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Hongshan Au-Cu deposit, Hami Co. (Kumul Co.; Qumul Co.), Hami Prefecture (Kumul Prefecture; Qumul Prefecture), Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 红山金铜矿, 哈密市, 哈密地区, 新疆维吾尔自治区, 中国
 
Transitional high sulphidation-epithermal to porphyry type gold-copper deposit, hosted in rhyolitic-dacitic ignimbrites in the Kalatage Mesozoic volcanic basin. The mineralization is closely related to quartz porphyry, rhyolitic porphyry and granitic porphyry. Mineralization styles are dominantly veinlet-disseminated and veinlet, occasionally stockwork.

The deposit has a thick oxidation zone that extends to a depth of 50-60 m. It is predominantly composed of sulfate minerals.

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References

Wei Zhang, Junhao Wei, Jihua Li, and Jinxian Wang (2005): The discussion on indicators of Hongshan gold deposit of Xinjiang. Resources Environment & Engineering 19(4), 273-280.

Xu Yingxia, Ding Kuishou, Qin Kezhang, Miao Yu, Fang Tonghui, Xu Xingwang, and Sun He (2006): Krausite, rhomboclase and parabutlerite found for the first time in the Hongshan high-S epithermal Cu-Au deposit, Xinjiang, and their significance. Geology in China 33(3), 605-616.

Chen Wen, Zhang Yan, Zhao Haibin, Han Dan, and Wang Chengyu (2006): Mineralization age of the Hongshan gold deposit, East Tianshan, Xinjiang. Geology in China 33(3), 640-646.

Yingxia Xu, Kezhang Qin, Kuishou Ding, Yu Miao, Tonghui Fang, Xingwang Xu, and He Sun (2007): Cuprocopiapite and Ferricopiapite found for first time in oxidized zone of Hongshan HS-epithermal Cu-Au deposit, east Tianshan, and their mineralogical characteristics. Mineral Deposits 26(1), 58-69 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Kezhang Qin, Kuishou Ding, Yingxia Xu, Yu Miao, Tonghui Fang, and Xingwang Xu (2008): Tremendous crystals - Paracoquimbite and its polytype coquimbite found for the first time in Hongshan HS-epithermal Cu-Au deposit, Eastern Tianshan, NW China, and its significance. Acta Petrologica Sinica 24(5), 1112-1122.

Yingxia Xu, Kezhang Qin, Kunshou Ding, Jinxiang Li, Yu Miao, Tonghui Fang, Xingwang Xu, Daming Li, and Xiuquan Luo (2008): Geochronology evidence of Mesozoic metallogenesis and Cenozoic oxidation at Hongshan HS-epithermal Cu-Au deposit, Kalatage region, eastern Tianshan, and its tectonic and paleoclimatic significances. Acta Petrologica Sinica 24(10), 2371-2383.

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