Preliminary observations on regularity of regional distribution and principal characteristics of mercury mineralization in China

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Authors:Zen Ruolan
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Chin. Acad. Geol. Sci., Chengdu Inst. Geol. Miner. Resour., China
Volume Title:Mineral Deposits Kuangchuang Dizhi
Source:Mineral Deposits = Kuangchuang Dizhi, 2(1), p.30-37. Publisher: Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Institute of Mineral Deposits, Beijing, China. ISSN: 0258-7106
Publication Date:1983
Note:In Chinese with English summary. 5 refs.; illus. incl. sketch map, geol. sketch map
Summary:The main types of Hg deposits in China are concentrated in the Wuling district in the S part of the Yangzi paraplatform. These mineralizations are confined chiefly to areas near the axis of the anticlinorium of the mantle fold system or to the major fracture zones parallel to the axis, forming a Hg zone composed of NNE-trending parallel banded systems. In most cases, the mineralizations are stratabound, primarily in Cambrian carbonate rocks. Hg mineralizations are also localized in the complex geosynclinal fold systems of Sanjiang and Qinling. The mineralizations are restricted to the regional fracture zones, and are commonly associated with polymetallic ore zones. Fracture structure is regarded as the chief ore-controlling factor. The ore-bearing country rocks belong to different geological ages and possess varied lithological characters. [P.Br.]
Subjects:Economic geology; Mercury ores; Metal ores; Mineral deposits, genesis; Spatial distribution; Structural controls; Temporal distribution; Asia; China; Far East; Sedimentary processes
Abstract Numbers:84M/1426
Record ID:1985061528
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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