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La'erma Au-Se deposit (Laerma Au-Se deposit), Luqu Co., Gannan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 0' 2'' North , 102° 19' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.0005555556, 102.32
Name(s) in local language(s):拉尔玛金硒矿床, 碌曲县, 甘南藏族自治州, 甘肃省, 中国
Other regions containing this locality:Asia

Carlin-like gold deposit, hosted in Cambrian-Ordovician carbonaceous and siliceous slates, and related to Mesozoic diorite dykes. The deposit also contains minor uranium ores.

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51 valid minerals.

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Chuanzhi Luo (1991): Paragenetic relation of the stratabound deposits in the western Qinling fold system. Geology and Prospecting 27(4), 3-13.

Yuanzhen Zhang, Dakang Song, and Jingyao Sun (1992): The discovery and study of Tiemannite in Gansu, China. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12(1), 83-86.

Minghua Zheng, Jiajun Liu, Jianming Liu, and Wenquan Lu (1993): The first discovery and preliminary study of selenio-sulfantimonide in China. Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 13(2).

Jiajun Liu and Minghua Zheng (1994): Se - the important indicator of fine-disseminated type gold deposits. Geology and Prospecting 30(6), 19-22 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Dequan Shuai and Xiaojiang Hu (1995): Mineral component features and gold migration patterns of Laerma gold deposit in Gansu-Sichuan. Geology and Prospecting 31(5), 28-35 (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.

Wen Hanjie and Qiu Yuzhou (1999): Organic and inorganic occurrence of selenium in Laerma Se-Au deposit. Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 42(6), 662-669.

Jiajun Liu, Minghua Zheng, Jianming Liu, and Wenchao Su (2000): Geochemistry of the La'erma and Qiongmo Au-Se deposits in the western Qinling Mountains, China. Ore Geology Reviews 17, 91-111.

Jiajun Liu, Jianming Liu, Wenchao Su, and Caixia Feng (2001): Ore forming material sources of La'erma gold deposit, western Qinling, China. Presentation at the 11th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract no. 3471.

Hanjie Wen and Yuzhou Qiu (2001): Occurrence of Selenium in Laerma Se-Au deposit, China. Presentation at the 11th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract no. 3506.

Peters, S.G. (2002): Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics of Sedimentary-Hosted Au Deposits in P.R. China. USGS Open-File Report 02-131.

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, 352-377.

Caixia Feng, Jiajun Liu, and Shen Liu (2002): Summarizing about selenium resources and its mineralizing condition in China. Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 812-815 (in Chinese with English title).

Hanjie Wen, Yuzhuo Qiu, and Shirong Liu (2003): Different occurrence of selenium in kerogen: TEM evidence. Geochimica 32(1), 21-28 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Jiajun Liu, Zhiming Li, Jianming Liu, Jianping Wang, Caixia Feng, and Wenquan Lu (2005): Mineralogy of the Stibnite-Antimonselite Series in the Nature. Journal of Jilin University (Earth Science Edition) [Jilin Daxue Xuebao (Diqiu Kexue Ban)] 35(5), 545-553.

Hanjie Wen, Carignan, J., Yuzhuo Qiu, and Shirong Liu (2006): Selenium Speciation in Kerogen from Two Chinese Selenium Deposits: Environmental Implications. Environmental Science and Technology 40(4), 1126-1132.

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