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Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang, Guangdong, Chinai
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Yangchun Co.County
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Name(s) in local language(s):石菉铜(钼)矿, 阳春市, 阳江市, 广东省, 中国
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 10' 23'' North , 111° 39' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 22.17306,111.65222
GeoHash:G#: w7zqhsqxm
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Yangchun153,547 (2012)13.5km
Tangping81,729 (2012)33.1km
Yangjiang399,735 (2013)47.6km


Skarn-type copper-(molybdenum) deposit, hosted within a karst area in Carboniferous strata contacting a granitoid intrusion. The ore bodies are largely oxidized; malachite is the main ore mineral.

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Yangtze PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
'Apatite'
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61; Ruiwen Shen, Tao Hai, and Changming Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(suppl.), 1249-1255; Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61; Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61; Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
'Labradorite'
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61; Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61; Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Ruiwen Shen, Tao Hai, and Changming Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(suppl.), 1249-1255
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ruiwen Shen, Tao Hai, and Changming Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(suppl.), 1249-1255; Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61; Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Shili Yang (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Ruan Ting (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
Tschermakite
Formula: ☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Andesine9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
'Labradorite'9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Magnesio-hornblende9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tschermakite9.DE.10☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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 with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Andesine
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Labradorite'-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnesio-hornblende-☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Tschermakite-☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O SideriteFeCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
NaSodium
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Mg Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Phanerozoic : 323.2 ± 0.4 Ma to 107 ± 0.72 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Mesozoic
  Cretaceous
   Early Cretaceous
ⓘ Granodiorite107 ± 0.72 Ma
    
  
 Paleozoic
  Carboniferous
   Pennsylvanian
ⓘ DolostonePennsylvanian
(298.9 - 323.2 Ma)
ⓘ Magnesian LimestonePennsylvanian
(298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Yingjiang Liang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(11), 15-21 (in Chinese).
Ruan Ting (1984): Age and origin of the Shilu karst-hosted malachite deposit. Geology and Prospecting 20(8), 18-22, 61.
Ruan Ting (1985): Preliminary study on Shilu late quaternary karst copper ore-deposit in Guangdong Province. Kexue Tongbao, English Edition, 30(6), 852.
Shili Yang (1985): Geological characteristics of the secondary copper deposit in eastern part of the Shilu copper mine in Guangdong Province. Mineral Deposits 4(2), 31-40 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zheng, W., Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H. J., Zhao, C. S., Mao, Z. H., & Wang, Y. J. (2015). Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu–Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 382-398. http://or.nsfc.gov.cn/bitstream/00001903-5/258044/1/1000014589046.pdf


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