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Laikeng tungsten mine, Gan Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 45' 32'' North , 115° 12' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.75892,115.20789
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Name(s) in local language(s):赖坑钨矿区, 赣县, 赣州市, 江西省, 中国

A quartz vein-type tungsten deposit, located southeast of Ganzhou.

(1) Gannan, for which Gananite was named, is a historic administrative division of Jiangxi Province. The area is roughly equivalent to present-day Ganzhou Prefecture.
(2) The paper by Cheng et al. gives the name of the type locality as 赖坑钨矿区 (Lai-keng-wu-kuang-qu), where 钨 (wu) means "tungsten", 矿 (kuang) means "mine" or "deposit" (in a different context, it can also mean "ore" or "mineral") and 区 (qu) means "district" or "area". Thus, this translates as "Laikeng tungsten deposit area", "Laikeng tungsten mine area" or "Laikeng tungsten mining district". The geological map of the area presented on page 120 of the paper indicates a single deposit, but not a full mining district, so "Laikeng tungsten mine" or "Laikeng tungsten deposit" are most appropriate.

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Mineral List

13 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3188873
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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Longzai Cheng, Zongshao Hu, Shiwei Pan, Rongsheng Huang, and Shuliang Guo (1984): Gananite (alpha-BiF3), a new bismofluoride mineral from Jiangsi, China. Acta Petrologica Mineralogica et Analytica 3(2), 119-123 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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