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H. Clemmey

Sedimentary geology of a late Precambrian copper deposit at Kitwe, Zambia

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A preliminary depositional model is proposed for an orebody in a calcareous mud/carbonate/evaporite sequence of the Zambian Lower Roan Formation. A complex of tidal flat, marine and lagoonal lithofacies are described. Copper grades decrease seawards and laterally around sea floor topographic and lithologic features. Ore shoots have a predictable lineation possibly caused by tidal currents. Features indicative of the contemporaneous nature of mineralization and sedimentation are common.

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H. Clemmey, «Sedimentary geology of a late Precambrian copper deposit at Kitwe, Zambia», Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique [En ligne], Publications spéciales = special publications, Gisements stratiformes et provinces cuprifères - Centenaire de la Société Géologique de Belgique, 1974, 255-265 URL :

About: H. Clemmey

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, England.