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Luchang-Datongchang Ag-Cu deposit, Huili Co., Liangshan, Sichuan, Chinai
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Luchang-Datongchang Ag-Cu depositDeposit
Huili Co.County
LiangshanPrefecture
SichuanProvince
ChinaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 31' 21'' North , 102° 12' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 26.52250,102.20000
GeoHash:G#: wk8wvs7bb
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


Sedimentary-diagenetic sandstone-hosted silver-copper deposit.

Regions containing this locality

Southwest China, China

Region - 931 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


28 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Aguilarite
Formula: Ag4SeS
Reference: Dong Zhensheng et al. (1996). In: Tu Guangzhi, Ed.: Low Temperature Geochemistry, Science Press (Beijing), 32-42.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Berzelianite
Formula: Cu2Se
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Zhang Suhua et al. (1997): Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals 7(2), 11-16
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Zhang Suhua et al. (1997): Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals 7(2), 11-16
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Zhang Suhua et al. (1997): Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals 7(2), 11-16
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Chen, W. (1988): Mineralium Deposita 23(4), 262-267.
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Dequan Shuai and Fengming Fu (1983): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(4), 318-320
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Chen, W. (1988): Mineralium Deposita 23(4), 262-267.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Chen, W. (1988): Mineralium Deposita 23(4), 262-267.
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Reference: Dong Zhensheng et al. (1996). In: Tu Guangzhi, Ed.: Low Temperature Geochemistry, Science Press (Beijing), 32-42.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Zhang Suhua et al. (1997): Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals 7(2), 11-16
Eucairite
Formula: AgCuSe
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Zhang Suhua et al. (1997): Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals 7(2), 11-16; Dong Zhensheng et al. (1996). In: Tu Guangzhi, Ed.: Low Temperature Geochemistry, Science Press (Beijing), 32-42
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Chen, W. (1988): Mineralium Deposita 23(4), 262-267
'Hydromuscovite'
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Klockmannite
Formula: CuSe
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Dequan Shuai and Fengming Fu (1983): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(4), 318-320
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Dong Zhensheng et al. (1996). In: Tu Guangzhi, Ed.: Low Temperature Geochemistry, Science Press (Beijing), 32-42
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Chen, W. (1988): Mineralium Deposita 23(4), 262-267.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Zhang Suhua et al. (1997): Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals 7(2), 11-16; Dong Zhensheng et al. (1996). In: Tu Guangzhi, Ed.: Low Temperature Geochemistry, Science Press (Beijing), 32-42
Tiemannite
Formula: HgSe
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24
Umangite
Formula: Cu3Se2
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Dequan Shuai and Fengming Fu (1983): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(4), 318-320
'Unnamed (Cu-Hg Selenide)'
Formula: Cu4HgSe3.5
Reference: Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Aguilarite'2.BA.55Ag4SeS
'Berzelianite'2.BA.20Cu2Se
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Clausthalite'2.CD.10PbSe
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Diaphorite'2.JB.05Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
'Digenite'2.BA.10Cu9S5
'Eucairite'2.BA.50AgCuSe
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Klockmannite'2.CA.05bCuSe
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Naumannite'2.BA.55Ag2Se
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Stromeyerite'2.BA.40AgCuS
'Tiemannite'2.CB.05aHgSe
'Umangite'2.BA.25Cu3Se2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Microcline'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hydromuscovite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Unnamed (Cu-Hg Selenide)'-Cu4HgSe3.5

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Aguilarite2.4.1.3Ag4SeS
Berzelianite2.4.10.1Cu2Se
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Eucairite2.4.6.2AgCuSe
Naumannite2.4.1.2Ag2Se
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
Umangite2.5.1.1Cu3Se2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Klockmannite2.8.12.2CuSe
Tiemannite2.8.2.4HgSe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2.5 < ø < 3
Diaphorite3.5.4.1Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hydromuscovite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Unnamed (Cu-Hg Selenide)'-Cu4HgSe3.5

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AguilariteAg4SeS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
S DigeniteCu9S5
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BerzelianiteCu2Se
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu EucairiteAgCuSe
Cu KlockmanniteCuSe
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu UmangiteCu3Se2
Cu Unnamed (Cu-Hg Selenide)Cu4HgSe3.5
SeSelenium
Se AguilariteAg4SeS
Se BerzelianiteCu2Se
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se EucairiteAgCuSe
Se KlockmanniteCuSe
Se NaumanniteAg2Se
Se TiemanniteHgSe
Se UmangiteCu3Se2
Se Unnamed (Cu-Hg Selenide)Cu4HgSe3.5
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag AguilariteAg4SeS
Ag DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Ag EucairiteAgCuSe
Ag NaumanniteAg2Se
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
SbAntimony
Sb DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
HgMercury
Hg TiemanniteHgSe
Hg Unnamed (Cu-Hg Selenide)Cu4HgSe3.5
PbLead
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3184158
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Occurrence of silver and selenium minerals in a sandstone copper deposit. Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24 (in Chinese).
Dequan Shuai and Fengming Fu (1983): Mineral composition and paragenesis of a Se-Ag-bearing copper deposit in sandstone, Sichuan Province. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(4), 318-320.
Chen, W. (1988): Mesozoic and cenozoic sandstone-hosted copper deposits in south China. Mineralium Deposita 23(4), 262-267.
Dong Zhensheng et al. (1996): Geochemistry of low-temperature independent Ag deposits. In: Tu Guangzhi, Ed.: Low Temperature Geochemistry, Science Press (Beijing), 32-42.
Zhang Suhua et al. (1997): Mineralizing belt characteristics and exploratory prospect of sandstone copper and silver deposit in Huili red basin. Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals 7(2), 11-16.
Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits of the World: Deposit Models and Database. USGS Open-File Report 03-107.


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