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Sartohay Mine, Sartohay (Sartokay; Sartuohai; Saertuohai), Tuoli Co. (Toli Co.), Tacheng Prefecture (Tarbaghatay Prefecture), Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture), Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 1' 17'' North , 84° 58' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.0213888889, 84.975
Name(s) in local language(s): 萨尔托海铬矿, 萨尔托海村, 托里县 (تولى ناھىيىسى), 塔城地区 (تارباغاتاي ۋىلايىتى), 伊犁哈萨克自治州 (ئاپتونوم ئوبلاستىئىلى قازاق), 新疆维吾尔自治区, 中国
A chromium mine, operated by Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Inc. (XNF). It also produces Dushan jade from dunite veins that are hosted in troctolite.

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Zhou, M.-F., Robinson, P.T., Malpas, J., Sun, M., Aitchison, J., Bai, W.J., Hu, X.-F., and Yang, J.-S. (2001): Melt/mantle interaction and melt evolution in the Sartohay high-Al chromite deposits of the Dalabute ophiolite (NW China). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 19(4), 517-534.

Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic mineral deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp. (in Chinese)

Kobayashi, S., and Kaneda, H. (2010): Rodingite with Ti- and Cr-rich vesuvianite from the Sartuohai chromium deposit, Xinjiang, China. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 105(3), 112-122.

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