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Xie'ertala Mine, Old Barag Banner (Chenba'erhu Co.), Hulunbuir League (Hulunbei'er Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 谢尔塔拉铁锌矿, 陈巴尔虎旗, 呼伦贝尔市, 内蒙古自治区, 中国
Volcanogenic-sedimentary Fe deposit, hosted in a sequence of marine and marine-terrestrial alternating facies of intermediate-mafic and intermediate siliceous volcanic lava, pyroclastic rocks and carbonates belonging to the second member of the Late Carboniferous Xieertala Formation. The volcanic rocks belong to eruption-sedimentary facies adjacent to a volcanic vent. There are two ore-bearing zones that trend NW, are 600 m long, 500 m wide, and are controlled strictly by the lithology of the volcanic rocks. The orebodies are stratiform and lensoid and are concordant to the host rocks. Rich ores occur in lenses and pockets. There are three types of mineralization: Fe, Zn-Fe and Zn. Fe ores consists mainly of hematite, whereas Zn ores are mainly sphalerite. The hanging wall and footwall of the orebodies consist of garnet and diopside rock, respectively. The deposit is interpreted as a volcanic-sedimentary deposit with later hydrothermal modification.

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Zongjun Xin (1980): Prospecting results of the gravity anomaly method in the Xie'ertala Fe-Zn deposit. Geology and Prospecting 16(10), 53-57.

Feng Yuan, Degao Zhai, Jiajun Liu, Xiaodong Mao, Jianping Wang, Lidong Liu, Huailing Ma, Shouguang Wang, and Yuxi Li (2012): Fluid evolution and metallogenic processes of the Xie'ertala Fe-Zn deposit, Chenbaerhu Banner, Inner Mongolia. Geological Bulletin of China 31(6), 954-968 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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