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Baishui Mine, Qingchuan Co., Guangyuan, Sichuan, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Baishui MineMine
Qingchuan Co.County
GuangyuanPrefecture
SichuanProvince
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):白水金矿, 青川县, 广元市, 四川省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 40' 0'' North , 105° 27' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.66667,105.45833
GeoHash:G#: wmfczfb3j
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


A placer gold mine in the alluvium of the lower Bailong river (Bailongjiang) near Shazhou town. It ceased operations when the river was dammed up.

This mine was China's first placer gold mine.


Note:
The USGS website lists wrong coordinates for this deposit (they are about 50 km off).

Regions containing this locality

Southwest China, China

Region - 931 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38; Yongming Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(9), 8-11
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38; Yongming Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(9), 8-11
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
'Monazite'
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38; Yongming Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(9), 8-11
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Yongming Yang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38; Yongming Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(9), 8-11

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
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 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
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 ZirconZr(SiO4)
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AuGold
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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Early Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
443.8 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3189799
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Ordovician (443.8 - 1000 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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Yongming Wang (1983): Geological features and enrichment patterns of the Baishui placer gold deposit. Geology and Prospecting 19(3), 34-38 (in Chinese).
Yongming Wang (1989): Geological features and ore-forming conditions of gold placers along the lower reaches of the Bailongjiang river. Geology and Prospecting 25(9), 8-11 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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