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Tanjianshan Mine, Da Qaidam Co. (Dachaidan Co.), Haixi Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 滩间山金矿, 大柴旦行政委员会, 海西蒙古族藏族自治州, 青海省, 中国
A gold mine, started in 2006 and owned and operated by Eldorado Gold. The property initially included two ore bodies, Jinlonggou (also referred to as Jinlonggou deposit in earlier publications) and Qinglongtan, which were mined from open pits. Meanwhile, the operations also extend on the nearby Qinglonggou ore body (Zhang et al., 2009) and continued exploration work in the area has proven additional gold-bearing mineralization (Huanglugou and Longbaigou ore bodies).

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36 entries listed. 27 valid minerals.

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Yanhe Cui, Dequan Zhang, Daxin Li, Guangxian Gu, and Chengyou Feng (2000): Geology, geochemistry and genesis of the Tanjianshan gold deposit, Qinghai Province. Mineral Deposits 19(3), 211-221 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Dequan Zhang, Xingyan Dang, Hongquan She, Daxin Li, Chengyou Feng, and Jinwen Li (2005): Ar-Ar dating of orogenic gold deposits in northern margin of Qaidam and east Kunlun mountains and its geological significance. Mineral Deposits 24(2), 87-98.

Eldorado Gold (2006): Press Release, August 1, 2006

Dequan Zhang, Hui Zhang, Chengyou Feng, Hongquan She, Jinwen Li, and Daxin Li (2007): Fluid inclusions in orogenic gold deposits in the northern Qaidam margin-east Kunlun region. Geology in China 34(5), 843-854.

Dequan Zhang, Hui Zhang, Chengyou Feng, Hongquan She, Jinwen Li, and Daxin Li (2007): Multiple gold mineralization in Tanjianshan gold deposit: Evidence from fluid inclusions. Mineral Deposits 26(5), 519-526 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Dequan Zhang, Hongquan She, Chengyou Feng, Daxin Li, and Jinwen Li (2009): Geology, age, and fluid inclusions of the Tanjianshan gold deposit, western China: Two orogenies and two gold mineralizing events. Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263.

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