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Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai, Chinai
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French:
préfecture autonome mongole et tibétaine de Haixi, Qinghai, Chine
German:
Haixi, Qinghai, China
Italian:
prefettura autonoma mongola e tibetana di Haixi, Qinghai, Cina
Russian:
Хайси-Монголо-Тибетский автономный округ, Цинхай, Китай
Simplified Chinese:
海西蒙古族藏族自治州, 青海省, 中国
Spanish:
Prefectura autónoma mongol y tibetana de Haixi, Qinghai, China
Arabic:
هايشي المغولية والتبتية, تشينغهاي, الصين
Basque:
Haixi Mongoliar eta Tibetar Prefektura autonomoa, Qinghai, Txina
Bengali:
হাইজি মঙ্গল আন্ড তাইবেতান অটোনুমাস প্রিফেক্সার, ছিংহাই, গণচীন
Cebuano:
Haixi, Qinghai Sheng, Tsina
Danish:
Haixi, Qinghai, Kina
Dutch:
Autonome Mongoolse en Tibetaanse Prefectuur Haixi, Qinghai, China
Estonian:
Haixi Mongoli-Tiibeti autonoomne ringkond, Qinghai, Hiina
Farsi/Persian:
ولایت خودمختار هاایشی مغول و تبتی, چینگهای, جمهوری خلق چین
Finnish:
Haixi, Qinghai, Kiina
Gan:
海西蒙古族藏族自治州, 青海, 中國
Greek:
Αυτόνομη περιοχή Χάιξι Μονγκόλ και Τιμπέταν, Κινγκχάι, Κίνα
Gujarati:
હૈક્સી મોંગલ એન્ડ તિબેટીયન ઔટોનોમસ પ્રીફેકચર, ક્વિઘાઈ, ચીન
Hindi:
हाइज़ी मंगोल एंड तिब्बतन ऑटोनोमस प्रीफेक्चर, चिंगहई, चीन
Indonesian:
Prefektur Otonomi Haixi Mongol dan Tibetan, Qinghai, Cina
Japanese:
海西モンゴル族チベット族自治州, 青海省, 中国
Kannada:
ಹೈಕ್ಸಿ ಮಂಗೋಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಟಿಬೆಟಿಯನ್ ಸ್ವಾಯತ್ತ ಪ್ರಾಂತ್ಯ, ಕ್ವಿಂಗ್ಹೈ, ಚೀನಿ
Korean:
하이시 몽골족 티베트족 자치주, 칭하이성, 중국
Latvian:
Haisi Mongoļu un Tibetas autonomā prefektūra, Cjinhai, Ķīna
Lithuanian:
Haisi Mongolų ir Tibeto Autonominė prefektūra, Činghajus, Kinija
Malay:
Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai, China
Marathi:
हैईक्स मंगोल अँड तिबेटी ऑटोनॉमस प्रीफेक्चर, छिंगहाय, चीन
Min Dong Chinese:
Hāi-să̤, Chĭng-hāi, Dṳ̆ng-huà Ìng-mìng Gê̤ṳng-huò-guók
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Hái-sai Bông-kó͘-cho̍k Chōng-cho̍k Chū-tī-chiu, Chheng-hái-séng, Tiong-hôa
Mongolian:
Хайши тойрог, Хөхнуур, Хятад
Norwegian:
Haixi, Qinghai, Kina
Polish:
Haixi, Qinghai, Chiny
Portuguese:
Haixi, Qinghai, China
Sinhalese:
හයික්සි මොන්ගොල් සහ ඔටෝනොමස් ප්රිෆෙක්චර්, කින්ග්හයි, චීනය
Swedish:
Haixi, Qinghai, Kina
Tamil:
ஹேக்ஸி மொங்கொள் அண்ட் டிபேடன் ஆடோனோமோஸ் ப்ரீபெக்ட்டுறே, கிங்ஹாய் மாகாணம், சீனா
Telugu:
హాయ్క్షి మంగోల్ మరియు టిబెటన్ అటానమస్ ప్రిఫెక్చర్, ఖింగాయ్, చైనా
Thai:
ไฮซี มองโกล แอน มิเบตเทียน ออโตโนมัส พรีเฟคเตอร์, มณฑลชิงไห่, ประเทศจีน
Tibetan (Standard):
མཚོ་ནུབ་སོག་རིགས་དང་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་, མཚོ་སྔོན་ཞིང་ཆེན།, རྒྱ་ནག
Traditional Chinese:
海西, 青海, 中國
Turkish:
Haixi Moğol ve Tibet Özerk İli, Çinghay, Çin
Ukrainian:
Хайсі-Монгольсько-Тибетський автономний округ, Цінхай, Китай
Urdu:
ہائیشی منگول اور تبتی خود مختار پریفیکچر, چنگھائی, چین
Vietnamese:
Hải Tây, Thanh Hải, Trung Quốc
Wu Chinese:
海西蒙古族藏族自治州, 青海省, 中国


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211 valid minerals. 9 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Aleksite
Formula: PbBi2Te2S2
Reference: Wang, L., Zhu, X., Wang, J., Deng, J., Wang, Y., and Zhu, H. (2006): Proceedings of the XIIIth International conference on thermobarogeochemistry and IVth APIFIS symposium, Vol. 2, 173-175
'Alkali Feldspar'
Reference: Zuo, P., Liu, X., Hao, J., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., & Ge, S. (2015). Chemical compositions of garnet and clinopyroxene and their genetic significances in Yemaquan skarn iron–copper–zinc deposit, Qimantagh, eastern Kunlun. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 158, 143-154.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'
Amarillite
Formula: NaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Guangzhi Tu, Xilin Li, Xande Xie, and Shusen Yin (1964): Acta Geologica Sinica 44(1), 99-101; American Mineralogist 90, 1518-1521; Yang, Z. & Giester, G. (2016): Hydrogen-bonding system in amarillite, NaFe(SO4)2(H2O)6: the structure refinement. European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, 953-958
