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Liuju Cu deposit (Luzhou Cu deposit; Liuzu Cu deposit; Liuzhi Cu deposit), Dayao copper mine, Dayao Co., Chuxiong Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 51' 30'' North , 101° 23' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.85833,101.39167
GeoHash:G#: wk8555r5t
Other regions containing this locality:Southwest China, China
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters
Name(s) in local language(s):六直铜矿床, 大姚铜矿, 大姚县, 楚雄彝族自治州, 云南省, 中国

Redbed-type copper deposit, hosted in Upper Cretaceous sandstones and mudstones.

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145 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3188039
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

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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Bing Tong (1976): Geochemical environment of formation of the Liuju sandstone copper deposits, Yunnan Province. Geology and Prospecting 12(2), 30-37.
Peijun Zhang and Yiseng Wang (1981): Characteristics and ore-controlling factors of stratabound sandstone Cu deposits in central Yunnan Province. Geology and Prospecting 17(2), 20-25.
Yang Weihua (1996): Geochemistry of Strata-bound Copper Deposits. In: Tu Guangzhi (ed.): Geochemistry of Strata-Bound Deposits in China. Science Press (Beijing), pp. 470-507.
Wengen Chen, Bin Xi, Yanzhi Wu, Guangzhi Tu, and Hengxiang Yu (2000): The metallogenic mechanism of the sandstone-type copper deposits in the Chuxiong Basin, Yunnan Province. Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 43(suppl.), 262-272.
Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits of the World: Deposit Models and Database. USGS Open-File Report 03-107.
Wengen Chen and Bin Xia (2006): Diagenetic origin of the Luzhou copper deposit, Yunnan Province, China. In: Jingwen Mao and Bierlein, F.P. (eds.): Mineral Deposit Research: meeting the Global Challenge. Springer (Berlin, Heidelberg), pp. 91-92.
Wu, P., and Han, R.-S. (2008): 3D Geochemical anomalous model in the Liuju sandstone-type Copper deposit, Yunnan, China. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2008, A1039.
Zhang Yan, Run Sheng, Wu Peng, and Weiping Tang (2013): Application of Thermodynamics pH-Eh to Mineral Zonation Model of Sandstone-hosted Type Copper Deposits in the Chuxiong Basin, Central Yunnan Province, China. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 33(3), 363-368.

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