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Yuncheng salt lake, Yanhu District, Yuncheng, Shanxi, Chinai
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Yuncheng salt lakeLake
Yanhu DistrictDistrict

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° North , 111° East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.00000,111.00000
GeoHash:G#: wqnzjge9z
Locality type:Lake
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Zheng Mianping, Tang Jiayou, Liu Junying, and Zhang Fasheng (1993): Hydrobiologia 267(1-3), 23-36.
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Li Xia and Li Jingying (1998): Journal of Xi'an Engineering University 20(1).
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Reference: Li Xia and Li Jingying (1998): Journal of Xi'an Engineering University 20(1).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Blödite'7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
'Mirabilite'7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na HaliteNaCl
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
Cl HaliteNaCl

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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2.588 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3185035
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Comments: Tarim Basin; Tarim Basin

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]

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Zheng Mianping, Tang Jiayou, Liu Junying, and Zhang Fasheng (1993): Chinese Saline Lakes. Hydrobiologia 267(1-3), 23-36.
Li Xia and Li Jingying (1998): The Research for the Characteristics and Origin of the Salt Deposit in Yuncheng Salt Lake, Shanxi, China. Journal of Xi'an Engineering University 20(1) (in Chinese with English abstract).

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