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Sediment-hosted stratabound copper (Sandstone copper, Roan arenite) deposit in Copperbelt, Zambia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 10328
Tract name Roan Arenite tract (002ssCu1002)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Zambia
State or province Copperbelt
Geographic location 28.5007, -12.7998
Geologic map unit 28.5007, -12.7998
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Sediment-hosted stratabound copper
Deposit subtype Sandstone copper, Roan arenite
Age (Ma) 850Ma

Commodity and development information

Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 7Mt
Cu grade (%) 1.53%
Contained copper 110,000t

Reference information

References Moore (1968b); Annels and others (1983); Marjonen (2000); Wilson and others (2013); Cox and others (2003); Kirkham and others (2003)
Site reference Zientek, Bliss, and others (2014)
Moore, T.A., 1968b, Geological map of the Ndola area, degree sheet 1228, SE quarter, to accompany report no. 20 by T.A. Moore: Zambia Geological Survey, scale 1:100,000.
Annels, A.E., Vaughan, D.J., and Craig, J.R., 1983, Conditions of ore mineral formation in certain Zambian Copperbelt deposits with special reference to the role of cobalt: Mineralium Deposita, v. 18, p. 71–88.
Marjonen, R., 2000, Geological map of the Kitwe-Mufulira area, quarter degree sheets 1228 SW and part of 1228 NW, to accompany report no. 60 by R. Marjonen: Zambia Geological Survey, scale 1:100,000.
Wilson, A.B., Causey, J.D., Denning, P.D., Hayes, T.S., Horton, J.D., Kirschbaum, M.J., Parks, H.L., Taylor, C.D., and Zientek, M.L., 2013, Relational database of sediment-hosted copper deposits, resources, and production in the Central African Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia, in Taylor, C.D., Causey, J.D., Denning, P.D., Hayes, T.S., Hammarstrom, J.M., Horton, J.D., Kirschbaum, M.J., Parks, H.L., Wilson, A.B., Wintzer, N.E., and Zientek, M.L., Descriptive models, grade-tonnage relationships, and databases for the assessment of sediment-hosted copper deposits—With emphasis on deposits in the Central Africa Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report2010-5090-J.
Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F., 2003 [2007], Sediment-hosted copper deposits of the world—Deposit models and database: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03–107, v. 1.3, 53 p. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-107/.)
Kirkham, R.V., Carrière, J.J., and Rafer, A.B. comp., 2003, World distribution of sediment-hosted, stratiform copper deposits and occurrences: Geological Survey of Canada, accessed Sept 26, 2009, at http://apps1.gdr.nrcan.gc.ca/gsc_minerals/index.phtml?language=en-CA.
Zientek, M.L., Bliss, J.D., Broughton, D.W., Christie, Michael, Denning, P.D., Hayes, T.S., Hitzman, M.W., Horton, J.D., Frost-Killian, Susan, Jack, D.J., Master, Sharad, Parks, H.L., Taylor, C.D., Wilson, A.B., Wintzer, N.E., and Woodhead, Jon, 2014, Sediment-Hosted stratabound copper assessment of the Neoproterozoic Roan Group, Central African Copperbelt, Katanga Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–T, 162 p., and spatial data, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090T.