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Motuosala Mine (Motuosarla Mine; Motuoshala Mine), Baluntai, Hejing Co. (Xejing Co.), Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture (Bayingolin Autonomous Prefecture; Bayinguoleng Autonomous Prefecture), Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China
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Latitude: 42°48'39"N
Longitude: 86°20'19"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): 莫托萨拉铁锰矿, 巴仑台镇, 和静县 (خېجىڭ ناھىيىسى), 巴音郭愣蒙古自治州 (بايىنغولىن موڭغۇل ئاپتونوم ئوبلاستى), 新疆维吾尔自治区, 中国
 
Volcanic rock-hosted iron-manganese deposit.

Mineral List

Actinolite
Anhydrite
Baryte
Braunite
Calcite
var: Ferroan Calcite
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite

'Chlorite Group'
Ferrihydrite
Galena
Hausmannite
Hematite
Hematite
var: Specularite

Magnetite
Montmorillonite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
var: Jasper
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Siderite


24 entries listed. 17 valid minerals.

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References

Jiuling Zhang (1982): Geological features and prospecting directions of the main types of foreign and domestic manganese deposits. Geology and Prospecting 18(2), 26-40.

Zhian Qin (1999): Constituents of iron and manganese ores in Motuosarla deposit, Xinjiang. Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(4), 69-75.

Yuan Tao (2003): Contrast of geological characteristics between Motuoshala iron-(manganese) deposit and Shikebutai iron deposit in West Tianshan Mountain of Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 18(z1).

Zuoheng Zhang, Wei Hong, Zongsheng Jiang, Shigang Duan, Zhihua Wang, Fengming Li, Fupin Shi, Jun Zhao, and Renqiao Zheng (2012): Geological features, mineralization types and metallogenic setting of Late Paleozoic iron deposits in western Tianshan Mountains of Xinjiang. Mineral Deposits 31(5), 941-964 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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