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Pingwu beryl mine (Huya W-Sn-Be deposit; Xuebaoding W-Sn-Be deposit), Huya township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 26' 29'' North , 104° 23' 39'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters
Name(s) in local language(s):平武绿柱石矿 (虎牙钨锡铍矿, 雪宝顶钨锡铍矿), 虎牙藏族乡, 雪宝顶山, 平武县, 绵阳市, 四川省, 中国

Quartz vein-type tungsten-tin-beryllium (scheelite-cassiterite-beryl) deposit, hosted in intercalating schists and marble of the Lower Triassic Zagunao series, that are intruded by a Yanshanian rare element-rich (Be, W, Sn, Li, Ta, Rb, etc.) adamellite-monzodiorite. More than 40 veins are known on the southeast slope of the Xuebaoding massif, near Huya village. Individual veins are several tens of meters long and typically 0.5-1.5 m wide.

Located in the northwest portion of Pingwu county, near the border with Songpan county.

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Guo Yanjun, Wang Rucheng, and Xu Shijin (2000): Vibrational Spectra of Beryl from Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province. Geological Journal of China Universities 6(2), 201-204.
Jinhui Lin, Zhimin Cao, Jing Liu, Youguo Li, Yiyun Zhang, and Sancong Ying (2000): Mineral Spectroscopic Studies of Beryls from Xuebaoding, Sichuan. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica [Yanshikuang Wuxue Zazhi] 19(4), 369-375.
Yan Liu, Bin Zhang, and Xiaoyan Yu (2001): The mineralogical characteristics and its application prospect of beryl in Pingwu, Sichuan. Geology and Prospecting 37(2), 55-57.
Song Ye, Lijian Qi, Yong'an Luo, Kaichan Zhou, and Jingcheng Pei (2001): Relationship between the rare-metal containing granitic intrusions and beryl mineralization in Pingwu, Sichuan, China. Geological Science and Technology Information 20(2), 65-70 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Cao Zhimin, Zheng Jianbin, Li Youguo, Kabayashi, S., Ren Jianguo, Kaneda, H., Xu Shijin, Shoji, T., and Wang Rucheng (2002): Geologic and geochemical features of the volatile-rich ore fluid and its tracing and dating in the Xuebaoding Beryl-Scheelite Vein Deposit, China. Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 45(8), 719-729.
Baohua Li, Zhimin Cao, Youguo Li, and Haisheng Yi (2002): CO2 from fluid inclusions in Xuebaoding W-Sn-Be deposit and its mineralization significance. Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 397-400 (in Chinese with english title).
Hedland, A. (2004): Das Scheelit-Beryll-Kassiterit-Fluorit-Vorkommen von Huya-Zibeisha bei Pingwu, Provinz Sichuan, China. Mineralien Welt 15(6), 46-57 (in German).
Rubo Zhang, Yuyu Zhang, and Xiasheng Gong (2005): Fe(3+)2Sn3O9, an unnamed mineral of the Kyzylkumite group. Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 26(2), 11-14.
Ottens, B. (2005): Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China. The Mineralogical Record 36(1), 45-57.
Yan Liu, Jun Deng, Keqin Cai, Yan Zhou, Qingfei Wang, Yinghua Zhou, Bangfei Gao, Dexiu Li, Fuyu Xu, and Yuerong Zhu (2005): Mineralogical characteristics of beryl in Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, southwest China. Earth Science Frontiers 12(2), 324-331 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Yan Liu, Jun Deng, Daisheng Sun, and Yinghua Zhou (2007): Morphology and Gensis Typomorphism of Minerals in W-Sn-Be Deposit of Huya, Sichuan. Earth Science, Journal of China University of Geosciences 32(1), 75-81 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Jiankang Li, Baoshan Liu, Denghong Wang, and Xiaofang Fu (2007): Metallogenic epoch of Xuebaoding W-Sn-Be deposit in northwest Sichuan and its tectonic tracing significance. Mineral Deposits 26(5), 557-562 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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