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Wenjiangsi Au deposit, Feng Co., Baoji, Shaanxi, Chinai
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Wenjiangsi Au depositDeposit
Feng Co.County
BaojiPrefecture
ShaanxiProvince
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):温江寺金矿, 凤县, 宝鸡市, 陕西省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 48' 35'' North , 106° 30' 9'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.80972,106.50250
GeoHash:G#: wq58rdbgb
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


Disseminated-style (Carlin-like) gold deposit, hosted in argillaceous calcareous and carbonaceous slates. Unlike typical Carlin deposits however, where gold is generally invisible, microscopic grains of gold can be detected in the ores of this deposit.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Pyrite var: Arsenian Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24; Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geology in China 38(3), 692-700

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Arsenian Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorite Group-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
var: Arsenian Pyrite
-FeS2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S RealgarAs4S4
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As OrpimentAs2S3
As RealgarAs4S4
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
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.

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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3184523
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Comments: Songpan-Ganzi Accretionary Complex

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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Fuxin Zhang, Wanye Zhang, Jianhua Li and Xudong Yuan (2010): The geological feature of antimony-gold deposit in Wenjiangsi area, Shaanxi Province. Gold Science and Technology 18(5), 12-15, 24 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Junzhi Dai, Xudong Yuan, Shaoxun Chen, Yongqin Li, Lianxiao Yuan, Tao Wang, Lu Guo, Lixia Liu, and Rui Jiang (2011): Geological and geochemical characteristics and prospecting work of the Wenjiangsi gold deposit, Fengxian County, Shaanxi Province. Geology in China 38(3), 692-700 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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