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Xiangshan Cu-Ni-V-Ti deposit, Huangshan-Jing'erquan ore belt, 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): 香山铜镍钒钛矿, 黄山-镜儿泉矿带, 哈密市 (قۇمۇل شەھىرى), 哈密地区 (قۇمۇل ۋىلايىتى), 新疆维吾尔自治区, 中国
The Xiangshan intrusion, which is interpreted as representing a magmatic conduit, consists of a hornblende gabbro envelope around lenses of ultramafic rocks, including peridotite, harzburgite, pyroxenite and diorite. The Cu-Ni sulphide ore bodies are mainly hosted by the former. In plan view, the intrusion resembles a lotus root, the individual parts of which have been termed Xiangshandong (Xiangshan East), Xiangshanzhong (the middle part), and Xiangshanxi (Xiangshan West) intrusions by local geologists. The latter also hosts V-Ti ore bodies that are well separated from the Cu-Ni ore bodies with which they co-exist.

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Jiaxin Zhang (2003): Characteristics and prospect evaluation of the Xiangshan ilmenite deposit, Hami, Xinjiang. Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals 26(3), 15-17 (in Chinese).

Lianchang Zhang, Wenjiao Xiao, Kezhang Qin, Jinsheng Ji, and Xingke Yang (2004): Types, geological features and geodynamic significances of gold-copper deposits in the Kanggurtag metallogenic belt, eastern Tianshan, NW China. International Journal of Earth Sciences 93, 224-240.

Jingwen Mao, Goldfarb, R.J., Yitian Wang, Hart, C.J., Zhiliang Wang, and Jianmin Yang (2005): Late Paleozoic base and precious metal deposits, East Tianshan, Xinjiang, China: Characteristics and geodynamic setting. Episodes 28(1), 23-36.

Yuechen Li, Guochun Zhao, Wenjun Qu, Chenze Pan, Qigui Mao, and Andao Du (2006): Re-Os isotope dating of the Xiangshan deposit, east Tianshan, NW China. Acta Petrologica Sinica 22(1), 245-251.

Yuwang Wang, Jingbin Wang, Lijuan Wang, Xiaoming Peng, Weidong Hui, and Quanxin Qin (2006): An intermediate type of Cu-Ni sulfide and V-Ti magnetite deposit: Xiangshanxi deposit, Hami, Xinjiang, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 80(1), 61-73 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Yan Sun, Yuanfu Xiao, Wei Feng, Fahui Xiong, and Zhiqiang Zhao (2009): Ore mineral characteristics of the Xiangshan copper-nickel sulfide deposits in east Tianshan mountains and their metallogenic significance. Geology in China 36(4), 871-877 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Han, C., Xiao, W., Zhao, G., Ao, S., Zhang, J., Qu, W., & Du, A. (2010). In-situ U–Pb, Hf and Re–Os isotopic analyses of the Xiangshan Ni–Cu–Co deposit in Eastern Tianshan (Xinjiang), Central Asia Orogenic Belt: constraints on the timing and genesis of the mineralization. Lithos, 120(3), 547-562.

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