Geometries and genesis of breccias within the halokinetic Kalukundi diapir at the Mashitu mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
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The Mashitu Cu-Co deposit is located within the western part of the Kalukundi breccia complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Kalukundi breccia complex, similar to others in the Congolese Copperbelt, consists of clasts and megaclasts of Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks ranging from millimeters to hundreds of meters in diameter contained in a quartz-chlorite-dolomite matrix. The Congolese Copperbelt breccia complexes remain poorly understood because mining has traditionally focused on mineralized megaclasts within the breccias and the matrix to the breccias has undergone recessive ...