Ruwe

Past Producer in Congo (Kinshasa) with commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Molybdenum, Lead, Platinum, Palladium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10098402
MRDS ID M046471
Record type Site
Current site name Ruwe
Alternate or previous names Kolwezi

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Pit
Geographic coordinates: 25.5384, -10.6782 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position NEW SOURCE OF KOLWEZI LUALAVA RIVER. Location near center of flooded pit visible on Google Earth.
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Geographic areas

Country
Congo (Kinshasa)

Comments on the location information

  • Location from vanbrussel, Katangan Copperbelt, a map file found in Google Maps. NO other information available.
  • In Lualaba Province of the Katanga Region.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Copper Secondary
Molybdenum Secondary
Lead Secondary
Platinum Secondary
Palladium Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Malachite Ore

Analytical data

Result PLATIUMI PALLADIUM RATIO 1:4, AVERAGE ANALYSIS: OS = 12.287 GM/TONNE, PT = 3.428 GM/TONNE, AG = 8.266 GM/TONNE
Result GENERAL ANALYSIS OF CONCENTRATE (TAKE WITH GRAIN OF SALT): PB = 29.55%, CU = 9.00, FE = 6.53, NI = 0.24, CO = 1.02, AL2O3 = 0.16, V2O5 = 10.56, P2O5 = TR, 3IO2 = 31.45, H2O = 11.273, PD = 0.121, PT = 0.002, AU = 0.032, AG = 0.062

Nearby scientific data

Pit (1) 25.5384, -10.6782

Ore body information

  • General form BLANKET

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: APPEARS TO ME THAT NEAR SURFACE SECONDARY CONCENTRATIONS ARE BEING DESCRIBED

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Katanga

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M046471

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BALL, S. H. AND SHALER, M. K. ECON. GEO. OF BEL. CONGO. ECON GEO. VOL. 9. NO. 7 P. 605 - 653, 1914

  • Location

    vanbrussel, Katangan Copperbelt, Map available through Google Maps as a .kml for Google Earth. [No other information available. Last accessed 2/15/2010 by Anna Wilson]

  • Deposit

    FRIEDENSBURG, F. DIE BERGWIRTSCHAFT DER ERDE, 1956

  • Deposit

    QUIRING, HEINRICH, 1962, V. 16 PLATINMETALLE.

  • Deposit

    BUTTGENBACH, H., 1906, LE GITE AURO - PLATINIFERE DE RUWE, INTERNAT. CONGRESS..., LIEGE, 1905, P. 437 - 450

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-75 Page, Norman J. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 15-FEB-10 Wilson, Anna B. U.S. Geological Survey Moved mine 2 degrees south from 23.5667 to 25.5384, per map by vanbrussel. Changed primary commodity to gold only. When the gold was mined out, this became the Mutoshi copper deposit.