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Baiyinchang ore field, Baiyin District, Baiyin Prefecture, Gansu Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 白银厂矿田, 白银区, 白银市, 甘肃省, 中国
Volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (VHMS) deposits, hosted in a Cambrian to Ordovician volcanic and volcaniclastic sequence. The deposits are developed at specific favourable horizons within the volcanic sequence and the largest deposit (Zheyaoshan) and third largest (Xiaotieshan) deposit occur along the same stratigraphic horizon. The volcanic sequence and the tabular ore lenses have been rotated into a near vertical orientation from deformation processes. The ore zones have been moderately recrystallized by metamorphic events.

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Economic Geology 79, 1785-1795 (1984).

Xia Linqi, Xia Zuchun, Ren Youxiang, Xu Xueyi, and Peng Ligui (1999): Paleosubmarine Volcanism and Mineralization from North Qilian Mountains. Journal of China University of Geosciences 10(1).

Li Zhipei, Peng Ligui, Ren Youxiang, and Li Xiangmin (2000): Petrology of Volcanoclastic Rocks from Baiyinchang and Palaeo-Marine Volcanism. Acta Petrologica Sinica 16(2), 183-190.

Hongpei Zhang, Jishun Liu, Weixuan Fang, and Guang Ma (2004): Geological setting, metallogenic series and prospecting potentiality in the Baiyinchang mine and outskirts, Gansu Province. Geology and Prospecting 40(5), 21-26.

Hou Zengqian, Khin Zaw, Rona, P., Li Yinqing, Qu Xiaoming, Song Shuhe, Peng Ligui, and Huang Jianjun (2008): Geology, Fluid Inclusions, and Oxygen Isotope Geochemistry of the Baiyinchang Pipe-Style Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Cu Deposit in Gansu Province, Northwestern China. Economic Geology 103(1), 269-292.

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