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Dongchuan Cu ore field, Dongchuan District, Kunming, Yunnan, Chinai
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Dongchuan Cu ore fieldOre Field
Dongchuan DistrictDistrict
KunmingPrefecture
YunnanProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
26° 10' 48'' North , 103° 3' 35'' East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~0km
Locality type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
东川铜矿田, 东川区, 昆明市, 云南省, 中国


Stratabound sedimentary-metamorphic copper deposits, hosted in rocks of the Proterozoic Kunyang Group, which is divided into three sub-groups with eleven formations. Most of the copper deposits are located within the middle Kunyang sub-group, and a different type of copper deposit occurs in each of its three lower formations:

Xikuangshan (Xikangshan) type Fe-Cu deposit (Yinmin formation): Iron ore layers with hematite and magnetite of oolitic or blocky structure in the middle of the Yinmin formation. Copper-bearing veinlets (chalcopyrite and chalcocite) distribute in the iron ore layer and form an impregnation structure iron-copper ore deposit.
Dongchuan type copper deposit (Luoxue formation): This is the most important copper ore type in Dongchuan. Copper ore layers interbed or interlace with dolomitites to form layered ores. Chalcocite and chalcopyrite fill along algal layers in the algal dolomitites, which are deformed and produce the so-called "maweisi" (horse-tail like) ores.
Taoyuan type copper deposit (Heishan formation): Chalcopyrite-calcite veinlets penetrate into carbonaceous shales.

Hydrothermal sedimentary rocks are widely developed in the area. They consist of hydrothermal breccias that are cemented by copper sulfides, carbonate rocks with disseminated iron and copper ores, epidote-rich skarns, chert and ferrugineous siliceous rocks. The ore beds in the district frequently contain rounded concretions to several cms in diameter, which consist mainly of pyrite (Hua, 1989).

The Dongchuan ore field is the third largest copper mining area in China, extending over an area of about 660 km2 around Dongchuan city, about 120 km north of Kunming. It includes the Tangdan, Luoxue, Yinmin, Xintang, Lanniping-Baixila, Lanniping-Suoyipo and Shijiangjun copper mines, of which the Tangdan and Luoxue mines are the largest. The tonnage of the Tangdan mine alone nearly reaches that of a super-large copper ore deposit.

