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Chongjiang Cu-(Mo-Au) deposit, Nyêmo Co. (Nimu Co.), Lhasa, Tibet, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Chongjiang Cu-(Mo-Au) depositDeposit
Nyêmo Co. (Nimu Co.)County
LhasaPrefecture
TibetAutonomous Region
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):冲江铜(钼金)矿床, 尼木县 (སྙེ་མོ་རྫོང་), 拉萨市 (ལྷ་ས་གྲོང་ཁྱེར་), 西藏自治区, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 30' 40'' North , 90° 0' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.51111,90.00000
GeoHash:G#: tvpzzurfx
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Dwc : Monsoon-influenced subarctic climate


Porphyry copper-(molybdenum-gold) deposit.

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


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
'Apatite'
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Biotite'
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Qu Xiaoming, Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, and Li Youguo (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 205-223.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press); Zhiying Huang and Guangming Li (2004): Geology and Prospecting 40(1), 1-6
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): Ore Geology Reviews (in press)
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Zongyao Rui, Zengqian Hou, Xiaoming Qu, Lisheng Zhang, Longsheng Wang, and Yulin Liu (2003): Mineral Deposits 22(3), 217-225; Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Qu Xiaoming, Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, and Li Youguo (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 205-223.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Youye Zhang, Shunbao Gao, Lijun Cheng, Guoliang Li, Nanping Feng, Zihui Fan, Huaping Zhang, Jianci Guo, and Gangyang Zhang (2004): Earth Science - Journal of China University of Geosciences 29(3), 333-339; Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Molybdite
Formula: MoO3
Reference: Qu Xiaoming, Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, and Li Youguo (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 205-223.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zongyao Rui, Zengqian Hou, Xiaoming Qu, Lisheng Zhang, Longsheng Wang, and Yulin Liu (2003): Mineral Deposits [Kuangchuang Dizhi] 22(3), 217-225.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Wu Lin, Yuquan Zhang, Huaying Liang, and Yingwen Xie (2004): Geochimica 33(6), 585-592
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Zhiying Huang and Guangming Li (2004): Geology and Prospecting 40(1), 1-6

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Molybdite'4.E0.10MoO3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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 = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX3
Molybdite4.5.1.1MoO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MolybditeMoO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TenoriteCuO
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo MolybditeMoO3
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu
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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Tertiary - Cretaceous
2.588 - 145 Ma



ID: 3187226
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic volcanic 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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Qu, X., Hou, Z., and Huang, W. (2001): Is Gangdese porphyry copper deposit belt the second Yulong copper deposit belt ? Mineral Deposits 20(4), 353-366 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Rui, Z., Wang, L., and Wang, Y. (2002): Porphyry copper deposit models in China: Workshop on Assessing Undiscovered Mineral Resources, June 24-28, Beijing, China, China Geological Survey and U.S. Geological Survey, p. 42-52.
Gao, Y., Hou, Z., Wei, R., and Zhao, R. (2003): Post-collisional adakitic porphyries in Tibet: geochemical and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic constraints on partial melting of oceanic lithosphere and crust-mantle interaction: Acta Geologica Sinica 77(2), 194-203.
Hou, Z., Mo, X., Gao, Y., Qu, X., and Meng, X. (2003): Adakite, a possible host rock for porphyry copper deposits: Case studies of porphyry copper belts in Tibetan Plateau and in Northern Chile. Mineral Deposits 22(1), 1-12 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zongyao Rui, Zengqian Hou, Xiaoming Qu, Lisheng Zhang, Longsheng Wang, and Yulin Liu (2003): Metallogenetic Epoch of Gangdese Porphyry Copper Belt and Uplift of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Mineral Deposits [Kuangchuang Dizhi] 22(3), 217-225 (in Chinese with English abstract).
You-Ye Zhang, Shun-Bao Gao, Li-Jun Cheng, Guo-Liang Li, Nan-Ping Feng, Zi-Hui Fan, Hua-Ping Zhang, Jian-Ci Guo, and Gang-Yang Zhang (2004): Finding and Significances of Chongjiang Porphyry Copper (Molybdenum, Aurum) Deposit, Tibet. Earth Science - Journal of China University of Geosciences 29(3), 333-339.
Zhiying Huang and Guangming Li (2004): Basic characteristics of copper deposits and their prospecting in the Yaluzangbujiang metallogenic province, Tibet. Geology and Prospecting 40(1), 1-6 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Mu Kong, Huazhong Liu, and Shaoping Yang (2007): Geochemical evaluation of ore potential in the Chongjiang copper deposit and its peripheral region, Tibet. Geology and Prospecting 43(6), 7-11.
Qu Xiaoming, Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, and Li Youguo (2007): Characteristics and genesis of Gangdese porphyry copper deposits in the southern Tibetan Plateau: Preliminary geochemical and geochronological results. Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 205-223.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Zengqian Hou, Zhiming Yang, Xiaoming Qu, Xianjin Meng, Zhenqing Li, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, and Yongfeng Gao (2009): The Miocene Gangdese porphyry copper belt generated during post-collisional extension in the Tibetan orogen. Ore Geology Reviews (in press). DOI 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2008.09.006


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