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Yanbei Sn deposit, Xikengjing Sn ore field (Mikengshan Sn ore field), Huichang Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 岩背锡矿床, 锡坑迳(密坑山)锡矿田, 会昌县, 赣州市, 江西省, 中国
Porphyry tin-copper deposit, located on the eastern margin of of the south-east China Caledonian fold belt, related to the Late Jurassic Mikengshan granitoid intrusion and overlain by Late Cretaceous red beds. The deposit consists of a single orebody, hosted in the contact zone between topaz-bearing granite porphyry and rhyolite porphyry.

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Yongwen Mei (1994): Geological features and predicting criteria of the Yanbei porphyry Sn-deposits. Geology and Prospecting 30(1), 13-19 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Changshi Liu, Weizou Shen, Xiaolin Xiong, and Dezi Wang (1994): Typomorphic characteristics of main rock-forming minerals in tin-bearing porphyries, Yanbei, Jiangxi. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 14(1), 7-14 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Shen Weizhou and Liu Changshi (1996): The Tin and Uranium Deposits of Continental Crust Remelting Type Volcanic-Intrusive Complexes. In: Wang Dezi, Ren Qijiang et al. (eds.): The Mesozoic Volcanic-Intrusive Complexes and Their Metallogenic Relations in East China. Science Press (Beijing), 112-126.

Weizhou Shen, Dezi Wang, Changshi Liu, Xiaolin Xiong, and Mingyuan Lai (1996): Characteristics and origin of the Yanbei porphyry tin deposit. Geological Journal of China Universities 2(1), 85-91 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Changshi Liu, Hongfei Ling, Xiaolin Xiong, Weizhou Shen, Dezi Wang, Xiaolong Huang, and Rucheng Wang (1999): An F-Rich, Sn-Bearing Volcanic-Intrusive Complex in Yanbei, South China. Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists 94(3), 325-342.

Yuping Mei, Huaqin Li, Denghong Wang, Yuanfa Lu, Hongmei Yang, Jianxiang Xu, and Jiajing Zhang (2007): Rock-forming and ore-forming ages of the Yanbei porphyry tin deposit in Jiangxi Province and their geological significance. Acta Geoscientica Sinica 28(5), 456-461 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Hongli Li, Xianwu Bi, Guangchi Tu, Ruizhong Hu, Jiantang Pen, and Kaixing Wu (2007): Mineral chemistry of biotite from Yanbei pluton: implication for Sn-metallogeny. Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 28(3), 49-54 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Zhangfa Yu, Haijie Zhao, Lingang Xu, Jia Sun, Yong Liu, and Licheng Zhang (2013): Characteristics of fluid inclusions and mineralization in Yanbei tin deposit, in Jiangxi Province. Mineral Deposits 32(2), 280-288 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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