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Shishan Cu-(Co) deposit, Yimen Cu ore field (Sanjiachang Cu ore field), Yimen Co., Yuxi, Yunnan, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Shishan Cu-(Co) depositDeposit
Yimen Cu ore field (Sanjiachang Cu ore field)Ore Field
Yimen Co.County
YuxiPrefecture
YunnanProvince
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):狮山铜(钴)矿, 易门(三家厂)铜矿田, 易门县, 玉溪市, 云南省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 7' North , 102° 10' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 24.11667,102.16667
GeoHash:G#: wk29hy73z
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


Marine exhalative-hydrothermal sedimentary copper deposit of Dongchuan sub-type.


Note:
The USGS report cited below lists wrong coordinates for this 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


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Qin Dexian and Liu Chunxue (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 466-472.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394; Qin Dexian and Liu Chunxue (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 466-472
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Cuprite var: Tile ore
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394; Qin Dexian and Liu Chunxue (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 466-472
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Qin Dexian and Liu Chunxue (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 466-472.
Pyrite var: Cobaltoan Pyrite
Formula: (Fe,Co)S2
Reference: Bugao Xue (1995): Geology and Prospecting 31(3), 31-37; Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394; Qin Dexian and Liu Chunxue (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 466-472
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Bugao Xue (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Cobaltoan Pyrite2.EB.05a(Fe,Co)S2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Tile ore4.AA.10Cu2O
Heterogenite4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
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 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
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, Rocks, etc.
Cuprite
var: Tile ore
-Cu2O
Pyrite
var: Cobaltoan Pyrite
-(Fe,Co)S2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Cuprite (var: Tile ore)Cu2O
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S Pyrite (var: Cobaltoan Pyrite)(Fe,Co)S2
S PyriteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pyrite (var: Cobaltoan Pyrite)(Fe,Co)S2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co Pyrite (var: Cobaltoan Pyrite)(Fe,Co)S2
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu Cuprite (var: Tile ore)Cu2O
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3188728
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Hoh Xil-South China Domain

Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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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Lindao Shi, Fuzhi Jiang, Haiya Lu, and Bing Yang (1988): A new view on the genesis of Yimen copper deposit in Yunnan Province and its ore-prospecting significance. Mineral Deposits 7(2), 12-20 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Bugao Xue (1995): Geological features of associated components in Dongchuan-type Cu deposits. Geology and Prospecting 31(3), 31-37.
Bugao Xue (1996): Geological characteristics of superimposed cobalt mineralization in the Yimen copper district. Mineral Resources and Geology 10(6), 388-394 (in Chinese with English abstract).
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.
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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