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Baishiquan Cu-Ni deposit, Baishiquan ore district, 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): 白石泉铜镍矿, 白石泉矿区, 哈密市 (قۇمۇل شەھىرى), 哈密地区 (قۇمۇل ۋىلايىتى), 新疆维吾尔自治区, 中国
 
The Baishiquan deposit comprises around 20 small mafic-ultramafic intrusions which are composed mainly of olivine pyroxenite, pyroxene peridotite, troctolite, hornblendite, diorite, norite, and gabbro. They were emplaced in two stages, the first of which comprises 90% of the complex. Peridotite and olivine pyroxenite of this stage are the host rocks for the ores. So far, 14 Cu-Ni-sulphide zones have been discovered, of which five are exposed and 9 are buried.

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References

Fengmei Chai, Zhaochong Zhang, Jingwen Mao, Lianhui Dong, Zuoheng Zhang, Huishou Ye, Hua Wu, and Xinhua Mo (2006): Petrography and mineralogy of Baishiquan Cu-Ni-bearing mafic-ultramafic intrusions in Xinjiang. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 25(1), 1-12 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Kezhang Qin, Kuishou Ding, Yingxia Xu, He Sun, Xingwang Xu, Dongmei Tang, and Qian Mao (2007): Ore Potential of Protoliths and Modes of Co-Ni Occurrence in Tulargen and Baishiquan Cu-Ni-Co Deposits, East Tianshan, Xinjiang. Mineral Deposits 26(1), 1-14 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Jinxiang Li, Kezhang Qin, Xingwang Xu, He Sun, Songlin Cheng, Hua Wu, and Xinhua Mo (2007): Geochemistry of Baishiquan Cu-Ni-bearing mafic-ultramafic complex in east Tianshan, Xinjiang: Constraints on ore genesis and tectonic setting. Mineral Deposits 26(1), 43-57 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Kuishou Ding, Kezhang Qin, Yingxia Xu, He Sun, Xingwang Xu, Dongmei Tang, Qian Mao, and Yuguang Ma (2007): Typomorphic Characteristics and ore-forming Significance of Pyrrhotite in the Major Cu-Ni Deposits, East Tianshan, Xinjiang. Mineral Deposits 26(1), 109-119 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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