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Zijinshan ore field, Shanghang Co., Longyan Prefecture, Fujian Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 紫金山矿田, 上杭县, 龙岩市, 福建省, 中国
Epithermal porphyry copper-molybdenum-gold-silver deposits within a small fault-bounded volcanic basin that was intruded by Jurassic granites and an extensive Cretaceous volcanic suite controlled by a major NE-trending deep fault zone. In the center of the basin, dacitic porphyry occurs as a pipe-like intrusion, which is surrounded by dacitic volcanic breccia, tuff and lava. A system of circular and radial faults and fissures around the pipe is filled with veins and hydrothermal breccias.

The ore field is 14 km long and 4 km wide and contains six major deposits as well as numerous occurrences. It straddles the border between Shanghang and Wuping counties.

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Tianjun Gao and Rensheng Huang (1998): Comparison of typical characters of Zijinshan copper-gold-silver deposits, Shanghang, Fujian Province. Volcanology and Mineral Resources 19(4), 283-294 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Rensheng Huang (2008): Igneous series and epithermal porphyry Cu-Au-Ag mineralization system in the Zijingshan [sic] ore field, Fujian Province. Journal of Geomechanics 14(1), 74-86 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Jinzhang Zhang (2013): Geology, exploration model and practice of Zijinshan ore concentrated area. Mineral Deposits 32(4), 757-766 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Liu Wenyuan, Dong Cheng, Gu Xiangping, Liu Yu, Qiu Xiaoping, and Chen Yuchuan (2014): The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1517-1525.

Liu Wenyuan, Nigel J. Cook, Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Liu Yu, Qiu Xiaoping, Chen Yuchuan (2016): Mineralogy of tin-sulfides in the Zijinshan porphyry–epithermal system, Fujian Province, China. Ore Geology Reviews 72, 682-698.

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