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Houziping Mine, Fenghuang Co., Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
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Latitude: 27°59'31"N
Longitude: 109°22'3"E
Name(s) in local language(s): 猴子坪汞矿, 凤凰县, 湘西土家族苗族自治州, 湖南省, 中国
This mine includes four ore blocks: Houziping (猴子坪), Laoshachang (老砂厂), Shanmula (杉木喇) and Youmeishan (有枚山).

Cinnabar crystals from this locality are highly valued for their habits and colour (Chen et al., 2009).

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10 entries listed. 9 valid minerals.

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Minghui Chen, Jimao Sun, Xueqin Peng, Zhenxiang Bao, and Juemin Bao (2009): Geologic features and the cinnabar crystals of the Houziping mercury deposit in Fenghuang County, Hunan Province. Geology and Resources 19(1), 42-46 (in Chinese with English abstract).

External Links

http://search.ngac.cn/Search/Search_Detail_Sg.aspx?DH=201786 [National Geological Archives of China, record no. hn005933]

http://search.ngac.cn/Search/Search_Detail_Sg.aspx?DH=199877 [National Geological Archives of China, record no. hn007440]

http://search.ngac.cn/Search/Search_Detail_Sg.aspx?DH=182549 [National Geological Archives of China, record no. 762]

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