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Zhilingtou Au-Ag deposit (Zhilintou Au-Ag deposit; Yinkengshan Au-Ag deposit), Suichang gold mine, Suichang Co., Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 治岭头金银矿 (银坑山金银矿), 遂昌金矿, 遂昌县, 丽水市, 浙江省, 中国
Low- to medium-temperature hydrothermal gold-silver deposit, hosted in Early Proterozoic orthogneisses and paragneisses that are overlain by Late Jurassic to Cretaceous intermediate to felsic volcanic rocks.

This deposit has been mined out.

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48 entries listed. 36 valid minerals.

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Qingtao Zhu (1983): Sulfur isotope data and genesis of the Zhilingtou Au-Ag deposit. Geology and Prospecting 19(11), 20-23, 37 (in Chinese).

Zhenkuan Luo, Guiming Hu, and Kang Guan (1985): Mineralogical studies of complex gold and silver minerals from Yinkengshan Au-Ag deposit. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 5(1), 48-46.

Zhenkuan Luo, Guiming Hu, and Kang Guan (1985): A discussion of geological features and genesis of the Yinkengshan gold-silver deposit, Zhejiang Province. Mineral Deposits 4(4), 47-55 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Jielian Shao (1985): On the Study of the Rhodonite from a Certain Gold Deposit in Suichang, Zhejiang. Journal of Geomechanics 5(1).

Minghua Zheng and Jianming Liu (1986): Material sources of the Zhilintou gold-silver ore deposit in Zhejiang Province. Mineral Deposits 5(1), 39-52 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Wu, C.Y., Bai, G., and Xu, L.M. (1993): Types and distribution of silver ore deposits in China. Mineralium Deposita 28(4), 223-239.

Junfa Zhou and Jianmin Qian (1996): The characteristics and significances of multi-formation halos of Zhilingtou gold-silver deposits. Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 43-48.

Pirajno, F., Bagas, L., Hickman, A.H., and Zhejiang Gold Research Team (1997): Gold mineralization of the Chencai-Suichang Uplift and tectonic evolution of Zhejiang Province, southeast China. Ore Geology Reviews 12, 35-55.

Zhenkuan Luo, Kang Guan, Manzhi Wang, and Chuantai Wang (1999): The features of telluride in some gold deposits, China. Guizhou Geology 5(3), 69-74 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Handong Qian, Wu Chen, Jin Huang, and Jiadong Xie (2000): Mineralogical paragenetic relationships of Au-Ag tellurides in some gold deposits of China. Geological Journal of China Universities 6(2), 220-224 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Jiexiong Hua, Shaohua Cheng, and Yongsheng Du (2000): On geological characteristics and the metallogenic mode of Zhilingtou Pb-Zn-S deposit, Zhejiang. Geology and Prospecting 36(6), 44-47.

Mei Jianming (2000): Chemical typomorphic characteristic of pyrites from Zhilingtou gold deposit, Suichang, Zhejiang. Geoscience Journal of Graduate School of China University of Geosciences 14(1), 51-55.

Pirajno, F., and Bagas, L. (2002): Gold and silver metallogeny of the South China Fold Belt: a consequence of multiple mineralizing events ? Ore Geology Reviews 20, 109-126.

Khin Zaw, Peters, S.G., Cromie, P., Burrett, C., and Zengqian Hou (2007): Nature, diversity of deposit types and metallogenic relations of South China. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 3-47.

Pirajno, F. (2009): Hydrothermal Processes and Mineral Systems. Springer Science & Business Media B.V., 1250 pp.

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