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Piaotang Mine, Xihuashan ore field, Dayu Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China

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Name(s) in local language(s):漂塘钨锡矿, 西华山钨矿田, 大余县, 赣州市, 江西省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 31' North , 114° 24' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.51667,114.40000
GeoHash:G#: ws935jpt3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Tungsten and tin-bearing quartz veins in the contact zone of the Xihuashan biotite-granite intrusion which is buried underground. Nearby, a Hercynian quartz-diorite intrusion is exposed at the surface.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: photograph from Chinese Minerals Company
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.; Nanling Tungsten Research Group of the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry (1979): Geology and Prospecting 15(6), 18-28
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: w3.gl.ntu.edu.tw/file/course/95_2/CH/5.%20Skarn%20type%20deposits.ppt
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.; Nanling Tungsten Research Group of the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry (1979): Geology and Prospecting 15(6), 18-28
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: w3.gl.ntu.edu.tw/file/course/95_2/CH/5.%20Skarn%20type%20deposits.ppt
Euclase
Formula: BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Dr. Lueg collection; B. Ottens collection + Ottens, B. (2007): Chinesisches Tagebuch (IV): Wulfenite aus Xinjiang, Euklas us den Dayu-Bergen und neue Fluorite. LAPIS 32 (5), 34-39 (in German)
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Berthold Ottens (2009) Lapis, 34, #10, 31-41.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: w3.gl.ntu.edu.tw/file/course/95_2/CH/5.%20Skarn%20type%20deposits.ppt
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Berthold Ottens (2009) Lapis, 34, #10, 31-41.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: w3.gl.ntu.edu.tw/file/course/95_2/CH/5.%20Skarn%20type%20deposits.ppt
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Description: (Some molybdenite specimens from here have been wrongly labelled as coming from Yaogangxian.)
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.; Nanling Tungsten Research Group of the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry (1979): Geology and Prospecting 15(6), 18-28
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: w3.gl.ntu.edu.tw/file/course/95_2/CH/5.%20Skarn%20type%20deposits.ppt
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: w3.gl.ntu.edu.tw/file/course/95_2/CH/5.%20Skarn%20type%20deposits.ppt
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: w3.gl.ntu.edu.tw/file/course/95_2/CH/5.%20Skarn%20type%20deposits.ppt
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: w3.gl.ntu.edu.tw/file/course/95_2/CH/5.%20Skarn%20type%20deposits.ppt
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.; Nanling Tungsten Research Group of the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry (1979): Geology and Prospecting 15(6), 18-28
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Ivanova, G.F., Cherkasova, E.V., and Naumov, V.B. (1996): Geology of Ore Deposits 38(2), 137.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: http://www.mineralmundi.com/piaotang-tungsten-mine-10159160.htm
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.
Triplite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Reference: Ivanova, G.F., Cherkasova, E.V., and Naumov, V.B. (1996): Geology of Ore Deposits 38(2), 137.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.; Nanling Tungsten Research Group of the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry (1979): Geology and Prospecting 15(6), 18-28

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Ferberite'4.DB.30FeWO4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Triplite8.BB.10(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Beryl'9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Euclase'9.AE.10BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
'Helvine'9.FB.10Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pyrophyllite'9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

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 = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Triplite41.6.1.2(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Euclase52.2.1.1BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(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 Feldspathoids and related species
Helvine76.2.4.1Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Be HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
O FerberiteFeWO4
O HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si EuclaseBeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Si HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
MnManganese
Mn HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Mn Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
WTungsten
W FerberiteFeWO4
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187133
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Nanling Tungsten Research Group of the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry (1979): Metallogenic regularity of W deposits in the Nanling region and adjacent areas. Geology and Prospecting 15(6), 18-28 (in Chinese).
Ivanova, G.F., Cherkasova, E.V., and Naumov, V.B. (1996): Mineral Composition and Formation Conditions of the Piaotang Tin-Tungsten Deposit, South China. Geology of Ore Deposits 38(2), 137-150.
Murao, S., Nakashima, K., Meicai, O., Ogasawara, M., Zhou, G., Zheng, Y., and Hu, X. (1998): Ore minerals from the Piaotang polymetallic deposit, Jiangxi, southern China. Geological Survey of Japan Open File Report No. 321, 1-22.
Yishan Zeng, Jiaqi Liu, and Yongfeng Zhu (2002): Short-chain carboxylates in high-temperature ore fluids of W-Sn deposits in south China. Geochemical Journal 36, 219-234.
Ottens, B. (2007): Chinesisches Tagebuch (IV): Wulfenite aus Xinjiang, Euklas aus den Dayu-Bergen und neue Fluorite. Lapis 32(5), 34-39 (in German).
Xudong Wang, Pei Ni, Shaoyong Jiang, Kuidong Zhao, and Tiangang Wang (2009): Origin of ore-forming fluid in the Piaotang tungsten deposit in Jiangxi Province: Evidence from helium and argon isotopes. Chinese Science Bulletin 54(21), 3338-3344 (in Chinese).

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