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: He Jurui, Rui Xinjian, Guo Kunyi, Wu Quanhuai, Liu Hongying, Wang Futong, and Sun Chuanmin (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 473-477.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Uralite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Andalusite var: Chiastolite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: http://www.eldoradogold.com/s/tanjianshan.asp
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Dianwu Jia, Zengyou Fu, Huiwen Zhang, and Chunpei Zhao (1988): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 8(2), 136-137
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Huiwen Liu, Xueping Wang, Ji Shao, Kesi Lu, Fanglian Tian, and Shuya Xiong (2014): Mineral Deposits 33(1), 87-103
Antarcticite
Formula: CaCl2 · 6H2O
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Yiming Zhao, Chengyou Feng, Daxin Li, Jiannan Liu, Ye Xiao, Miao Yu, and Shengchao Ma (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 1-19
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Reference: Youchang Yi, Gejun Jiao, and Fenying Zhang (2006): Geology and Prospecting 42(3), 30-35
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Arsenopyrite var: Danaite
Formula: (Fe0.90Co0.10)AsS - (Fe0.65Co0.35)AsS
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Yi, L., Gu, X., Lu, A., Li, X., Zhang, D., Wang, Z., ... & Zuo, H. (2017). Atacamite and nantokite in Kaerqueka copper deposit of Qimantag area: Evidence for Cenozoic climate evolution of the Qaidam Basin. Journal of Earth Science, 28(3), 492-499.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Huiwen Liu, Xueping Wang, Ji Shao, Kesi Lu, Fanglian Tian, and Shuya Xiong (2014): Mineral Deposits 33(1), 87-103
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Bassanite
Formula: Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Reference: Botao Li, Yuanyi Zhao, Zuohua Qian, Pengcheng Jiao, Chenglin Liu, and Shijun Wang (2010): Mineral Deposits 29(4), 669-683
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Reference: Houmin Li, Yuanchao Shen, Zhengguo Hu, and Zhuangzhi Qian (2001): Geology and Prospecting 37(1), 65-69; Changyi Zou and Changyi Shi (2004): Geology in China 31(4), 420-423; Wenkai Ren, Shaofeng Wu, Qiang Ma, Haiqing Zhang, and Hongmei Wu (2012): Gansu Science and Technology 28(16), 28-30, 55
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
Bischofite
Formula: MgCl2 · 6H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Reference: Xu Yong, and Zhu Xinyou (2000): Cobalt Deposits in the Central China Orogenic Belt. Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 540-543; Youchang Yi, Gejun Jiao, and Fenying Zhang (2006): Geology and Prospecting 42(3), 30-35
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Yanping Cai, Jiong Li, Haichuan Liang, and Lei Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(2), 41-46
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Botryogen
Formula: MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Reference: Qingtong Ye (1983): Acta Geologica Sinica 57(4)
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Xinyou Zhu, Jiniu Deng, Jingbin Wang, Longjun Lin, and Junchang Fan (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(3), 252-262
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Shuangxi Zhao, Yonggang Wang, Cunling Li, Yong Zhuang, Aqiao Geng, and Xueping Wang (2012): Northwestern Geology 45(1), 202-210
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Butlerite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Reference: Wanmao Li, Guoying Chen, and Zhizhong Peng (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(2), 109-114
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 45 localities in this region.
