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Shewushan Au deposit, Jiayu Co., Xianning, Hubei, Chinai
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Shewushan Au depositDeposit
Jiayu Co.County
XianningPrefecture
HubeiProvince
ChinaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 53' 59'' North , 113° 42' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.90000,113.70000
GeoHash:G#: wt2f571u4
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Gossan type gold deposit, hosted in a well-developed lateritic profile consisting of near-horizontal stratabound layers and large supergene, conformable gold ore lenses. Shewushan is the largest deposit of its kind in China.

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19 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Bangfei Gao, Shaoqing Jiang, and Yingchun Zhou (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 361-369
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531.
'Apatite'
Reference: Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
'Chert'
Reference: Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531; Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32
Doyleite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Hanlie Hong and Liyun Tie (2005): Clays and Clay Minerals 53(2), 162-170.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Hanlie Hong and Liyun Tie (2005): Clays and Clay Minerals 53(2), 162-170.; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Hanlie Hong and Liyun Tie (2005): Clays and Clay Minerals 53(2), 162-170; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Bangfei Gao, Shaoqing Jiang, and Yingchun Zhou (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 361-369
'Limestone'
Reference: Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Lishan Hu, Xiang Li, and Mingzhong Zeng (1999): Geology and Mineral Resources of South China 15(4), 30-36
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Yunfeng Ke (1993): Resources Environment and Engineering 15(1); Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
'Mudstone'
Reference: Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Hanlie Hong and Liyun Tie (2005): Clays and Clay Minerals 53(2), 162-170; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Yunfeng Ke (1993): Resources Environment and Engineering 15(1); Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
'Petroleum'
Reference: Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Yunfeng Ke (1993): Resources Environment and Engineering 15(1)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Hanlie Hong and Liyun Tie (2005): Clays and Clay Minerals 53(2), 162-170; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15; Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
Doyleite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Halloysite9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
Chert-
Chlorite Group-
K Feldspar-
Limestone-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Mudstone-
Petroleum-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Doyleite6.3.4.1Al(OH)3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Chert'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limestone'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Mudstone'-
'Petroleum'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DoyleiteAl(OH)3
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DoyleiteAl(OH)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al DoyleiteAl(OH)3
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S CinnabarHgS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S RealgarAs4S4
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As OrpimentAs2S3
As RealgarAs4S4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3184507
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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References

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- Songsheng Li (1993): Formation of the lateritic gold deposit at Shewushan, Hubei. Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15.
- Yunfeng Ke (1993): Hydrothermal ateration and hypergenic weathering of Shewushan gold deposit in Jiayu County. Resources Environment and Engineering 15(1).
- Renyu Yu (1996): Geological conditions and mechanism of metallization of a large-scale laterite-type gold deposit. Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32.
- Hong Hanlie, Wang Qinyan, Chang Jianping, Liu Shirong, and Hu Ruizhong (1999): Occurrence and distribution of invisible gold in the Shewushan supergene gold deposit, southeastern Hubei, China. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1525-1531.
- Hanlie Hong and Liyun Tie (2005): Characteristics of the minerals associated with gold in the Shewushan supergene gold deposit, China. Clays and Clay Minerals 53(2), 162-170.
- 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.
- Bangfei Gao, Shaoqing Jiang, and Yingchun Zhou (2011): Weathering and laterite formation processes of gold-bearing carbonate rocks in the Shewushan gold deposit, Hubei Province. Geology and Exploration 47(3), 361-369.
Wang, M., Zheng, Y., Xu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, F., Cheng, S., & Sun, X. (2014). Fluid inclusion, siliceous rock geochemistry of Shewushan lateritic gold deposit, Hubei Province, eastern China: Implication for the genesis of primary orebody. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 33(1), 65-76.


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