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Nanmu Cu-(Mo) deposit, Qüxü Co. (Qushui Co.), Lhasa, Tibet, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Nanmu Cu-(Mo) depositDeposit
Qüxü Co. (Qushui Co.)County
TibetAutonomous Region

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 29' 30'' North , 90° 55' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.49167,90.92222
GeoHash:G#: wj0xubz93
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Dwc : Monsoon-influenced subarctic climate

Porphyry Cu-(Mo) deposit.
Located about 20 km NE of Qüxü.

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

9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
Formula: CuS
Reference: Qu Xiaoming, Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, and Li Youguo (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 205-223.
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Qu Xiaoming, Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, and Li Youguo (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 205-223.
Formula: MoS2
Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
Formula: MoO3
Reference: Qu Xiaoming, Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, and Li Youguo (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 205-223.
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
Formula: FeS2
Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
Formula: ZnS
Reference: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 9 - Silicates
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
var: Sericite

List of minerals for each chemical element

H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MolybditeMoO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo MolybditeMoO3

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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Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3192127
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 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


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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).
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.

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