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Wandongshan Mine, Beiya Au-Cu ore field, Heqing Co., Dali Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s): 万硐山矿, 北衙金铜多金属矿田, 鹤庆县, 大理白族自治州, 云南省, 中国
Porphyry-style Cu-Au and magmatic Fe-Au ore bodies. The Cu-Au ore bodies are hosted in quartz-albite porphyry intrusions. Ores consist of quartz-sulphide veinlets in the upper parts and disseminated mineralizations in the lower part of the intrusions. Some of the iron-rich zones are associated with gossan resulting from surface weathering of sulphides in porphyry Cu-Au deposits, but there are also some veined Fe ore bodies that are characterized by distinct intrusive features.

This deposit is mined from an open pit.

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Xiao'ou Zhao (1989): Ore-bearing property study of oxidation zone of the Beiya lead deposit, Yunnan. Geology and Prospecting 25(6), 1-8.

Huang Zhilong, Liu Congqiang, Xiao Huayun, Han Runsheng, Xu Cheng, Li Wenbo, and Zhong Kunming (2002): Study on the carbonate ocelli-bearing lamprophyre dykes in the Ailaoshan gold deposit zone, Yunnan Province. Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 45(6).

Xingwang Xu, Xinping Cai, Baolin Zhang, Guanghe Liang, Shijun Du, and Jie Wang (2007): Genetic types and framework model of Beiya gold ore district in western Yunnan. Mineral Deposits 26(3), 249-264 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Xingwang Xu, Xinping Cai, Qibing Xiao, and Peters, S.G. (2007): Porphyry Cu–Au and associated polymetallic Fe–Cu–Au deposits in the Beiya Area, western Yunnan Province, south China. Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 224-246.

Xiaoniu Xiao, Xuehui Yu, Xuanxue Mo, Yong Li, and Xingkai Huang (2011): Geochemical characteristics of metallogenesis in the gold-polymetallic deposit in Beiya, western Yunnan Province. Geology and Exploration 47(2), 170-179.

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