Carboborite (TL)
Formula: Ca2Mg[B(OH)4]2(CO3)2 · 4H2O
Type Locality:
Description: Reported by Xie et al. (1964) from an undisclosed salt lake on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. According to Yang (1991), Da Qaidam salt lake is the only occurrence of this mineral in that area.
Reference: Xiande Xie, Laibao Liu, and Ziqiang Qian (1964): Scientia Sinica 13(5), 813-821 (in Russian); Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Garrett, D.E. (1998): Borates: Handbook of deposits, processing, properties, and use. Academic Press (San Diego, London), 491 pp.; Zheng, M. P., Qi, W., & Yuan, H. R. (2005). Characteristics of salt lake boron deposits and magnesium borate deposits of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1123-1125). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Cattierite
Formula: CoS2
Reference: Houmin Li, Yuanchao Shen, and Zhengguo Hu (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 321-322; Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Cervelleite
Formula: Ag4TeS
Reference: Weining Zhou (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(4), 233-244
Chaidamuite (TL)
Formula: ZnFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Wanmao Li, Guoying Chen, and Zhizhong Peng (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(2), 109-114
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 50 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 54 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group var: Brunsvigite'
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Reference: Miao Yu, Chengyou Feng, Guangying Bao, Hongchuan Liu, Yiming Zhao, Daxin Li, Ye Xiao, and Jiannan Liu (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 55-76
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Reference: Miao Yu, Chengyou Feng, Guangying Bao, Hongchuan Liu, Yiming Zhao, Daxin Li, Ye Xiao, and Jiannan Liu (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 55-76
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Reference: Shuguang Song, Lifei Zhang, Yaoling Niu, Li Su, Ping Jian, Dunyi Liu (2005): Earth and Planetary Science Letters 234, 99-118.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Shuguang Song, Lifei Zhang, Yaoling Niu, Li Su, Ping Jian, Dunyi Liu (2005): Earth and Planetary Science Letters 234, 99-118.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: http://www.chinamining.org/Facts/2006-10-17/1161064020d1618.html
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Shuangxi Zhao, Yonggang Wang, Cunling Li, Yong Zhuang, Aqiao Geng, and Xueping Wang (2012): Northwestern Geology 45(1), 202-210
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Miao Yu, Chengyou Feng, Guangying Bao, Hongchuan Liu, Yiming Zhao, Daxin Li, Ye Xiao, and Jiannan Liu (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 55-76
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Chunyan Dong, Xiaoguo Chi, Fengyue Sun, and Yuan Zhang (2005): Multipurpose Utilization of Mineral Resources 1(1), 29-33; Youchang Yi, Gejun Jiao, and Fenying Zhang (2006): Geology and Prospecting 42(3), 30-35; Yanping Cai, Jiong Li, Haichuan Liang, and Lei Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(2), 41-46
Cobaltpentlandite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Reference: Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222; Chengyou Feng, Dequan Zhang, Hongquan She, Xingyan Dang, Daxin Li, Jinwen Li, and Yanhe Cui (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(5), 544-56
Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mattinson, C.G., Wooden, J.L., Liou, J.G., Bird, D.K., and Wu, C.L. (2006): American Journal of Science 306, 683-711.
