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Ka'erqueka Cu-polymetallic deposit, Qimantage Mts, Golmud Co. (Ge'ermu Co.), Haixi Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 51' 16'' North , 91° 10' 13'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Name(s) in local language(s):卡而却卡铜多金属矿, 祁漫塔格地区, 格尔木市, 海西蒙古族藏族自治州, 青海省, 中国

Skarn and porphyry copper-polymetallic deposit. The deposit includes 67 ore bodies of varying ore composition (copper, copper-zinc, copper-molybdenum, iron, zinc, lead-zinc, and gold ore bodies). They are grouped into four ore blocks which are named A, B, C and Suolajier. The Suolajier block is presently mined from an open pit.

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36 valid minerals.

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  • Qinghai Province
    • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
      • Golmud Co. (Ge'ermu Co.)

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Shuyue He, Lanying Qi, Shulan Shu, Hezhen Yin, Shoufu He, and Xianyang Jing (2008): Metallogenic environment and potential in the Qimantage porphyry copper belt, Qinghai. Geology and Prospecting 44(2), 14-22.
Shijin Li, Fengyue Sun, Li Wang, Yuchun Li, Zhenhong Liu, Shengshun Su, and Song Wang (2008): Fluid inclusion studies of porphyry copper mineralization in Kaerqueka polymetallic ore district, east Kunlun Mountains, Qinghai Province. Mineral Deposits 27(3), 399-406 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Jianhui Wu, Chengyou Feng, Dequan Zhang, Jinwen Li, and Hongquan She (2010): Geology of porphyry and skarn type copper polymetallic deposits in southern margin of Qaidam basin. Mineral Deposits 29(5), 760-774 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Yiming Zhao, Chengyou Feng, Daxin Li, Jiannan Liu, Ye Xiao, Miao Yu, and Shengchao Ma (2013): Metallogenic setting and mineralization-alteration characteristics of major skarn Fe-polymetallic deposits in Qimantag area, western Qinghai Province. Mineral Deposits 32(1), 1-19 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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