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Poshan Mine, Weishancheng ore field, Tongbai Co., Nanyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 32' 30'' North , 113° 27' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.54167,113.45000
Name(s) in local language(s):破山银矿, 围山城金银成矿带, 桐柏县, 南阳市, 河南省, 中国

Stratabound metamorphosed clastic rock type silver-gold deposit.

In Chinese, "Poshan" means "Broken Hill".

Mineral List

48 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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541 - 1000 Ma
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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Diankai Chen and Danshen Zhou (1984): Stratabound features and mineralization process of the Weishancheng gold-silver deposit. Mineral Deposits 3(1), 37-46 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Yuheng Li, Shan Ouyang, and Peixue Tian (1984): Weishanite - a new gold-bearing mineral. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 4(2), 102-105.

Tianwei Guo and Zhongwen Han (1990): Classification of China's major silver deposits. Northeastern Geological Science and Technology Information 11(2), 1-11 (in Chinese).

Chuanting Zhang (1993): Geochemical features and anomaly patterns of the Poshan silver deposit, Tongbai, Henan. Geology and Prospecting 29(6), 43-48.

Lin Ye and Tiegang Liu (2003): Halogen geochemistry of the Poshan independent silver deposit, Henan. Geology and Prospecting 39(4), 41-45.

Baoping Sun, Zongwei Wang, and Yun Wang (2007): Model of primary geochemical anomalies of the Poshan silver deposit in Tongbai County, Henan Province. Northwestern Geology 40(1), 61-71 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Jing Zhang, Yan Yang, Yinghuai Lu, Yanjing Chen, Shouquan Wan, and Hongwei Ma (2008): Geological and geochemical characteristics and genesis of the Poshan silver deposit, Henan Province. Geology in China 35(6), 1220-1229 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Hongmei Li, Junhao Wei, Hongli Wang, Guangling Xiao, Lina Peng, and Fayan Wang (2009): The sources of ore-forming materials in Weishancheng Au-Ag mineralization belt in Tongbai, Henan Province: lead isotope evidences. Geology and Exploration 45(4), 374-384.

Sihong Jiang, Fengjun Nie, Donghui Fang, Yifei Liu, Wanyi Zhang, Dongqing Xu, and Zhijun Zhang (2009): Geochronology of major gold and silver deposits in Weishancheng area, Tongbai County, Henan Province. Mineral Deposits 28(1), 63-72 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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