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Nongle salt deposit, Qu Co., Dazhou, Sichuan, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Nongle salt depositDeposit
Qu Co.County
DazhouPrefecture
SichuanProvince
ChinaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 53' North , 107° 13' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.88333,107.21667
GeoHash:G#: wmkpxy0u3
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


A salt deposit, consisting of a polyhalite layer buried deep below the groundwater table.

Regions containing this locality

Southwest China, China

Region - 931 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Min Mo (1987): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(2), 154-158
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Heming Wei (1987): Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 5(4)
Görgeyite
Formula: K2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
Reference: Keqin Cai, Dejun Zhao, Linzhi Liao, and Xinhua Huang (1985): Journal of China University of Geoscience 10(4), 21-28; Min Mo (1987): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(2), 154-158
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Kalistrontite
Formula: K2Sr(SO4)2
Reference: Min Mo (1987): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(2), 154-158
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Heming Wei (1987): Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 5(4)
Polyhalite
Formula: K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Xuanzhen Huan (2004): Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology [Shuiwen Dizhi Gongcheng Dizhi] 31(4), 111-114.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Magnesite'5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Görgeyite'7.CD.30K2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
'Kalistrontite'7.AD.40K2Sr(SO4)2
'Polyhalite'7.CC.65K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Miscellaneous
Kalistrontite28.4.3.2K2Sr(SO4)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Görgeyite29.4.7.1K2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
Polyhalite29.4.5.1K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GörgeyiteK2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GörgeyiteK2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O KalistrontiteK2Sr(SO4)2
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GörgeyiteK2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S KalistrontiteK2Sr(SO4)2
S PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K GörgeyiteK2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
K KalistrontiteK2Sr(SO4)2
K PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GörgeyiteK2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
SrStrontium
Sr KalistrontiteK2Sr(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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3191248
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Comments: Sichuan 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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- Keqin Cai, Dejun Zhao, Linzhi Liao, and Xinhua Huang (1985): The Mineralogy of Gorgeyite. Journal of China University of Geoscience 10(4), 21-28 (in Chinese with English abstract).
- Min Mo (1987): The first discovery of kalistrontite in China and its significance in search for potash deposits. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(2), 154-158.
- Heming Wei (1987): On syngenesis, diagenesis, anadiagenesis and supergene alteration of Triassic gypsum salt in Quxian, Sichuan. Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 5(4).
- Xuanzhen Huan (2003): Hydrogeological Conditions in the Nongle Polyhalite Deposit, Quxian County, Sichuan Province, China. Acta Geologica Sichuan 23(1), 14-17 (in Chinese with English abstract).
- Xuanzhen Huan (2004): Hydrogeologic Conditions for Preservation of the Nongle Polyhalite Ore. Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology [Shuiwen Dizhi Gongcheng Dizhi] 31(4), 111-114 (in Chinese with English abstract).
- Lianying An, Huian Yin, Minglin Tang, and Lifang Hao (2004): Kinetics of Leaching Process of Polyhalite. Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering [Huagong Xuebao] 55(6), 929-933 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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