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Dongbeizhai Mine, Songpan Co., Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture (Aba Autonomous Prefecture), Sichuan, Chinai
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Dongbeizhai MineMine
Songpan Co.County
Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture (Aba Autonomous Prefecture)Prefecture
SichuanProvince
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):东北寨金矿, 松潘县, 阿坝藏族羌族自治州, 四川省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 18' 0'' North , 102° 45' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.30000,102.76000
GeoHash:G#: wm9pf2591
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dwb : Monsoon-influenced warm-summer humid continental climate


Carlin-like gold deposit, located at the intersection of regional NS- and EW-trending structural corridors within the Songpan-Ganzi basin. The deposit occurs along the footwall of the Kuashiya fault zone which separates Carboniferous to Lower Permian carbonate rocks from Middle Triassic black slate and other clastic rocks, and also contains lenses of hydrothermally altered mafic volcanic rocks of uncertain origin. The ore bodies, consisting of breccias anad cataclasites along the fault zone, are mainly hosted in silicified carbonaceous mudstone.

Dongbeizhai is the largest known gold deposit in Sichuan Province. Resources are estimated at 52t of Au.

Located about 25 km north of Songpan city.

Regions containing this locality

Southwest China, China

Region - 931 mineral species & varietal names listed

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: http://oldwebsite.laurentian.ca/geology/seg/Gold2003/Abstracts/JZhou.pdf
Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: Jiajun Liu, Dan Yang, Jianming Liu, Zhenjiang Liu, Yan Yang, Guangjian Mao, and Minghua Zheng (2007): Earth Science Frontiers 14(5), 158-166
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Jiajun Liu, Dan Yang, Jianming Liu, Zhenjiang Liu, Yan Yang, Guangjian Mao, and Minghua Zheng (2007): Earth Science Frontiers 14(5), 158-166; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
'Monazite'
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Jiajun Liu, Dan Yang, Jianming Liu, Zhenjiang Liu, Yan Yang, Guangjian Mao, and Minghua Zheng (2007): Earth Science Frontiers 14(5), 158-166; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Pyrite var: Arsenian Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Jiajun Liu, Dan Yang, Jianming Liu, Zhenjiang Liu, Yan Yang, Guangjian Mao, and Minghua Zheng (2007): Earth Science Frontiers 14(5), 158-166; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Peters, S.G. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Dehai Zhang (2000): Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40; Jiajun Liu, Dan Yang, Jianming Liu, Zhenjiang Liu, Yan Yang, Guangjian Mao, and Minghua Zheng (2007): Earth Science Frontiers 14(5), 158-166; Xinhui Liu, Mingshen Feng, Jiajun Liu, Minwu Liu, and Yongwen Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(4), 6-12
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Jingwen Mao, Yumin Qiu, Goldfarb, R.J., Zhaochong Zhang, Garwin, S., and Ren Fengshou (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37(3/4), 352-377.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Gu, X.X., Liu, J.M., Schulz, O., Vavtar, F., and Zheng, M.H. (2002): Ore Geology Reviews 22, 91-116.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Famatinite2.KA.10Cu3SbS4
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Arsenian Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorite Group-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Monazite-

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Famatinite3.2.2.2Cu3SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
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.
'Chlorite Group'-
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
var: Arsenian Pyrite
-FeS2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S FamatiniteCu3SbS4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S RealgarAs4S4
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
FeIron
Fe Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenicAs
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As OrpimentAs2S3
As RealgarAs4S4
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
SbAntimony
Sb FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

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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Minghua Zheng, Yufeng Zhou, and Xuexiang Gou (1991): Isotopic compositions in the Dongbeizhai fine-disseminated gold deposit, Sichuan Province, and their genetic implications. Scientia Geologica Sinica 26(2), 159-173 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): Comparative Geology and Geochemistry of Sedimentary-Rock-Hosted (Carlin-Type) Gold Deposits in the People's Republic of China and in Nevada, USA. USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Dehai Zhang (2000): Research on gold extraction process for Dongbeizhai refractory gold ore. Gold Science and Technology 8(6), 36-40 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Gu, X.X., Liu, J.M., Schulz, O., Vavtar, F., and Zheng, M.H. (2002): Syngenetic origin for the sediment-hosted disseminated gold deposits in NW Sichuan, China: ore fabric evidence. Ore Geology Reviews 22, 91-116.
Hu Ruizhong, Su Wenchao, Bi Xianwu, Tu Guangzhi, and Hofstra, A.H. (2002): Geology and geochemistry of Carlin-type gold deposits in China. Mineralium Deposita 37(3/4), 378-392
Jingwen Mao, Yumin Qiu, Goldfarb, R.J., Zhaochong Zhang, Garwin, S., and Ren Fengshou (2002): Geology, distribution, and classification of gold deposits in the western Qinling belt, central China. Mineralium Deposita 37(3/4), 352-377.
Peters, S.G. (2002): Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics of Sedimentary-Hosted Au Deposits in P.R. China. USGS Open-File Report 02-131.
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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