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The Central African Copperbelt, including the Zambian Copperbelt, Congolese Copperbelt, and deposits in the North West Province of Zambia, is the world's largest and highest-grade sedimentary copper province, with approximately 200 Mt of contained copper and the world's largest cobalt reserves. It is hosted in Neoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks of the Katangan Supergroup (∼880 and ∼600 Ma) deposited in a series of intra-continental rift basins with abundant evaporite deposits. Early rift-stage continental rocks were overlain by a sequence of mixed evaporitic carbonate and clastic rocks, followed by a second period of renewed rift-stage clastic and mafic rocks. Widespread glacial and...

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