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Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Weiming Liu, Jishun Liu, Wenheng Liu, Ligong Yang, Yuguo Zhou, and Xin Dong (2012): Global Geology 31(2), 281-289
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Apatite var: Collophane'
Reference: Mu Yang and Shenglin Peng (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(4), 227-231
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Mu Yang and Shenglin Peng (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(4), 227-231
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Bitumen'
Reference: Yi Li, Fuping Li, and Guochao He (2005): Mineral Deposits 24(1), 71-80
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Renmin Hua (1989): Mineral Deposits 8(2), 3-13
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Yongping Huang, Jianmin Wu, and Ziping Wang (1999): Geology and Prospecting 35(4), 15-18
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Mu Yang and Shenglin Peng (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(4), 227-231
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Mu Yang and Shenglin Peng (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(4), 227-231
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Wenxun Yao (1975): Geology and Prospecting 11(1), 11-17
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Weiming Liu, Jishun Liu, Wenheng Liu, Ligong Yang, Yuguo Zhou, and Xin Dong (2012): Global Geology 31(2), 281-289
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Gongju Li (1978): Geology and Prospecting 14(1), 8-14
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bugao Xue (1995): Geology and Prospecting 31(3), 31-37
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Yongping Huang, Jianmin Wu, and Ziping Wang (1999): Geology and Prospecting 35(4), 15-18
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Mu Yang and Shenglin Peng (2006): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(4), 227-231
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
'Hydromuscovite'
Reference: Yuanlong Li and Yuzhao Hu (2013): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 32(2), 167-179
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Weiming Liu, Jishun Liu, Wenheng Liu, Ligong Yang, Yuguo Zhou, and Xin Dong (2012): Global Geology 31(2), 281-289
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Yongping Huang, Jianmin Wu, and Ziping Wang (1999): Geology and Prospecting 35(4), 15-18
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Wenxun Yao (1975): Geology and Prospecting 11(1), 11-17
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Reference: Yuanlong Li and Yuzhao Hu (2013): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 32(2), 167-179
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Weiming Liu, Jishun Liu, Wenheng Liu, Ligong Yang, Yuguo Zhou, and Xin Dong (2012): Global Geology 31(2), 281-289
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Huaning Qiu, Bingquan Zhu, and Dazhong Sun (2000): Geochimica 29(1), 21-27
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Huaning Qiu, Bingquan Zhu, and Dazhong Sun (2000): Geochimica 29(1), 21-27
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Picromerite ?
Formula: K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Huaning Qiu, Bingquan Zhu, and Dazhong Sun (2000): Geochimica 29(1), 21-27
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Yongping Huang, Jianmin Wu, and Ziping Wang (1999): Geology and Prospecting 35(4), 15-18
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tangdanite (TL)
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: de Fourestier, J., Li, G., Poirier, G., Chukanov, N.V. and Ma, Z. (2012) Fuxiaotuite, IMA 2011-096. CNMNC Newsletter, 13(6), 808; Ma, Z., Li, G., Chukanov, N.V., Poirier, G., Shi, N. (2014): Tangdanite, a new mineral species from the Yunnan Province, China and the discreditation of of 'clinotyrolite'. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 559-569.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Wenxun Yao (1975): Geology and Prospecting 11(1), 11-17; Renmin Hua (1989): Mineral Deposits 8(2), 3-13
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Tyrolite
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Picromerite ?7.CC.60K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Chlorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Tyrolite8.DM.10Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'var: Collophane'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Bitumen'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hydromuscovite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Tangdanite (TL)-Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Picromerite ?29.3.6.1K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Chlorapatite41.8.1.2Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Tyrolite42.4.3.1Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
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
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'var: Collophane'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Bitumen'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Hydromuscovite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
Tangdanite (TL)-Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TangdaniteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O TangdaniteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O TenoriteCuO
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O BaryteBaSO4
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S TangdaniteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S CovelliteCuS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
S PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TangdaniteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
CuCopper
Cu TangdaniteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As TangdaniteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9 · 9H2O
As TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Wenxun Yao (1975): The principles of secondary enrichment of copper in a mining area of Yunnan Province. Geology and Prospecting 11(1), 11-17.
Guilin Institute of Metallurgy and Geology, Metamorphic Copper Deposit Research Group (1975): Characteristics of host strata of the Dongchuan copper deposits and their relationships with mineralization. Geology and Prospecting 11(4), 18-26.
Gongju Li (1978): Evolution and prospecting practice of Dongchuan-style stratabound copper deposits. Geology and Prospecting 14(1), 8-14 (in Chinese).
Gongju Li (1978): Evolution and prospecting practice of Dongchuan-style stratabound copper deposits, part 2. Geology and Prospecting 14(2), 28-41 (in Chinese).
Kenan Wang (1982): Geochemical characteristics of sedimentation and metamorphism of the Dongchuan copper deposit, Yunnan Province, China. Mineral Deposits 1(1), 61-68 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Kenan Wang (1984): Geochemical characteristics of sedimentation and metamorphism of the Dongchuan copper deposit, Yunnan Province, China. Precambrian Research 25(1-3), 135-136.
Renguan Cao (1986): Horse-tail like copper ores and stromatolites in Dongchuan, Yunnan. Geology and Prospecting 22(7), 31-33.
Renmin Hua (1989): On the "sedimentation-transformation" genesis of the Dongchuan type stratiform copper deposits. Mineral Deposits 8(2), 3-13 (in Chinese).
Bugao Xue (1995): Geological features of associated components in Dongchuan-type Cu deposits. Geology and Prospecting 31(3), 31-37.
Yang Weihua (1996): Geochemistry of Strata-Bound Copper Deposits. In: Tu Guangzhi and Xu Zhonglun, eds.: Geochemistry of Strata-Bound Deposits in China. Science Press, Beijing (1996), pp. 470-507.
Wenming Chen (1997): Metallogenic model of Dongchuan-type sedimentary copper deposits in China. In: Rongfu Pei (Ed.): Energy and Mineral Resources for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 30th International Geological Congress, Vol. 9, VSP Publishing (Utrecht, Tokyo), pp. 101-110.
Huaning Qiu (1998): Petrogenetic chronologic framework and ore-forming ages of the Dongchuan Copper Deposits, Yunnan, SW China. PhD Dissertation, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (in Chinese with English Abstract).
Yongping Huang, Jianmin Wu, and Ziping Wang (1999): Geology and geochemistry of thermal-water sedimentary rocks of Yinmin formation in the Dongchuan copper ore field. Geology and Prospecting 35(4), 15-18.
Qin Dexian and Liu Chunxue (2000): Emanation-Sedimentary Metallogenic Series and Models of the Proterozoic Rift in the Kangdian Axis. Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 466-472.
Huaning Qiu, Bingquan Zhu, and Dazhong Sun (2002): Age significance interpreted from 40Ar-39Ar dating of quartz samples from the Dongchuan Copper Deposits, Yunnan, SW China, by crushing and heating. Geochemical Journal 36, 475-491.

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