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Gasikule salt lake, Mangnai Co. (Mangya Co.), Haixi, Qinghai, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Gasikule salt lakeLake
Mangnai Co. (Mangya Co.)County
HaixiPrefecture
QinghaiProvince
ChinaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s): 尕斯库勒湖, 茫崖行政委员会, 海西蒙古族藏族自治州, 青海省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 7' 48'' North , 90° 47' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.13000,90.78556
GeoHash:G#: wnb8cvk52
Locality type:Lake
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Chang Xu (1985): Scientia Geologica Sinica 1(1), 87-96; Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Chuanyong Ye, Zhiming Wang, Shiqin Zhao, Weilin Hao, Xiaobin Lin, and Jun Han (2014): Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 32(1), 85-92
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Chang Xu (1985): Scientia Geologica Sinica 1(1), 87-96
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Chuanyong Ye, Zhiming Wang, Shiqin Zhao, Weilin Hao, Xiaobin Lin, and Jun Han (2014): Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 32(1), 85-92
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Xiyu Zheng (1994): Journal of Lake Sciences 6(3), 267-275; Chuanyong Ye, Zhiming Wang, Shiqin Zhao, Weilin Hao, Xiaobin Lin, and Jun Han (2014): Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 32(1), 85-92
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Chang Xu (1985): Scientia Geologica Sinica 1(1), 87-96; Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Chang Xu (1985): Scientia Geologica Sinica 1(1), 87-96; Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Chang Xu (1985): Scientia Geologica Sinica 1(1), 87-96; Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Polyhalite
Formula: K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Chang Xu (1985): Scientia Geologica Sinica 1(1), 87-96
Sepiolite ?
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Chang Xu (1985): Scientia Geologica Sinica 1(1), 87-96

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Carnallite'3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Blödite'7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
'Epsomite'7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Mirabilite7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Polyhalite7.CC.65K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Sepiolite ?9.EE.25Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4·xH2O
Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Polyhalite29.4.5.1K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Sepiolite ?74.3.1b.1Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
H SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
NaSodium
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na HaliteNaCl
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Mg SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
SSulfur
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
S PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3184572
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Comments: Tsaidam Basin

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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Chang Xu (1985): Primary study of clay minerals and its significance in salt lake sediments of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Scientia Geologica Sinica 1(1), 87-96 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Saline deposits and minerals of salt lakes in Qinghai-Xizang plateau. Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Xiyu Zheng (1994): Comprehensive utilization of salt lake resources over Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) plateau. Journal of Lake Sciences 6(3), 267-275 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Chuanyong Ye, Zhiming Wang, Shiqin Zhao, Weilin Hao, Xiaobin Lin, and Jun Han (2014): Sedimentary characteristics since 280 ka BP in Gasikule salt lake in western Qaidam basin. Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 32(1), 85-92 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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