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Orebody 31 (Chromite deposit 31), Luobusha Mine ("Luobusa" Mine), Luobusha ophiolite ("Luobusa ophiolite"), Qusum Co. (Qusong Co.), Shannan Prefecture (Lhokha Prefecture; Lhoka Prefecture), Tibet, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Orebody 31 (Chromite deposit 31)- not defined -
Luobusha Mine ("Luobusa" Mine)Mine
Luobusha ophiolite ("Luobusa ophiolite")- not defined -
Qusum Co. (Qusong Co.)County
Shannan Prefecture (Lhokha Prefecture; Lhoka Prefecture)Prefecture
TibetAutonomous Region
ChinaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 13' 52'' North , 92° 11' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.23111,92.19028
GeoHash:G#: wj1w3c6gt
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


Podiform chromite bodies

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Southwest China, ChinaRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Luobusaite
Formula: Fe0.84Si2
Osbornite
Formula: TiN
Qingsongite (TL)
Formula: BN
Type Locality:
Qusongite
Formula: WC
Silicon
Formula: Si
Titanium (TL)
Formula: Ti
Type Locality:
Yarlongite
Formula: Cr4Fe4NiC4
Zangboite (TL)
Formula: TiFeSi2
Type Locality:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Luobusaite1.BB.25Fe0.84Si2
Osbornite1.BC.15TiN
Qusongite1.BA.25WC
Silicon1.CB.15Si
Titanium (TL)1.AB.05Ti
Yarlongite1.BA.30Cr4Fe4NiC4
Zangboite (TL)1.BB.TiFeSi2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Coesite4.DA.35SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Qingsongite (TL)-BN

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Luobusaite1.1.33.7Fe0.84Si2
Osbornite1.1.19.1TiN
Qusongite1.1.29.3WC
Yarlongite1.1.25.3Cr4Fe4NiC4
Zangboite (TL)1.1.33.8TiFeSi2
Semi-metals and non-metals
Silicon1.3.7.1Si
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Coesite75.1.4.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Qingsongite (TL)-BN
Titanium (TL)-Ti

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B QingsongiteBN
CCarbon
C QusongiteWC
C YarlongiteCr4Fe4NiC4
NNitrogen
N QingsongiteBN
N OsborniteTiN
OOxygen
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O CoesiteSiO2
AlAluminium
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
SiSilicon
Si ZangboiteTiFeSi2
Si SiliconSi
Si LuobusaiteFe0.84Si2
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si CoesiteSiO2
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniumTi
Ti ZangboiteTiFeSi2
Ti OsborniteTiN
CrChromium
Cr YarlongiteCr4Fe4NiC4
FeIron
Fe ZangboiteTiFeSi2
Fe LuobusaiteFe0.84Si2
Fe YarlongiteCr4Fe4NiC4
NiNickel
Ni YarlongiteCr4Fe4NiC4
WTungsten
W QusongiteWC

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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Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192127
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Li, G., Fang, Q., Shi, N., Bai, W., Yang, J., Xiong, M., Ma, Z., Rogn, He (2009) Zangboite (TiFeSi2), a new mineral from Luobusha, Tibet, China. Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 1265-1274.
Dobrzhinetskaya, L.F., Wirth, R., Yang, J., Green, H.W., Hutcheon, I.D., Weber, P.K. and Grew, E.S. (2014): Qingsongite, natural cubic boron nitride: The first boron mineral from the Earth’s mantle. American Mineralogist. 99, 764-772
Fang, Q., Bai, W., Yang, J., Rong, He, Shi, N., Li, G., Xiong, M., Ma, Z. (2013): Titanium, Ti, A New Mineral Species from Luobusha, Tibet, China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 87, 1275-1280.


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