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Guangzhi Tu, Xilin Li, Xande Xie, and Shusen Yin (1964): Acta Geologica Sinica 44(1), 99-101; Qingtong Ye (1983): Acta Geologica Sinica 57(4); Wanmao Li, Guoying Chen, and Zhizhong Peng (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(2), 109-114
Copper
Formula: Cu
Copper var: Stanniferous Copper
Formula: (Cu,Sn)
Reference: Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Reference: Wanmao Li, Guoying Chen, and Zhizhong Peng (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(2), 109-114
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Zhang Dequan, She Hongquan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, and Li Jinwen (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 36(1-3), 250-263
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Shuyue He, Lanying Qi, Shulan Shu, Hezhen Yin, Shoufu He, and Xianyang Jing (2008): Geology and Prospecting 44(2), 14-22
'Delessite'
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Reference: Miao Yu, Chengyou Feng, Guangying Bao, Hongchuan Liu, Yiming Zhao, Daxin Li, Ye Xiao, and Jiannan Liu (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 55-76
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Shuguang Song, Lifei Zhang, Yaoling Niu, Li Su, Ping Jian, Dunyi Liu (2005): Earth and Planetary Science Letters 234, 99-118.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: Huiwen Liu, Xueping Wang, Ji Shao, Kesi Lu, Fanglian Tian, and Shuya Xiong (2014): Mineral Deposits 33(1), 87-103
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Chunyan Dong, Xiaoguo Chi, Fengyue Sun, and Yuan Zhang (2005): Multipurpose Utilization of Mineral Resources 1(1), 29-33; Youchang Yi, Gejun Jiao, and Fenying Zhang (2006): Geology and Prospecting 42(3), 30-35; Xu Yong, and Zhu Xinyou (2000): Cobalt Deposits in the Central China Orogenic Belt. Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 540-543; Yanping Cai, Jiong Li, Haichuan Liang, and Lei Zhang (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(2), 41-46; Ye Xiao, Chengyou Feng, Jiannan Liu, Miao Yu, Jianhou Zhou, Daxin Li, and Yiming Zhao (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 177-186
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Ferro-actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Miao Yu, Chengyou Feng, Guangying Bao, Hongchuan Liu, Yiming Zhao, Daxin Li, Ye Xiao, and Jiannan Liu (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 55-76; Yu, M., Feng, C. Y., Zhu, Y. F., Mao, J. W., Zhao, Y. M., & Li, D. X. (2016). Multistage amphiboles from the Galinge iron skarn deposit in Qiman Tagh, western China: evidence of igneous rocks replacement. Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-17.
'Ferro-actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Reference: http://news.at0086.com/China-Mountain-River-Tours/Shopping-in-Qinghai.html
Ferro-edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Yu, M., Feng, C. Y., Zhu, Y. F., Mao, J. W., Zhao, Y. M., & Li, D. X. (2016). Multistage amphiboles from the Galinge iron skarn deposit in Qiman Tagh, western China: evidence of igneous rocks replacement. Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-17.
Fibroferrite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: Qingtong Ye (1983): Acta Geologica Sinica 57(4)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 36 localities in this region.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Reference: Aikui Zhang, Guanglian Liu, Chengyou Feng, Xuanxue Mo, Liucheng Yang, Yongle Liu, Shuyue He, and Yongshou Ma (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 94-108
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Graphite
Formula: C
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Jieren Wu (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 1-12
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Grossular var: Hessonite
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Li, D. X., Feng, C. Y., Zhao, Y. M., Li, Z. F., Liu, J. N., & Xiao, Y. (2011). Mineralization and alteration types and skarn mineralogy of Kaerqueka copper polymetallic deposit in Qinghai Province. Journal of Jilin University(Earth Science Edition), 41(6), 1818-1830.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Guangzhi Tu, Xilin Li, Xande Xie, and Shusen Yin (1964): Acta Geologica Sinica 44(1), 99-101
Hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Hedenbergite var: Manganoan Hedenbergite
Formula: Ca(Fe,Mn)2+Si2O6
Heliophyllite
Formula: Pb6Cl4(As2O7)
Reference: Li, W., and Chen, G. (1985): The discovery of heliophyllite in China. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 5(3), 216–220
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: Chunyan Dong, Xiaoguo Chi, Fengyue Sun, and Yuan Zhang (2005): Multipurpose Utilization of Mineral Resources 1(1), 29-33
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
'Hornblende'
Hungchaoite (TL)
Formula: Mg(B4O7) · 9H2O
Type Locality:
Description: Reported by Zhu et al. (1964) from an undisclosed salt lake on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. According to Yang (1991), Da Qaidam salt lake is the only occurrence of this mineral in that area.
