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Lechang Mine, Lechang Co., Shaoguan, Guangdong, Chinai
Regional Level Types
Lechang MineMine
Lechang Co.County
ShaoguanPrefecture
GuangdongProvince
ChinaCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
25° North , 113° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~41km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
乐昌铅锌矿, 乐昌市, 韶关市, 广东省, 中国


A lead-zinc mine, located about 4 km east of Lechang City.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals. 3 erroneous literature entries.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Wong, J.W.C., Ip, C.M., and Wong, M.H. (1998): Environmental Geochemistry and Health 20(3), 149-155.; Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Wong, J.W.C., Ip, C.M., and Wong, M.H. (1998): Environmental Geochemistry and Health 20(3), 149-155.; Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Wong, J.W.C., Ip, C.M., and Wong, M.H. (1998): Environmental Geochemistry and Health 20(3), 149-155.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Van King
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wong, J.W.C., Ip, C.M., and Wong, M.H. (1998): Environmental Geochemistry and Health 20(3), 149-155.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Description: The K-feldspar at this locality is a cavity-filling mineral that formed below the temperature of formation of orthoclase. There is no evidence that there is orthoclase among the feldspars at this locality.
Reference: Van King
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wong, J.W.C., Ip, C.M., and Wong, M.H. (1998): Environmental Geochemistry and Health 20(3), 149-155.; Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wong, J.W.C., Ip, C.M., and Wong, M.H. (1998): Environmental Geochemistry and Health 20(3), 149-155.; Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Description: Crystals colored by inclusions do not count as citrine.
Reference: Joe Freilich specimen
Quartz var: Ferruginous Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Laurent Leisi
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Description: These Spessartines are from Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]was wrong Ottens, B., 2005. Tongbei. Spessartine localities, Fujian Province, China. Mineralogical Record, 36 (1): 35-43
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Wong, J.W.C., Ip, C.M., and Wong, M.H. (1998): Environmental Geochemistry and Health 20(3), 149-155.; Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13
Sphalerite var: Marmatite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Marmatite2.CB.05a(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Citrine ?4.DA.05SiO2
var: Ferruginous Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase ?9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Spessartine ?9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine ?51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase ?76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Citrine ?
-SiO2
var: Ferruginous Quartz-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
Sphalerite
var: Marmatite
-(Zn,Fe)S

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O CalciteCaCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Ferruginous Quartz)SiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CerussitePbCO3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Ferruginous Quartz)SiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S Sphalerite (var: Marmatite)(Zn,Fe)S
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Sphalerite (var: Marmatite)(Zn,Fe)S
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Sphalerite (var: Marmatite)(Zn,Fe)S
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

References

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Wong, J.W.C., Ip, C.M., and Wong, M.H. (1998): Acid-forming capacity of lead–zinc mine tailings and its implications for mine rehabilitation. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 20(3), 149-155.
Lihuang Huang, Guanshou Wu, Heyan Wu, and Xinglian Huang (2000): The flotation separation process of lead and zinc sulfides in Lechang lead-zinc mine. Non-Ferrous Metals (Beneficiation) 52(6), 1-4, 13 (in Chinese).

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