Show simple item record Kampunzu, A.B. Cailteux, J.L.H. Kamona, A.F. Intiomale, M.M. Melcher, F. 2009-10-06T13:14:22Z 2009-10-06T13:14:22Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Kampunzu, A.B. et al (2009) Sediment-hosted Zn–Pb–Cu deposits in the Central African Copperbelt, Ore Geology Reviews, Vol. 35, pp. 263–297 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0169-1368
dc.description.abstract Stratabound epigenetic sulphide Zn–Pb–Cu ore deposits of the Central African Copperbelt in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia are mostly hosted in deformed shallow marine platform carbonates and associated sedimentary rocks of the Neoproterozoic Katanga Supergroup. Economic orebodies, that also contain variable amounts of minor Cd, Co, Ge, Ag, Re, As, Mo, Ga, and V, occur mainly as irregular pipe-like bodies associated with collapse breccias and faults as well as lenticular bodies subparallel to bedding. Kipushi and Kabwe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia, respectively, are the major examples of carbonate-hosted Zn–Pb–Cu mined deposits with important by-products of Ge, Cd, Ag and V in the Lufilian Arc, a major metallogenic province famous for its world-class sediment-hosted stratiform Cu–Co deposits. The carbonate-hosted deposits range in age from Neoproterozoic to early Palaeozoic (680 to 450 Ma). The formation of the relatively older Neoproterozoic deposits is probably related to early collision events during the Lufilian Orogeny, whereas the younger Palaeozoic deposits may be related to post-collisional processes of ore formation. Fluid inclusion and stable isotope data indicate that hydrothermal metal-bearing fluids evolved from formation brines during basin evolution and later tectonogenesis. Ore fluid migration occurred mainly along major thrust zones and other structural discontinuities such as karsts, breccias and faults within the Katangan cover rocks, resulting in ore deposition within favourable structures and reactive carbonates of the Katangan Supergroup. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Zn–Pb–Cu deposits en_US
dc.subject Sediment-hosted deposits en_US
dc.subject Central African Copperbelt en_US
dc.title Sediment-hosted Zn–Pb–Cu deposits in the Central African Copperbelt en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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