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Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Kamoto- not defined -
Kolwezi mining districtDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 43' 22'' South , 25° 25' 49'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kolwezi418,000 (2016)4.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Shallow marine redbed-type sequence.

Mineralization in stromatolitic/microbial-laminated structures in dolomitic beds.

Important silicification phase.

Mineralization occurred during diagenesis.

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

49 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Paul De Bondt photo & specimen
Astrocyanite-(Ce) (TL)
Formula: Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: European Journal of Mineralogy (1990) 2.; 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).; [Mandarino, 1997];
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003)
Billietite
Formula: Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Reference: B Thorne collection
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.
Calcite var. Cobalt-bearing Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Reference: Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.
Carrollite
Formula: CuCo2S4
Reference: [MinRec 22:53, 22:54]; Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:252
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: 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).
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Reference: Van King
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Cuprosklodowskite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003)
Curite
Formula: Pb3(H2O)2[(UO2)4O4(OH)3]2
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral., 1989, 1, pp. 85-88
Dolomite var. Cobalt-bearing Dolomite
Formula: (Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Reference: Art Sorgaroli
Francevillite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Françoisite-(Nd) (TL)
Formula: (Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: European Journal of Mineralogy (1990) 2.; 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).; [Mandarino, 1997]
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne.
'Gummite'
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003)
Kamotoite-(Y) (TL)
Formula: Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
Type Locality:
Habit: Monoclinic crystals building flat tablets terminated with a 35° angle
Colour: Bright yellow
Reference: Deliens, M., Piret, P. (1986) La kamototïte-(Y), un nouveau carbonate d'uranyle et de terres rares de Kamoto, Shaba, Zaïre. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 109, 643-647.; European Journal of Mineralogy (1990) 2.; 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).;
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)(SiO4) · H2O
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Kolwezite
Formula: CuCo(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Gauthier, G. & Deliens, M. (1999): Cobalt minerals of the Katanga Crescent, Congo. Mineralogical Record 30 (4): 255-273
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Markcooperite
Formula: Pb2(UO2)(TeO6)
Reference: Analyzed by Joy Desor.
Masuyite
Formula: Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
Metasaléeite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Metastudtite
Formula: UO4 · 2H2O
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Metazeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Phosphuranylite
Formula: KCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Herve Osana photo
Roubaultite
Formula: Cu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Habit: Platy up to 7 mm
Colour: Greenish yellow
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992) Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre, 58, 295-296.; 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).
Saléeite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: In the collection of Chuck Adan. EDS by Joy Desor, specimen no 19-11-25-sk4.
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Schuilingite-(Nd)
Formula: PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Reference: [Mandarino, 1997], Eur. J. Mineral., 1990, 2
Shabaite-(Nd) (TL)
Formula: Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: European Journal of Mineralogy (1990) 2.; 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).; [Mandarino, 1997];
Sklodowskite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: S. Wolfsried collection
Soddyite
Formula: (UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003)
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
Reference: L Rantos collection
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Habit: Short prismatic.
Colour: Grey because there is tenorite included in the outer layer of the crystals.
Reference: Johari, Umba Kyamitala page 18
Studtite
Formula: [(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Reference: Deliens, Michel (1992): Occurrence de roubaultite à Kamoto (Shaba, Zaïre). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. 58, 295-296.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Johari, Umba Kyamitala page 18
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: [Mandarino, 1997]
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: 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).; [Mandarino, 1997]
Vandenbrandeite
Formula: Cu(UO2)(OH)4
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003)
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: In the collection of Chuck Adan. EDS by Joy Desor, specimen no 19-11-25-sk4.
Zeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: [MinRec 20:288]

