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Tongyoung mine, Gyeongsangnam-do (Kyongsang-namdo), South Korea

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 50' 27'' North , 128° 25' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.84094,128.43315
GeoHash:G#: wy5q4wd5j
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


Large gold-silver mine.
Produced >5000kg gold.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
'Andesite'
Reference: Shelton, K. L., So, C. S., Haeussler, G. T., Chi, S. J., & Lee, K. Y. (1990) Geochemical studies of the Tongyoung gold-silver deposits, Republic of Korea; evidence of meteoric water dominance in a Te-bearing epithermal system. Economic Geology, 85(6), 1114-1132.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Empressite
Formula: AgTe
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
'Manganoan Calcite'
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Econ Geol (1990) 85:1114-1132
'Tuff'
Reference: Shelton, K. L., So, C. S., Haeussler, G. T., Chi, S. J., & Lee, K. Y. (1990) Geochemical studies of the Tongyoung gold-silver deposits, Republic of Korea; evidence of meteoric water dominance in a Te-bearing epithermal system. Economic Geology, 85(6), 1114-1132.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Electrum1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Empressite2.CB.80AgTe
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Stützite2.BA.65Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Andesite-
Chlorite Group-
Manganoan Calcite-(Ca,Mn)CO3
Tuff-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Empressite2.8.25.AgTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Miscellaneous
Stützite2.16.13.1Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Andesite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Manganoan Calcite'-(Ca,Mn)CO3
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Tuff'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
MnManganese
Mn Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag EmpressiteAgTe
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te EmpressiteAgTe
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3190014
Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic 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

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Shelton, K. L., So, C. S., Haeussler, G. T., Chi, S. J., & Lee, K. Y. (1990) Geochemical studies of the Tongyoung gold-silver deposits, Republic of Korea; evidence of meteoric water dominance in a Te-bearing epithermal system. Economic Geology, 85(6), 1114-1132.


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