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Xiaoxigong Mine, Guazhou Co. (Anxi Co.), Jiuquan, Gansu, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Xiaoxigong MineMine
Guazhou Co. (Anxi Co.)County

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Name(s) in local language(s):小西弓金矿, 瓜州县, 酒泉市, 甘肃省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 45' 30'' North , 96° 57' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.75833,96.95000
GeoHash:G#: wphzy5ufd
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate

Gold-bearing quartz veins and disseminations in altered rocks, hosted by Precambrian schists, amphibolites and migmatites within a shear zone.

This deposit has been mined out.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Shuhong Ding (2009): Geology and Exploration 45(3), 260-266
Reference: Shuhong Ding (2009): Geology and Exploration 45(3), 260-266
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Shuhong Ding (2009): Geology and Exploration 45(3), 260-266
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Formula: Au
Reference: Si-Hong Jiang, Feng-Jun Nie, and Yan Liu (2004): Resource Geology 54(3), 325-340.
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Xiaodong Guo, Baoyi Jin, Yanfu Xu, Xiaoqiang Chen, and Qiangzhi Li (2002): Gold Geology 21(3), 33-37
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Xiaodong Guo, Baoyi Jin, Yanfu Xu, Xiaoqiang Chen, and Qiangzhi Li (2002): Gold Geology 21(3), 33-37
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Si-Hong Jiang, Feng-Jun Nie, and Yan Liu (2004): Resource Geology 54(3), 325-340.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
var: Sericite

List of minerals for each chemical element

H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu

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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Permian - Devonian
251.902 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3186058
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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Bailin Chen, Nong Yang, Ganguo Wu, Dejin Ye, Xiaochun Liu, and Bin Shu (2002): Analysis of ore-controlling structure in ductile shear zone type gold deposits in southern Beishan area, Gansu Province. Mineral Deposits 21(2), 149-158 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Changhua Zeng, Dajiang Wu, Wenbin Xia, Weiguo Wang, and Wei Cao (2002): Metallogenic Regularity and Prospect of Gold Deposits of Beishan Mineralization Belt. Xinjiang Geology [Xinjiang Dizhi] 20(3), 219-223.
Sihong Jiang, Fengjun Nie, and Yan Liu (2004): Gold Deposits in Beishan Mountain, Northwestern China. Resource Geology 54(3), 325-340.
Shuhong Ding (2009): Studies on the prospecting potentials in depth and outside of the Xiaoxigong gold deposit, Gansu Province. Geology and Exploration 45(3), 260-266.

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