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Baiguoyuan Ag-V deposit, Xingshan Co., Yichang Prefecture, Hubei Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 白果园银钒矿床, 兴山县, 宜昌市, 湖北省, 中国
Stratabound sedimentary low-temperature silver-vanadium deposit with elevated contents of selenium, gold, platinum and palladium, consisting of black shales intercalated with Upper Sinian carbonates. The deposit contains an upper vanadium ore body and a lower silver-vanadium ore body. While silver occurs in form of independent though microscopic minerals, vanadium is found adsorbed to hydromica.

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Chao Chen and Fapeng Xie (1986): An account of the Baiguoyuan black shale type silver-vanadium deposit. Mineral Deposits 5(1), 53-62 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Tianwei Guo and Zhongwen Han (1990): Classification of China's major silver deposits. Northeastern Geological Science and Technology Information 11(2), 1-11 (in Chinese).

Wu, C.Y., Bai, G., and Xu, L.M. (1993): Types and distribution of silver ore deposits in China. Mineralium Deposita 28(4), 223-239.

Dong Zhensheng et al. (1996): Geochemistry of low-temperature independent Ag deposits. In: Tu Guangzhi, Ed.: Low Temperature Geochemistry, Science Press (Beijing), 32-42.

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