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Wulashan Au deposit, Wulashan mining district, Binhe New District, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 42' 0'' North , 109° 24' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.70000,109.40417
GeoHash:G#: wrjz991wt
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Name(s) in local language(s):乌拉山金矿, 乌拉山矿区, 滨河新区, 包头市, 内蒙古自治区, 中国

Large-scale potassium metasomatite (Kuranakh type), hosted in Archean and Proterozoic metamorphic rocks and Paleozoic and Mesozoic granite, east of the Dahuabei intrusion. There are three types of veins occurring along the bedding and schistosity of metamorphic rocks: quartz-K feldspar veins, quartz veins and gold-bearing carbonate-chalcedony veins. The main alterations in the vicinity of the veins include K feldspar alteration, silica alteration, pyrite alteration, carbonate alteration, sericite alteration, kaolinite alteration and chlorite alteration. The deposit is interpreted as related to magmatic hydrothermal fluids derived from the Dahuabei intrusion and related dykes. Gold was probably leached out of the Archean metamorphic rock; its deposition time is probably Paleozoic and Mesozoic.

Located 50 km west of Baotou city.

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2500 - 4000 Ma

ID: 3187916
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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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Hart, C.J.R., Goldfarb, R.J., Yumin Qiu, Snee, L., Miller, L.D., and Miller, M.L. (2002): Gold deposits of the northern margin of the North China Craton: multiple late Paleozoic-Mesozoic mineralizing events. Mineralium Deposita 37, 326-351.
Fengjun Nie, Sihong Jiang, Xinxu Su, and Xinliang Wang (2002): Geological features and origin of gold deposits occurring in the Baotou–Bayan Obo district, south-central Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China. Ore Geology Reviews 20, 139-169.
Nie, F.-J., Jiang, S.-H., and Liu Y. (2004): Intrusion-Related Gold Deposits of North China Craton, People's Republic of China. Resource Geology 54(3), 299-324.

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