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Ga'erqiong Cu-Au deposit, Gê'gyai Co. (Geji Co.), Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° North , 82° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~18km
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Name(s) in local language(s):尕尔穷铜金矿, 革吉县 (དགེ་རྒྱས་རྫོང་), 阿里地区 (མངའ་རིས་ས་ཁུལ་), 西藏自治区, 中国

Copper-gold polymetallic deposit, consisting of porphyry-style molybdenum-copper-gold ore bodies that are hosted in quartz diorite and granite porphyry, skarn-type copper-gold ore bodies in the contact zone between carbonates and the porphyry stocks, and IOCG-style ore bodies that occur within fracture zones.

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Xiaoming Qu and Hongbo Xin (2006): Ages and tectonic environment of the Bangong Co porphyry copper belt in western Tibet, China. Geological Bulletin of China 25(7), 792-799.
Zhijun Li, Juxing Tang, Xiaofeng Yao, Ji Duo, Hongfei Liu, Shilin Deng, Zhi Zhang, Jinshu Zhang, and Zhenghua Hu (2011): Geological characteristics and prospecting potential of Gaerqiong copper-gold polymetallic deposit in Ali District, northern Tibet. Mineral Deposits 30(6), 1149-1153 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zhenghua Hu, Feng Ding, Juxing Tang, Zhijun Li, Xiaofeng Yao, Shilin Deng, Zhi Zhang, Yiyun Wang, Hongxing Wang, Junlong Song, and Wei Chen (2012): Geological characteristics and genetic significance of the Ga'erqiong Cu-Au deposits in Ge'gyai County, Tibet. Acta Geoscientica Sinica 33(4), 588-600 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zhi Zhang, Juxing Tang, Yuchuan Chen, Zhijun Li, Junlong Song, Xiaofeng Yao, Yi Yang, Zhenghua Hu, Wei Chen, and Hongxing Wang (2013): Skarn mineral characteristics of the Gaerqiong Cu-Au deposit in Bangong Co-Nujiang River suture zone, Tibet. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 32(3), 305-317 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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