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05CuCo2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Becquerelite4.GB.10Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Billietite4.GB.10Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var. Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Curite4.GB.55Pb3(H2O)2[(UO2)4O4(OH)3]2
Francevillite4.HB.15Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Heterogenite4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
Masuyite4.GB.35Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
Metastudtite4.GA.15UO4 · 2H2O
Schoepite4.GA.05(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Studtite4.GA.15[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Vandenbrandeite4.GB.45Cu(UO2)(OH)4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Astrocyanite-(Ce) (TL)5.EF.05Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var. Cobalt-bearing Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Co)CO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var. Cobalt-bearing Dolomite5.AB.10(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Kamotoite-(Y) (TL)5.EA.30Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
Kolwezite5.BA.10CuCo(CO3)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Roubaultite5.EA.25Cu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Schuilingite-(Nd)5.DB.20PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Shabaite-(Nd) (TL)5.EE.10Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Spherocobaltite5.AB.05CoCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Françoisite-(Nd) (TL)8.EC.05(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Metasaléeite8.EB.10Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Metazeunerite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Phosphuranylite8.EC.10KCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Saléeite8.EB.05Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Zeunerite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Cuprosklodowskite9.AK.10Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Kasolite9.AK.15Pb(UO2)(SiO4) · H2O
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Sklodowskite9.AK.10Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Soddyite9.AK.05(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Gummite'-
Markcooperite-Pb2(UO2)(TeO6)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2CuCo2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO3·xH2O
Masuyite5.2.2.1Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
Schoepite5.2.1.3(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Metastudtite5.3.1.2UO4 · 2H2O
Studtite5.3.1.1[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Vandenbrandeite5.3.2.1Cu(UO2)(OH)4
AX6O19·xH2O
Becquerelite5.7.1.2Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Billietite5.7.1.3Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Miscellaneous
Curite5.9.3.1Pb3(H2O)2[(UO2)4O4(OH)3]2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Spherocobaltite14.1.1.5CoCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Kolwezite16a.3.1.7CuCo(CO3)(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Astrocyanite-(Ce) (TL)16b.1.6.1Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Schuilingite-(Nd)16b.1.4.1PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Shabaite-(Nd) (TL)16b.1.5.1Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Kamotoite-(Y) (TL)16b.3.3.1Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
Roubaultite16b.7.13.1Cu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Francevillite40.2a.27.1Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Metazeunerite40.2a.14.2Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Saléeite40.2a.11.1Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Zeunerite40.2a.14.1Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Françoisite-(Nd) (TL)42.4.14.1(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Phosphuranylite42.4.8.1KCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Cuprosklodowskite53.3.1.4Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Kasolite53.3.1.1Pb(UO2)(SiO4) · H2O
Sklodowskite53.3.1.3Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Soddyite53.3.3.1(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var. Cobalt-bearing Calcite
-(Ca,Co)CO3
Cuprite
var. Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
Dolomite
var. Cobalt-bearing Dolomite
-(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
'Gummite'-
Markcooperite-Pb2(UO2)(TeO6)
Metasaléeite-Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
H Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
H Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
H Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
H Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
H CuritePb3(H2O)2[(UO2)4O4(OH)3]2
H KolweziteCuCo(CO3)(OH)2
H MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
H RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2 · 4H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
H Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
H BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
H CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
H MetasaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H MetastudtiteUO4 · 2H2O
H PhosphuranyliteKCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
H SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
H BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H KasolitePb(UO2)(SiO4) · H2O
H Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
H MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
CCarbon
C Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
C Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
C Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
C KolweziteCuCo(CO3)(OH)2
C Calcite var. Cobalt-bearing Calcite(Ca,Co)CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2 · 4H2O
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
C Dolomite var. Cobalt-bearing Dolomite(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
O Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
O Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
O Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
O Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
O CuritePb3(H2O)2[(UO2)4O4(OH)3]2
O KolweziteCuCo(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
O Calcite var. Cobalt-bearing Calcite(Ca,Co)CO3
O Cuprite var. ChalcotrichiteCu2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2 · 4H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
O Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
O BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
O CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
O MetasaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O MetastudtiteUO4 · 2H2O
O PhosphuranyliteKCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
O SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
O BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O Dolomite var. Cobalt-bearing Dolomite(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
O KasolitePb(UO2)(SiO4) · H2O
O Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
O MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O TenoriteCuO
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MarkcooperitePb2(UO2)(TeO6)
O SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg MetasaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Mg SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Mg Dolomite var. Cobalt-bearing Dolomite(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Mg SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
SiSilicon
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Si CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Si SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Si KasolitePb(UO2)(SiO4) · H2O
PPhosphorus
P Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P MetasaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P PhosphuranyliteKCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
SSulfur
S CarrolliteCuCo2S4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
KPotassium
K PhosphuranyliteKCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca Calcite var. Cobalt-bearing Calcite(Ca,Co)CO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca PhosphuranyliteKCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca Dolomite var. Cobalt-bearing Dolomite(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
VVanadium
V FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCuCo2S4
Co KolweziteCuCo(CO3)(OH)2
Co Calcite var. Cobalt-bearing Calcite(Ca,Co)CO3
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
Co Dolomite var. Cobalt-bearing Dolomite(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
CuCopper
Cu Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Cu CarrolliteCuCo2S4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Cu ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu KolweziteCuCo(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu Cuprite var. ChalcotrichiteCu2O
Cu RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
Cu CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
AsArsenic
As ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
As MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
YYttrium
Y Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
Y Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Y Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
TeTellurium
Te MarkcooperitePb2(UO2)(TeO6)
BaBarium
Ba FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Ba BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
CeCerium
Ce Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
Ce Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
NdNeodymium
Nd Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Nd Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Nd Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
SmSamarium
Sm Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
Sm Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
Sm Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
GdGadolinium
Gd Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Pb CuritePb3(H2O)2[(UO2)4O4(OH)3]2
Pb MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
Pb KasolitePb(UO2)(SiO4) · H2O
Pb MarkcooperitePb2(UO2)(TeO6)
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
UUranium
U Kamotoite-(Y)Y2(UO2)4(CO3)3O4 · 14H2O
U Astrocyanite-(Ce)Cu2(Ce,Nd,La)2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2 · 1.5H2O
U Françoisite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH) · 6H2O
U Shabaite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2 · 6H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
U Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
U CuritePb3(H2O)2[(UO2)4O4(OH)3]2
U MasuyitePb(UO2)3O3(OH)2 · 3H2O
U RoubaultiteCu2(UO2)3(CO3)2O2(OH)2 · 4H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
U Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
U BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
U CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
U FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
U MetasaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U MetastudtiteUO4 · 2H2O
U PhosphuranyliteKCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
U SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
U BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
U KasolitePb(UO2)(SiO4) · H2O
U Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
U MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
U MarkcooperitePb2(UO2)(TeO6)
U SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Neoproterozoic to Carboniferous : 669 ± 1 Ma to 306 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded on mindat.org for this locality and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Carboniferous
   Pennsylvanian
ⓘ Uraninite (youngest age)306 MaKamoto Principal Mine (Kamoto Fond Mine; Kamoto Mine), Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
    
 
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Neoproterozoic
   Cryogenian
ⓘ Uraninite (oldest age)669 ± 1 MaKamoto Principal Mine (Kamoto Fond Mine; Kamoto Mine), Kamoto, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo

References

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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).
El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, P., Cailteux, J. (2009) Two Cu–Co sulfide phases and contrasting fluid systems in the Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ore Geology Reviews, 36, 315-322.
El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, P., Boyce, A.J., Schneider, J., Cailteux, J., Dewaele, S., von Quadt, A. (2010) Genesis of sediment-hosted stratiform copper–cobalt mineralization at Luiswishi and Kamoto, Katanga Copperbelt (Democratic Republic of Congo). Mineralium Deposita, 45, 735-763.
Muchez, P. et al. (2015) Mineralium Deposita, 50, 437-447.

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