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Lujiang Co., Hefei Prefecture, Anhui Province, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° North , 117° East (est.)
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Name(s) in local language(s):庐江县, 合肥市, 安徽省, 中国


This county includes the eastern part of the Late Mesozoic Luzong (Luzhong) subaerial volcanic basin (named for the Anhui counties of Lujiang and Zongyang) and its surrroundings. In the basin, Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous alkali-rich volcanic rocks (including trachybasalt, trachyandesite, andesitic trachyte, and trachyte) directly overlay Early to Middle Jurassic clastic sedimentary rocks. Yanshanian intrusions occur as small stocks and dykes, and are composed mainly of diorite, monzonite, monzogranite, syenite and granite.

The basin also contains some uranium deposits and forms the southeastern part of the Qilian-Qinling uranium province.


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Yuanming Pan and Ping Dong (1999): The Lower Changjiang (Yangzi/Yangtze River) metallogenic belt, east central China: intrusion- and wall rock-hosted Cu-Fe-Au, Mo, Zn, Pb, Ag deposits. Ore Geology Reviews 15, 177-242.
Qiang Wang, Wyman, D.A., Jifeng Xu, Zhenhua Zhao, Ping Jian, Xiaolin Xiong, Zhiwei Bao, Chaofeng Li, and Zhenghua Bai (2006): Petrogenesis of Cretaceous adakitic and shoshonitic igneous rocks in the Luzong area, Anhui Province (eastern China): Implications for geodynamics and Cu–Au mineralization. Lithos 89(3/4), 424-446.

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