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Tanjianshan Mine, Da Qaidam Co. (Dachaidan Co.), Haixi, Qinghai, Chinai
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Tanjianshan MineMine
Da Qaidam Co. (Dachaidan Co.)County
HaixiPrefecture
QinghaiProvince
ChinaCountry

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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
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 12' 53'' North , 94° 37' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.21472,94.63306
GeoHash:G#: wng33kv8y
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


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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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

28 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: http://www.eldoradogold.com/s/tanjianshan.asp
Andalusite var: Chiastolite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: http://www.eldoradogold.com/s/tanjianshan.asp
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Taihe Zhou, Goldfarb, R.J., and Phillips, G.N. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 249-282.; Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Gold
Formula: Au
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Eldorado Gold Press Release, August 1, 2006
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Dequan Zhang, Xingyan Dang, Hongquan She, Daxin Li, Chengyou Feng, and Jinwen Li (2005): Mineral Deposits 24(2), 87-98
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Eldorado Gold Press Release, August 1, 2006
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
'Melnikovite'
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Taihe Zhou, Goldfarb, R.J., and Phillips, G.N. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 249-282.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Phengite'
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: http://www.eldoradogold.com/s/tanjianshan.asp
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrite var: Arsenian Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Taihe Zhou, Goldfarb, R.J., and Phillips, G.N. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 249-282.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Electrum1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Arsenian Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Andalusite'9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
var: Chiastolite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Chloritoid9.AF.85(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorite Group-
Garnet Group-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Melnikovite-
Phengite-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chloritoid52.3.3.1(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite
-Al2(SiO4)O
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Melnikovite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Phengite'-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
var: Arsenian Pyrite
-FeS2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Andalusite (var: Chiastolite)Al2(SiO4)O
O Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Andalusite (var: Chiastolite)Al2(SiO4)O
Al Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Andalusite (var: Chiastolite)Al2(SiO4)O
Si Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3184572
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Comments: Tsaidam Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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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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