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Duolanasayi Mine (Duolanashayi Mine; Duonalasayi Mine), Habahe Co. (Kaba Co.; Qaba Co.), Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture), Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture), Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 多拉纳萨依金矿, 哈巴河县 (قابا ناھىيىسى), 阿勒泰地区 (ئالتاي ۋىلايىتى), 伊犁哈萨克自治州 (ئاپتونوم ئوبلاستىئىلى قازاق), 新疆维吾尔自治区, 中国
Mid- to large-scale gold deposit, controlled by a brittle-ductile shear zone, and superimposed by albitite veins and late-stage magma hydrothermal solutions. The deposit is composed of several mineralised bodies distributed along a 20 x 1 km zone of fault splays cutting Middle Devonian greywacke, phyllite, and carbonate along the margins of the hornfels that are associated with 300 to 290 Ma biotite granite plutons. Locally, the orebodies are hosted in granodiorite and plagiogranite dykes, that are younger than the biotite granite pluton. Both the gold-bearing veins and the parallel dykes are located along the limestone/clastic rock contacts within the Devonian rocks. The gold occurs both in quartz veins and disseminated in the wallrocks. Gold is predominantly hosted by granitic dykes. The auriferous veins and disseminated mineralisation are particularly well-developed where the granitic dykes intrude carbonate rocks. Quartz stockworks generally vary from 1 to 10 cm in width (max. 50 cm). The auriferous quartz veins parallel the main shear zone and are controlled by faults. Although extension veins also occur, they are barren or only weakly mineralised.

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Shaohua Zhu and Yongguan Dong (1994): Research on the source of metallogenic material for the primary gold deposits in Altai. Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 9(1), 8-17 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Huayong Chen, Yanjing Chen, and Yulin Liu (2001): Metallogenesis of the Ertix gold belt, Xinjiang and its relationship to Central Asia-type orogenesis. Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 44(3), 245-255.

Huiliang Xiao, Yongguan Dong, Jiyuan Zhou, Henian Wang, Junfeng Ji, and Yu Zhao (2002): Geological characteristics and brittle-ductile-magma coupled mineralization of Duolanasayi gold deposit, Xinjiang. Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 715-718 (in Chinese with English title).

Huliang Xiao, Jiyuan Zhou, Henian Wang, Yongguan Dong, Junfeng Ji, and Zhao Yu (2003): Geochemical Characteristics and Source of Ore-Forming Fluid of Duolanasayi Gold Deposit, Xinjiang. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 22(1), 74-82.

Guodong Chen, Huiliang Xiao, Henian Wang, and Jiyuan Zhou (2005): Geochemical Characteristics of Pyrite in Duolanasayi Gold Deposit, Xinjiang. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 24(3), 280-288.

Jiaxin Teng and Qingming Wang (2006): Major ore deposits in Altay metallogenic zone and prospecting areas. Northwestern Geology 39(2), 17-33 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Weitao Wang, Fuxin Zhang, and Jian Zhang (2006): Interrelationship of shear structure and mineralizaion [sic] of Duolanasayi gold deposit in Xinjiang. Northwestern Geology 39(3), 7-11 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Shenghao Yan, Yitian Wang, Zhaochong Zhang, Bailin Chen, and Wen Chen (2006): Metallogenic type, tectonic setting, and resource potential of Ertix gold ore belt in northern Xinjiang. Mineral Deposits 25(6), 693-704 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Yuanchao Shen, Ping Shen, Guangming Li, Qingdong Zeng, and Tiebing Liu (2007): Structural ore-control Regularities of Ertix Gold Belt in North Xinjiang. Mineral Deposits 26(1), 33-42 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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