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De'an fluorite mine, Wushan, De'an Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, Chinai
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De'an fluorite mineMine
Wushan- not defined -
De'an Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 23' North , 115° 44' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.38333,115.73333
GeoHash:G#: wt4r1t46q
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
Jiujiang258,807 (2017)44.2km

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

Numerous fluorite photos attributed to this locality will eventually need to be moved to other localities.

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3 valid minerals.

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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
F FluoriteCaF2
Si QuartzSiO2
S PyriteFeS2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Fe PyriteFeS2

Regional Geology

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

ID: 3190622
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. [154]

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- Ottens, B. (2005): Chinese Fluorite. The Mineralogical Record 36(1), 59-68.
- Guanghua Liu (2006): Fine Minerals of China - A Guide to Mineral Localities, pp 240-243.
- Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.

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