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Dalangtan lake, Mangnai Co. (Mangya Co.), Haixi, Qinghai, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Dalangtan lakeLake
Mangnai Co. (Mangya Co.)County
HaixiPrefecture
QinghaiProvince
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):大浪滩湖, 茫崖行政委员会, 海西蒙古族藏族自治州, 青海省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 33' 45'' North , 91° 26' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.56250,91.43639
GeoHash:G#: wnc52sjfy
Locality type:Lake
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


A largely dried-up salt lake in the western part of the Qaidam basin.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bischofite
Formula: MgCl2 · 6H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Mily Wang, Yijie Wang, Chenglin Liu, and Yongzhi Chen (1993): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 15(1)
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Mianping Zheng (1997): An Introduction to Saline Lakes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, NL), 319 pp.
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Mili Wang, Yijie Wang, Chenglin Liu, and Yongzhi Chen (1993): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 15(1); Xiyu Zheng (1994): Journal of Lake Sciences 6(3), 267-275
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Mily Wang, Yijie Wang, Chenglin Liu, and Yongzhi Chen (1993): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 15(1); Mianping Zheng and Xifang Liu (2010): Acta Geologica Sinica 84(11), 1585-1600
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Mianping Zheng (1997): An Introduction to Saline Lakes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, NL), 319 pp.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Hydroglauberite
Formula: Na10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
Reference: Mianping Zheng and Xifang Liu (2010): Acta Geologica Sinica 84(11), 1585-1600
Kainite
Formula: KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Kieserite
Formula: MgSO4 · H2O
Reference: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/pdf/1336.pdf
Langbeinite
Formula: K2Mg2(SO4)3
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Leonite
Formula: K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Mily Wang, Yijie Wang, Chenglin Liu, and Yongzhi Chen (1993): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 15(1)
Löweite
Formula: Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Reference: Mily Wang, Yijie Wang, Chenglin Liu, and Yongzhi Chen (1993): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 15(1)
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Reference: Mianping Zheng (1997): An Introduction to Saline Lakes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, NL), 319 pp.
Picromerite
Formula: K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Mianping Zheng and Xifang Liu (2010): Acta Geologica Sinica 84(11), 1585-1600
Polyhalite
Formula: K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Starkeyite
Formula: MgSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Mily Wang, Yijie Wang, Chenglin Liu, and Yongzhi Chen (1993): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 15(1); Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Syngenite
Formula: K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Bischofite'3.BB.15MgCl2 · 6H2O
'Carnallite'3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl
'Sylvite'3.AA.20KCl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Blödite'7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
'Epsomite'7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Hexahydrite'7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
'Hydroglauberite'7.CD.20Na10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
'Kainite'7.DF.10KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
'Kieserite'7.CB.05MgSO4 · H2O
'Langbeinite'7.AC.10K2Mg2(SO4)3
'Leonite'7.CC.55K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
'Löweite'7.CC.45Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
'Mirabilite'7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O
'Picromerite'7.CC.60K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
'Polyhalite'7.CC.65K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
'Starkeyite'7.CB.15MgSO4 · 4H2O
'Syngenite'7.CD.35K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
AX2
Bischofite9.2.9.1MgCl2 · 6H2O
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
Miscellaneous
Langbeinite28.4.4.1K2Mg2(SO4)3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4·xH2O
Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Leonite29.3.3.3K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Picromerite29.3.6.1K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Syngenite29.3.1.1K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Hydroglauberite29.4.1.1Na10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
Löweite29.4.3.1Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Polyhalite29.4.5.1K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Kieserite29.6.2.1MgSO4 · H2O
Starkeyite29.6.6.2MgSO4 · 4H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Kainite31.7.1.1KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H HydroglauberiteNa10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
H KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
H KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
H LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
H PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
H StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
H SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
OOxygen
O BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O HydroglauberiteNa10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
O KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
O KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
O LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
O LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
O StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
O SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
NaSodium
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na HaliteNaCl
Na HydroglauberiteNa10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
Na LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Mg KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
Mg LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
Mg LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Mg PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Mg PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Mg StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
SSulfur
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S HydroglauberiteNa10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
S KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
S KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
S LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
S LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
S PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
S StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
S SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
ClChlorine
Cl BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Cl SylviteKCl
KPotassium
K CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
K KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
K LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
K LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
K PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
K PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
K SylviteKCl
K SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca HydroglauberiteNa10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
Ca PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Ca SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3184572
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Comments: Tsaidam 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]

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

References

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Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Saline deposits and minerals of salt lakes in Qinghai-Xizang plateau. Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Mili Wang, Yijie Wang, Chenglin Liu, and Yongzhi Chen (1993): The features and genesis of the Dalangtan salt deposit in the Qaidam basin. Acta Geoscientica Sinica 15(1).
Xiyu Zheng (1994): Comprehensive utilization of salt lake resources over Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) plateau. Journal of Lake Sciences 6(3), 267-275 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Mianping Zheng (1997): An Introduction to Saline Lakes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, NL), 319 pp.
Mianping Zheng and Xifang Liu (2010): Hydrochemistry and minerals assemblages of salt lakes in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 84(11), 1585-1600 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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