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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 Autonomous Region, China

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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

Southwest China, China

Region - 923 mineral species & varietal names listed

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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
Reference: 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
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: 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
Luobusaite
Formula: Fe0.84Si2
Reference: 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.
Osbornite
Formula: TiN
Reference: 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
Qingsongite (TL)
Formula: BN
Description: As inclusions in coesite
Reference: Dobrzhinetskaya, L.F., Wirth, R., Yang, J., Green, H.W., Hutcheon, I.D., Weber, P.K. and Grew, E.S. (2013) Qingsongite, IMA 2013-030. CNMNC Newsletter No. 16, August 2013, page 2708; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2695.; 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
Qusongite
Formula: WC
Reference: 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.
Silicon
Formula: Si
Reference: 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.
Titanium (TL)
Formula: Ti
Reference: Fang, Q.-S., Shi, N.-C., Li, G.-W., Bai, W.-J., Yang, J.-S., Xiong, M., Rong, H. and Ma, Z.-S. (2010) Titanium, IMA 2010-044. CNMNC Newsletter No. 7, February 2010, page 27; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 27-31.; 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.
Yarlongite
Formula: Cr4Fe4NiC4
Reference: 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.
Zangboite (TL)
Formula: TiFeSi2
Reference: 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.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Luobusaite'1.BB.25Fe0.84Si2
'Osbornite'1.BC.15TiN
'Qusongite'1.BA.25WC
'Silicon'1.CB.15Si
'Titanium' (TL)1.AB.05Ti
'Yarlongite'1.BA.30Cr4Fe4NiC4
'Zangboite' (TL)1.BB.TiFeSi2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Coesite'4.DA.35SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Kyanite'9.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, Rocks, etc.
Qingsongite (TL)-BN
Titanium (TL)-Ti

List of minerals for each chemical element

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