated with Gallite at this locality.
Quartz4 photos of Renierite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Bornite3 photos of Renierite associated with Bornite at this locality.
Covellite2 photos of Renierite associated with Covellite at this locality.
Tungstenite1 photo of Renierite associated with Tungstenite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Renierite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Kipushi Mine, Kipushi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
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