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Bairong Cu-Mo deposit, Nyêmo Co. (Nimu Co.), Lhasa, Tibet, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Bairong Cu-Mo depositDeposit
Nyêmo Co. (Nimu Co.)County
LhasaPrefecture
TibetAutonomous Region
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):白容铜钼矿床, 尼木县 (སྙེ་མོ་རྫོང་), 拉萨市 (ལྷ་ས་གྲོང་ཁྱེར་), 西藏自治区, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 34' 20'' North , 89° 57' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.57222,89.95278
GeoHash:G#: tvrbnzmwe
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


Supergene-enriched porphyry Cu-Mo deposit and porphyry Cu-Mo-Au-base metal veins.

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


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
'Biotite'
Reference: http://www.ccgoldfields.com/admin/Latest/Docs/News%20release%20Nimu%209%20October%202006.pdf
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: http://www.ccgoldfields.com/admin/Latest/Docs/News%20release%20Nimu%209%20October%202006.pdf
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Dezhang Xu (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(s), 15-19.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: http://www.ccgoldfields.com/admin/Latest/Docs/News%20release%20Nimu%209%20October%202006.pdf
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Dezhang Xu (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(s), 15-19.; Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Dezhang Xu (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(s), 15-19.; Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
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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Tertiary - Cretaceous
2.588 - 145 Ma



ID: 3187226
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic 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]

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

References

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Zhiying Huang and Guangming Li (2004): Basic characteristics of copper deposits and their prospecting in the Yaluzangbujiang metallogenic province, Tibet. Geology and Prospecting 40(1), 1-6 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Dezhang Xu (2006): Problems about Geology of Copper Deposits in Tinggong, Bairong Ore Districts, Nimu County, Tibet. Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(s), 15-19 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): The Miocene Gangdese porphyry copper belt generated during post-collisional extension in the Tibetan orogen. Ore Geology Reviews (in press). DOI 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2008.09.006

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