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Gaofan Ag-Au deposit, Dai Co., Xinzhou, Shanxi, Chinai
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Gaofan Ag-Au depositDeposit
Dai Co.County
XinzhouPrefecture
ShanxiProvince
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):高凡银金矿, 代县, 忻州市, 山西省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 56' 30'' North , 112° 57' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.94167,112.95000
GeoHash:G#: wwbmd1pet
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Dwa : Monsoon-influenced hot-summer humid continental climate


Reworked turbidite-hosted silver-gold deposit im an Archean greenstone belt.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
'Apatite'
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Gold ?
Formula: Au
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Silver var: Küstelite
Formula: Ag
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Tetrahedrite var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
Formula: (Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24
'Wolframite' ?
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Electrum1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold ?1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
var: Küstelite1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite2.GB.05(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Chlorite Group-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Wolframite ?-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold ?1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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 = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Silver
var: Küstelite
-Ag
Tetrahedrite
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
-(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
'Wolframite' ?-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag Silver (var: Küstelite)Ag
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3186833
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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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Debao Mao and Baofeng Shen (1991): Genesis of Gaofan silver-gold deposit in Shanxi Province. Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 6(3), 13-24 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Chuyan Hu, Weiqin Ye, Chenghua Yu, and Jinyuan Hou (1993): Application of typomorphic characteristics of pyrites in the Gaofan silver-gold deposit, Shanxi, in exploring deep-seated orebodies. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 13(1), 21-29.


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