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Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co. (Qakilik Co.; Chaqiliq Co.), Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture (Bayingolin Autonomous Prefecture; Bayinguoleng Autonomous Prefecture), Xinjiang, Chinai
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Jianshan MineMine
Ruoqiang Co. (Qakilik Co.; Chaqiliq Co.)County
Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture (Bayingolin Autonomous Prefecture; Bayinguoleng Autonomous Prefecture)Prefecture
XinjiangAutonomous Region
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):尖山铁矿
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 45' 0'' North , 89° 53' 46'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.75009,89.89632
GeoHash:G#: tzrvt8k7z
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur


An iron and manganese mine. Known for outstanding specimens of reddish wulfenite.

Prior to more accurate information reaching the west, many specimens from this mine were simply labeled "Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur, China" or "Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, Northern China".

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Eurasian Plate (Eurasia Plate)Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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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Permian - Carboniferous
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3190834
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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Wilson, W.E. and Origlieri, M.J. (2007) Red wulfenite From the Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur, China. The Mineralogical Record 38, 67-71.

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