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Dayakou emerald mine, Malipo Co., Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 55' 41'' North , 104° 41' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 22.9280555556, 104.696666667
Other regions containing this locality:Asia

Emerald-bearing quartz and pegmatite veins, hosted in Cambrian metamorphic rocks at the eastern contact of the Yanshannian Laojunshan granite.

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Ottens, B. (2006): Smaragd aus Dayakou. Lapis 31(4), 13-20 (in German).

Groat, L.A., Giuliani, G., Marshall, D.D., and Turner, D. (2008): Emerald deposits and occurrences: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 87-112.

Xue, G., Marshall, D., Zhang, S., Ullrich, T.D., Bishop, T., Groat, L.A., Thorkelson, D.J., Giuliani, G., and Fallick, A.E. (2010): Conditions for Early Cretaceous emerald formation at Dyakou [sic], China: Fluid inclusion, Ar-Ar and stable isotope studies. Economic Geology 105, 339-349.

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