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Gacun Mine, Maqiong, Baiyu Co., Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture), Sichuan Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 呷村银锌铅铜矿, 麻邛乡, 白玉县, 甘孜藏族自治州, 四川省, 中国
Late Triassic volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (VHMS) silver-polymetallic deposit (Ag-Zn-Pb-Cu) of Kuroko type, hosted in felsic volcanic rocks associated with an underlying mafic unit.

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Shiying Li, Jixue Li, Fengyi Chen, and Yaozong Zhou (1982): Basic characters of Ba—rich rhyolite in Maqiong village, western Sichuan. Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 3(1), 74-79.

Fengyi Chen, Shiying Li, Zhikai Tang, Jixue Li, Yaozong Zhou, and Shuihe Mao (1984): First occurrence of mannardite in China. Acta Petrologica, Mineralogica et Analytica 3(4), 337-339 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Tianwei Guo and Zhongwen Han (1990): Classification of China's major silver deposits. Northeastern Geological Science and Technology Information 11(2), 1-11 (in Chinese).

Shihui Yang and Xiaoling Zhu (1991): A New Mineral Variety - Ge-,Sn-bearing Sulvanite. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 10(4).

Qingmin Jin, Huaguang Xie, and Wenguang Wang (1992): Studies of genetic mineralogy of Gacun polymetallic deposit, Sichuan. Volcanology and Mineral Resources 13(2), 48-58 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Xu, M.J., Fu, D.M., Yin, X.M. et al. (1993): Gacun Ag-rich polymetallic deposit in Sichuan Province, China. Publishing House of Chengdu University of Science and Technology (Chengdu), 164 pp. (in Chinese with English summary).

Fu, D.M. and Xu, M.J. (1996): The geological characteristics of Gacun silver polymetalic deposit in Sichuan Province, China and the analogy between it and Kuroko deposits in Japan. Acta Geologica Sichuan 16, 67-71 (in Chinese).

Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Xiaoming Qu, Qingtong Ye, Jinjie Yu, Mingji Xu, Deming Fu, and Xianke Yin (2001): Origin of the Gacun Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit in Sichuan, China: Fluid Inclusion and Oxygen Isotope Evidence. Economic Geology 96(7), 1491-1512.

Zengqian Hou, Xiaoming Qu, Mingji Xu, Deming Fu, Lichen Hua, and Jinjie Yu (2001): The Gacun VHMS Deposit in Sichuan Province: from Field Observation to Genetic Model. Mineral Deposits 20(1), 44-56 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Youguo Li and Zengqian Hou (2001): The Gacun VHMS Deposit in Sichuan Province: From Chemical Analysis of Ores to Geochemical Model. Mineral Deposits 20(2), 119-128 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Qingtian Lu, Zengqian Hou, Jinhua Zhao, Fengxiang Wu, and Lijun Huang (2001): Integrated prospecting model for Gacun volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposit, Sichuan Province. Mineral Deposits 20(4), 313-322 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Weiguang Zhu, Chaoyang Li, Hailin Deng, Wenlan Zhang, Guofu Hou, Yuanping Xu, Jinzhong Li, and Jing Li (2002): Modes of Occurrence of Silver in Gacun Silver-Polymetallic Massive Sulfide Deposit. Mineral Deposits 21(4).

Zengqian Hou, Yinqing Li, Qiling Zhang, and Xiaoming Qu (2003): End-members and mixing of fluids in submarine hydrothermal systems: evidence from fluid inclusions in the Baiyinchang and Gacun VMS deposits. Acta Petrologica Sinica 19(2), 221-234.

Zengqian Hou, Shuxian Wang, Andao Du, Xiaoming Qu, and Weidong Sun (2003): Re-Os Dating of Sulfides from the Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit at Gacun, Southwestern China. Resource Geology 53(4), 305-310.

Li Chaoyang, Liu Tiegeng, Ye Lin, Zhu Weiguang, Deng Hailin (2003): Large and superlarge silver deposits associated with volcanic rocks in China. Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 46(Suppl. 1), 84-98.

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(1-4), 3-47.

Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Guitang Pan, Xuanxue Mo, Qiang Xu, Yunzhong Hu, and Xingzhen Li (2007): Sanjiang tethyan metallogenesis in SW China: tectonic setting, metallogenic epochs and deposit types. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 48-87.

Yuan Dang, Maohong Chen, Jingwen Mao, Zhiqiang Xue, Yibang Li, Tiangui Xin, Kang Wang, Yang Gao, and Xuelong Wu (2013): Deposit model reconstruction of Gacun silver polymetallic deposit in Sichuan Province: Based on tectonic analysis. Mineral Deposits 32(6), 1077-1092 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Yuan Dang, Maohong Chen, Jingwen Mao, Zhiqiang Xue, Yibang Li, Tiangui Xin, Cunhu Ma, and Qianqian Li (2014): Geochemistry of ore-forming fluid of Gacun-Youre ore district in Baiyu County, Sichuan Province. Acta Petrologica Sinica 30(1), 221-236 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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