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Sapphire deposit, Wutu, Changle Co., Weifang, Shandong, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Sapphire depositDeposit
Wutu- not defined -
Changle Co.County
WeifangPrefecture
ShandongProvince
ChinaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 35' North , 118° 54' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Weifang394,732 (2012)22.9km
Anqiu105,665 (2012)30.9km
Linqu77,472 (2012)33.0km
Hanting90,637 (2012)34.7km
Shouguang79,212 (2012)36.0km


Tertiary olivine tholeiites with porphyritic texture and vesicular or amgydaloidal cavities that are usually filled with calcite, chlorite or analcime. The rocks contain lherzolite and websterite xenoliths, and also megacrysts of a variety of minerals including zircon, spinel, corundum, garnet and feldspar (anorthoclase).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: Found as inclusions in megacrysts of corundum and anorthoclase.
Reference: Zhenhua Ding (1998): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 18(1), 23-27
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Description: Found as inclusions in megacrysts of corundum and anorthoclase.
Reference: Zhenhua Ding (1998): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 18(1), 23-27
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.
'Anorthoclase'
Formula: (Na,K)AlSi3O8
Reference: Zhenhua Ding (1998): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 18(1), 23-27
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Description: Found as inclusions in corundum megacrysts.
Reference: Zhili Qiu, Jingde Chen, Binghui Chen, and Min Zhu (2001): Acta Scientiarium Naturalium Universitatis Sunyatseni 47(2), 107-111
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611; Natural History Museum Vienna collection.
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611; Natural History Museum Vienna collection.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.
'Glass'
Description: Also found as inclusions in corundum.
Reference: Ping Wang and Guochang Li (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 16(4); Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Description: Found as inclusions in corundum megacrysts.
Reference: Zhenhua Ding (2009): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 29(4), 442-446
'K Feldspar'
Description: Found as inclusions in corundum.
Reference: Ping Wang and Guochang Li (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 16(4)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Description: Found as inclusions in corundum.
Reference: Ping Wang and Guochang Li (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 16(4)
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Reference: Zelong Dong, Xiaoming Chen, Wenxuan Hu, Rucheng Wang, and Ming Zhao (2007): Acta Petrologica Sinica 23(4), 805-816
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Description: Found as inclusions in corundum.
Reference: Ping Wang and Guochang Li (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 16(4)
Rutile var: Niobian Rutile
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Description: Found as inclusions in corundum.
Reference: Ping Wang and Guochang Li (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 16(4)
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Zelong Dong, Xiaoming Chen, Wenxuan Hu, Rucheng Wang, and Ming Zhao (2007): Acta Petrologica Sinica 23(4), 805-816
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Niobian Rutile4.DB.05(Ti,Nb)O2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Anorthoclase'9.FA.30(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Glass'-
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
'Anorthoclase'76.1.1.6(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Oligoclase
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
Corundum
var: Sapphire
-Al2O3
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Glass'-
'K Feldspar'-
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Rutile
var: Niobian Rutile
-(Ti,Nb)O2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
O CorundumAl2O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O RutileTiO2
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
KPotassium
K Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Ping Wang and Guochang Li (1996): Inclusions in Shandong sapphire. Mineral Resources and Geology 16(4).
Zhang, H.P., Li, F.T., and Li, J. (2001): Research on gem-quality zircon from Changle, Shandong Province. Journal of Gems and Gemology 3(4), 30-32.
Qiu Zhili, Wu Fuyuan, Yu Qingyuan, Xie Liewen, and Yang Shufeng (2005): Hf isotopes of zircon megacrysts from the Cenozoic basalts in eastern China. Chinese Science Bulletin 50(22), 2602-2611.
Zelong Dong, Xiaoming Chen, Wenxuan Hu, Rucheng Wang, and Ming Zhao (2007): Coronas of corundum megacrysts in the Neogene Changle basalt and its forming model. Acta Petrologica Sinica 23(4), 805-816.

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