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Gala Mine, Garzê Co. (Ganzi Co.), Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture), Sichuan, Chinai
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Gala MineMine
Garzê Co. (Ganzi Co.)County
Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)Prefecture
SichuanProvince
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Name(s) in local language(s):嘎拉金矿, 甘孜县, 甘孜藏族自治州, 四川省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 39' 30'' North , 99° 48' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.65833,99.80000
GeoHash:G#: wjwup50ph
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dwc : Monsoon-influenced subarctic climate


A gold mine, started in 1993.
Located about 15 km from Ganzi city.

Regions containing this locality

Southwest China, China

Region - 931 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Guitang Pan, Xuanxue Mo, Qiang Xu, Yunzhong Hu, and Xingzhen Li (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31, 48-87.; Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
'Biotite'
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Taihe Zhou, Goldfarb, R.J., and Phillips, G.N. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 249-282.; Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Guitang Pan, Xuanxue Mo, Qiang Xu, Yunzhong Hu, and Xingzhen Li (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31, 48-87.; Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Taihe Zhou, Goldfarb, R.J., and Phillips, G.N. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 249-282.; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Guitang Pan, Xuanxue Mo, Qiang Xu, Yunzhong Hu, and Xingzhen Li (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31, 48-87.; Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Nickel
Formula: Ni
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Guitang Pan, Xuanxue Mo, Qiang Xu, Yunzhong Hu, and Xingzhen Li (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31, 48-87.; Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Taihe Zhou, Goldfarb, R.J., and Phillips, G.N. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 249-282.; Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Guitang Pan, Xuanxue Mo, Qiang Xu, Yunzhong Hu, and Xingzhen Li (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31, 48-87.; Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357; Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Nickel1.AA.05Ni
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Serpentine Subgroup-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Nickel1.1.11.5Ni
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
var: Sericite-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
CrChromium
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni NickelNi
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3184523
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Comments: Songpan-Ganzi Accretionary Complex

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Peters, S.G. (2002): Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics of Sedimentary-Hosted Au Deposits in P.R. China. USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Taihe Zhou, Goldfarb, R.J., and Phillips, N.G. (2002): Tectonics and distribution of gold deposits in China - an overview. Mineralium Deposita 37(374), 249-282.
Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Geological features and prospecting targets of the Garze Gala gold deposit in Sichuan. Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398 (in Chinese with English title).
Zigui Yan (2006): Geological Characteristics of Gold Deposits in Ganzi-Litang Fault Zone and Preliminary Discussion on Their Ore-Control Factors. Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research [Dizhi Zhaokuang Luncong] 21(s), 52-57.
Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Guitang Pan, Xuanxue Mo, Qiang Xu, Yunzhong Hu, and Xingzhen Li (2007): Sanjiang tethyan metallogenesis in SW China: tectonic setting, metallogenic epochs and deposit types. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 48-87.
Ni Yan, Jing Zhang, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Qingfei Wang, and Jianhong Luo (2013): Characteristics of isotopic geochemistry and metallogenesis of the Gala gold deposit in Ganzi-Litang suture zone, western Sichuan Province, China. Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1347-1357 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Weijing Huan, Na Li, Wanming Yuan, Qingjie Gong, Jing Zhang, and Qingfei Wang (2013): Fission track constrain on mineralization time and tectonic events in Ganzi-Litang gold belt, Tibet Plateau. Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1338-1346 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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