Reference: Yihua Zhu, Xiande Xie, Laibao Liu, and Ziqiang Qian (1964): Scientia Sinica 13(3), 525-557 (in Russian); Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Garrett, D.E. (1998): Borates: Handbook of deposits, processing, properties, and use. Academic Press (San Diego, London), 491 pp.; Zheng, M. P., Qi, W., & Yuan, H. R. (2005). Characteristics of salt lake boron deposits and magnesium borate deposits of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1123-1125). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Hydroboracite
Formula: CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Reference: Keqin Cai and Ziqiang Qian (1982): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 2(4), 290-295; Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Garrett, D.E. (1998): Borates: Handbook of deposits, processing, properties, and use. Academic Press (San Diego, London), 491 pp.; Qingzhong Wang, Yingkai Xiao, Chonggeng Zhang, Haizhen Wei, and Zhiqi Zhao (2001): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 20(4), 344-366; Zheng, M. P., Qi, W., & Yuan, H. R. (2005). Characteristics of salt lake boron deposits and magnesium borate deposits of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1123-1125). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Hydrochlorborite
Formula: Ca4B8O15Cl2 · 21H2O
Description: Reported from Tertiary (Pliocenic) salt deposits in the Qaidam basin (Yang, 1991). Those deposits are concentrated in the northwestern part of the basin, i.e. in Mangnai County (Fan et al., 2007).
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10; Qishun Fan, Haizhou Ma, Hongbing Tan, Tingwei Li, and Jianxin Xu (2007): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 28(5), 446-455
Hydroglauberite
Formula: Na10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
Hydrohalite
Formula: NaCl · 2H2O
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Dapeng Sun, Zhanghong Gao, and Kejun Wang (1984): Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 2(4)
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Reference: Fenying Zhang, Yanping Cai, Jianhua Liu, Zhaoyu Cui, Yongna Li, Yujuan Ye, Yan Wang, and Shengqin Jia (2011): Gold Science and Technology 19(6), 49-54
Inderite
Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Inyoite
Formula: Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Johannsenite
Formula: CaMn2+Si2O6
Reference: Jiannan Liu, Chengyou Feng, Yiming Zhao, Daxin Li, Ye Xiao, Jianhou Zhou, and Yongshou Ma (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 77-93
'Joséite'
Formula: Bi4TeS2
Reference: Tong Pan and Fengyue Sun (2003): Geology and Prospecting 39(1), 18-22; Chunyan Dong, Xiaoguo Chi, Fengyue Sun, and Yuan Zhang (2005): Multipurpose Utilization of Mineral Resources 1(1), 29-33
Kainite
Formula: KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Reference: Shaoxiu Yang (1991): Journal of Lake Sciences 3(1), 1-10
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Katophorite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Mg4Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
Reference: Chen Danling, Sun Yong, Liu Liang, Zhang Anda, and Lin Ciluan (2007): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 50(suppl. 2), 322-330.
'K-cymrite'
Formula: KAlSi3O8 · H2O
Description: Raman spectra analysis showed this to be Kokchetavite
Reference: Zhang, R.Y., Liou, Y.G., Iizuka, Y., Yang, J.S. (2009): First record of K-cymrite in North Qaidam UHP eclogite, Western China. American Mineralogist: 94 (2-3): 222-228; DOI: 10.2138/am.2009.2983; Masami Kanzaki, Xianyu Xue, Julien Amalberti, Qian Zhang (2011) Raman spectroscopic characterization of K-cymrite (KAlSi3O8*H2O) and its anhydrous phase (kokchetavite). Abstracts for Annual Meeting of Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences 2011 Session ID: T5-04
'Kelyphite'
Loca