|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 23' North , 115° 44' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||29.38333,115.73333|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
A fluorite mine. According to Ottens, all specimens previously attributed to the "Wushan Fluorite mine" really come from this mine, which is located near Wushan town. Liu gives the locality more precisely as Wushan town, 25 km north of De'an city, the administrative seat of De'an county. A "Wushan mine" does not appear to exist.
1) For the octahedral blue-green fluorite etched from quartz (using HF) Bert Ottens states that the true locality is, "Ganzhou area, about 500 km south of De'an, but still in Jiangxi Province. The region is easy to reach from Chenzhou, about 200 km west of it. For now "Ganzhou" must suffice as the locality designation." The locality for the purple cubo-octahedral fluorite etched from quartz is: De'an fluorite workings at Wushan, near De'an, De'an County, Jiangxi Province (originally falsely listed as from Yiwu in Zheijiang Province). Ottens also explains that fluorite dealers in Chenzhou are intentionally not providing precise locality info.
2) Octahedral fluorites labeled as coming from here may actually come from a mine near Shangrao (see http://www.mindat.org/mesg-7-88672.html)
Numerous fluorite photos attributed to this locality will eventually need to be moved to other localities.
Regions containing this locality
|Yangtze Plate||Tectonic Plate|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
3 valid minerals.
Detailed Mineral List:
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts|
|Group 3 - Halides|
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 2 - SULFIDES|
|AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2|
|Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES|
|Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks|
|Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with  coordinated Si|
List of minerals for each chemical element
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic|
541 - 1600 Ma
|Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)
Comments: Hoh Xil-South China Domain
Lithology: Intermediate volcanic rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.