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Tongguanshan Mine, Tongguanshan ore field, Tongling Prefecture, Anhui Province, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 55' 38'' North , 117° 51' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.92722,117.85417
GeoHash:G#: wt7zcy4u1
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Name(s) in local language(s):铜官山铜金矿, 铜官山矿田, 铜陵市, 安徽省, 中国

Skarn copper-gold deposit with associated quartz vein-type and porphyry style mineralization, occurring in the southeastern contact zone of the elliptical Tongguanshan quartz monzodiorite intrusion with Upper Carboniferous limestones and Middle Carboniferous dolomites. The ores are present as stratabound bodies, pipes, veins, and locally as stockworks and disseminations.

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Silurian - Cambrian
419.2 - 541 Ma

ID: 3189488
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 541 Ma)

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]

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Huasheng Huang, Qizheng Shi, Bin Cui, and Chunqi Wen (1985): The origin and the geological assemblage feature of the Tonggunshan [sic] copper deposit. Mineral Deposits 4(2), 13-22 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Bing Yang and Zhitian Wang (1985): The discovery of a new type orebody and the metallogenic model of the Tongguanshan copper deposit with a discussion on its relationship to the complicated regional copper metallogenic model. Mineral Deposits 4(4), 1-13 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Bin Cui (1987): The alteration zoning and origin of the Tongguanshan stratabound skarn type copper deposit. Mineral Deposits 6(1), 35-44 (in Chinese with ENglish abstract).
Yuanming Pan and Ping Dong (1999): The Lower Changjiang (Yangzi/Yangtze) River metallogenic belt, east central China: intrusion- and wall rock-hosted Cu-Fe-Au, Mo, Zn, Pb, Ag deposits. Ore Geology Reviews 15, 177-242.
Tian, S., Ding, T., Hou, Z., Yang, Z., Wang, Y., Meng, Y., and Zeng, P. (2003): Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Carbon isotope studies on the Xiaotongguanshan Skarn Cu deposit, Anhui, China. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2003, A481.
Minzhi Yang (2006): Types of disperse element deposits and their ore-forming regularity and ore-searching and comprehensive utilization direction. Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 21(1), 1-9 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Caiyu Lu, Xiaosheng Cao, and Fuquan Xiao (2007): The geological features and prospecting potential in the deep of Tongguanshan deposit, Anhui. Geology and Prospecting 43(6), 12-16.
Lianxing Gu, Khin Zaw, Wenxuan Hu, Kaijun Zhang, Pei Ni, Jinxiang He, Yaotong Xu, Jianjun Lu, and Chunming Lin (2007): Distinctive features of Late Palaeozoic massive sulphide deposits in South China. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 107-138.
Yanjing Chen, Huayong Chen, Khin Zaw, Pirajno, F., and Zengjie Zhang (2007): Geodynamic settings and tectonic model of skarn gold deposits in China: An overview. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 139-169.
Khin Zaw, Peters, S.G., Cromie, P., Burrett, C., and Zengqian Hou (2007): Nature, diversity of deposit types and metallogenic relations of South China. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 3-47.

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