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Dahongshan Fe-Cu deposit, Xinping Co., Yuxi Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 大红山铁铜矿床, 新平彝族傣族自治县, 玉溪市, 云南省, 中国
Volcanic-sedimentary Fe-Cu deposit, hosted in sedimentary rocks (amphibole biotite schist, albite leptite, silicious rocks, chelmsfordite marble, etc.), and related to basic volcanic rocks and marbles of the upper Manganghe and lower Feiweihe formations of the Lower Proterozoic Dahonghsan Group. The ore bodies are bedded, bedded-like and lenticular, conformable to the country rocks, and are folded together with the latter occasionally.

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Yuanren Chen (1976): Genesis of the Dahongshan copper deposit. Geology and Prospecting 12(6), 23-28.

Yuanren Chen (1977): Mineralization characteristics and prospecting directions of the Dahongshan Fe-Cu deposit. Geology and Prospecting 13(6), 12-16 (in Chinese).

Qin Dexian and Liu Chunxue (2000): Emanation-Sedimentary Metallogenic Series and Models of the Proterozoic Rift in the Kangdian Axis. Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 466-472.

Baofeng Shen, Anmin Zhai, Chunliang Yang, and Xiulan Cao (2005): Temporal-spatial distribution and evolutional characters of Precambrian iron deposits in China. Geological Survey and Research 28(4), 196-206.

Khin Zaw, Peters, S.G., Cromie, P., Burrett, C., and Zengqian Hou (2007): Nature, diversity of deposit types and metallogenic relations of South China. Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 3-47.

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