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Zimudang Mine, Xingren Co., Qianxi'nan, Guizhou, Chinai
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Zimudang MineMine
Xingren Co.County
Qianxi'nanPrefecture
GuizhouProvince
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):紫木凼金矿, 兴仁县, 黔西南布依族苗族自治州, 贵州省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 34' North , 105° 28' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.56667,105.46667
GeoHash:G#: wkdcryq2x
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


An open pit gold mine. The ores contain economic values of mercury and also significant amounts of thallium.

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


26 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.; Denghong Wang, Yan Qin, Chenghui Wang, Yuchuan Chen, and Lan Gao (2012): Geotectonica et Metallogenia 36(3), 330-336
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.; Denghong Wang, Yan Qin, Chenghui Wang, Yuchuan Chen, and Lan Gao (2012): Geotectonica et Metallogenia 36(3), 330-336
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Zhiwei Bao, Zhenhua Zhao, Guha, J., and Williams-Jones, A.E. (2004): Geochemical Journal 38, 363-381.; Denghong Wang, Yan Qin, Chenghui Wang, Yuchuan Chen, and Lan Gao (2012): Geotectonica et Metallogenia 36(3), 330-336
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Peters, S.G., Huang Jiazhan, Li Zhiping, and Jing Chenggui (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31, 170-204.
Lorándite
Formula: TlAsS2
Reference: Zhiwei Bao, Zhenhua Zhao, Guha, J., and Williams-Jones, A.E. (2004): Geochemical Journal 38, 363-381.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: http://www.portergeo.com.au/database/mineinfo.asp?mineid=mn1060
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Ruizhong Hu, Wenchao Su, Xianwu Bi, Guangzhi Tu, and Hofstra, A.H. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37(3/4), 378-392.; Denghong Wang, Yan Qin, Chenghui Wang, Yuchuan Chen, and Lan Gao (2012): Geotectonica et Metallogenia 36(3), 330-336
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.; Denghong Wang, Yan Qin, Chenghui Wang, Yuchuan Chen, and Lan Gao (2012): Geotectonica et Metallogenia 36(3), 330-336
Pyrite var: Arsenian Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zhiwei Bao (2001): PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.; Denghong Wang, Yan Qin, Chenghui Wang, Yuchuan Chen, and Lan Gao (2012): Geotectonica et Metallogenia 36(3), 330-336
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.; Denghong Wang, Yan Qin, Chenghui Wang, Yuchuan Chen, and Lan Gao (2012): Geotectonica et Metallogenia 36(3), 330-336
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Laimin Zhu (1998): Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 17(4), 362-371.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Zhiping Li, and S.G. Peters (1998): USGS Open-File Report 98-466.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Lorándite2.HD.05TlAsS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Arsenian Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
Ferrihydrite4.FE.35Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
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)

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 = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ø = 2
Lorándite3.7.6.1TlAsS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ferrihydrite4.3.2.2Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
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
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
var: Arsenian Pyrite
-FeS2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
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 BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S GalenaPbS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S LoránditeTlAsS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S RealgarAs4S4
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As LoránditeTlAsS2
As OrpimentAs2S3
As RealgarAs4S4
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
TlThallium
Tl LoránditeTlAsS2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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: 3186529
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

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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Laimin Zhu (1998): A Study on the Relations Between Ultrabasic Dikes and Fine Disseminated Gold Deposits in Southwestern Guizhou Province as Exemplified by Zimudang Large-Sized Gold Deposit. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 17(4), 362-371.
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.
Zhiwei Bao (2001): Geochemistry of the Sediment-hosted Disseminated Gold Deposits in Southwestern Guizhou Province, China. PhD Thesis, University of Québec, Canda.
Zhiwei Bao, Zhenhua Zhao, Guha, J., and Williams-Jones, A.E. (2004): HFSE, REE, and PGE geochemistry of three sedimentary rock-hosted disseminated gold deposits in southwestern Guizhou Province, China. Geochemical Journal 38, 363-381.
Tangfu Xiao, Guha, J., and Boyle, D. (2004): High thallium content in rocks associated with Au–As–Hg–Tl and coal mineralization and its adverse environmental potential in SW Guizhou, China. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 4(3), 243-252.
Peters, S.G., Huang Jiazhan, Li Zhiping, and Jing Chenggui (2007): Sedimentary rock-hosted Au deposits of the Dian–Qian–Gui area, Guizhou, and Yunnan Provinces, and Guangxi District, China. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 170-204.
Denghong Wang, Yan Qin, Chenghui Wang, Yuchuan Chen, and Lan Gao (2012): Mineralization pedigree for epithermal Hg, Sb, Au deposits in Guizhou Province - taking the Dachang Sb deposit, the Zinudang Au deposit and the Luanyantang Hg deposit for examples. Geotectonica et Metallogenia 36(3), 330-336 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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