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Damxung Co (Dangqiong Co; Tangyung Co; Damxung Tso; Dangqiong Tso; Tangyung Tso; Dangxiong Cuo), Nyima Co. (Nima Co.), Nagchu Prefecture (Naqu Prefecture), Tibet, Chinai
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Damxung Co (Dangqiong Co; Tangyung Co; Damxung Tso; Dangqiong Tso; Tangyung Tso; Dangxiong Cuo)- not defined -
Nyima Co. (Nima Co.)County
Nagchu Prefecture (Naqu Prefecture)Prefecture
TibetAutonomous Region
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):当雄错, 尼玛县 (ཉི་མ་རྫོང་), 那曲地区 (ནག་ཆུ་ས་ཁུལ་), 西藏自治区, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 35' North , 86° 45' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.58333,86.75000
GeoHash:G#: tvtewj96m
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


A carbonate-type surface brine lake, located at 4475 m asl in the interior of the Tibetan plateau. It covers an area of 55 km2 and is up to 18 m deep.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Southwest China, ChinaRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44
Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Yuan, H.R., Zheng, M.P., and Si, D.X. (2005): Abstracts of the IX. International Conference on Salt Lake Research, September 26-30, Perth, Australia.; Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Reference: Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44
Natron
Formula: Na2CO3 · 10H2O
Reference: Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44
Thermonatrite
Formula: Na2CO3 · H2O
Reference: Yuan, H.R., Zheng, M.P., and Si, D.X. (2005): Abstracts of the IX. International Conference on Salt Lake Research, September 26-30, Perth, Australia.; Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44
Trona
Formula: Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Yuan, H.R., Zheng, M.P., and Si, D.X. (2005): Abstracts of the IX. International Conference on Salt Lake Research, September 26-30, Perth, Australia.; Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44
Zabuyelite
Formula: Li2CO3
Reference: Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Natron5.CB.10Na2CO3 · 10H2O
Thermonatrite5.CB.05Na2CO3 · H2O
Trona5.CB.15Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Zabuyelite5.AA.05Li2CO3
Group 6 - Borates
Borax6.DA.10Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Aphthitalite7.AC.35(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Mirabilite7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Trona13.1.4.1Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Zabuyelite14.1.6.2Li2CO3
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Natron15.1.2.1Na2CO3 · 10H2O
Thermonatrite15.1.1.1Na2CO3 · H2O
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Tetraborates
Borax26.4.1.1Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Aphthitalite28.2.2.1(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4·xH2O
Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
H TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
H BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
H NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2O
LiLithium
Li ZabuyeliteLi2CO3
BBoron
B BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
C TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
C ZabuyeliteLi2CO3
C NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2O
OOxygen
O ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
O TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
O ZabuyeliteLi2CO3
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
O NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2O
O Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
Na ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
Na TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
Na BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Na NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2O
Na Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
SSulfur
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
S Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
KPotassium
K SylviteKCl
K Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2

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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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3184523
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Comments: Songpan-Ganzi Accretionary Complex

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Yuan, H.R., Zheng, M.P., and Si, D.X. (2005): Experimental study of 25°C and 40°C isothermal evaporation of brines from Damxung Co salt lake, Tibet, China. Abstracts of the IX. International Conference on Salt Lake Research, September 26-30, Perth, Australia.
Qian Wu, Mianping Zheng, Zhen Nie, and Lingzhong Bu (2013): Scale-up study on potassium extraction from Dangxiongxuo salt lake brine by evaporating ponds. Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 29(1), 36-44 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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