Geology and geochemistry of the Kansanshi Cu-(Au) deposit, North-Western Province, Zambia
The Kansanshi Cu-(Au) mine exploits a structurally controlled deposit hosted by strongly deformed Neoproterozoic metasediments in the Katangan Basin of southern Africa. It is currently the largest active Cu mine in Africa, with a total endowment of nearly 12 Mt of Cu and 7 Moz of Au. Copper occurs predominately as coarse chalcopyrite in large quartz-carbonate-pyrite vein swarms and as finer-grained disseminations in carbonaceous phyllite and schist wallrocks. The veins and associated disseminated sulfides are concentrated in domes along the crest of the NW-SE trending Kansanshi antiform. The ...
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