Kanggu'er Au deposit (Kanggur Au deposit; Kangur Au deposit; Kanggul Au deposit; Kanggur Tag Au deposit; Kanggu'ertage Au deposit), Kanggur-Xifengshan gold belt, Shanshan Co. (Piqan Co.; Pichan Co.), Tulufan Prefecture (Turfan Prefecture; Turpan Prefecture), Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||42° 1' 59'' North , 90° 13' 59'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||42.03333,90.23333|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||康古尔金矿, 康古尔-西凤山金矿带, 鄯善县 (پىچان ناھىيىسى), 吐鲁番地区 (تۇرپان ۋىلايىتى), 新疆维吾尔自治区, 中国|
Replacement-style epithermal gold deposit, occurring in mafic volcanic rocks of the Yamansu Formation along the Kushui fault. The E-W-trending shear zone is composed of a series of mylonitized rocks. In addition, a set of NE- and NW-trending post-ore conjugate brittle faults is developed in this area. The major ore veins are located in the transition zone between intense and moderate ductile strain. Ore zones include magnetite- and sulphide-rich auriferous quartz veins and massive lenses, as well as barren quartz-carbonate or carbonate veins. The sulphide-rich veins occur either as large vein swarms or as fine stockworks in highly altered volcanic rock. Approximately 100 to 300 m wide hydrothermal alteration zones surround the orebodies, which can be divided into three zones: (1) an inner zone of altered mafic rocks, part of the orebodies themselves, consisting of quartz, chlorite, pyrite, chalcopyrite and magnetite; (2) a middle zone, comprising a pyrite-bearing phyllic and/or a sericitic alteration assemblage; and (3) distal alteration, characterized by a sericite-chlorite assemblage. Vertically, the zoning consists of Au-Ag-As ores in the upper 170–200 m and Cu-Pb-Zn ores below this depth.
51 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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|Permian - Carboniferous|
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
|Carboniferous-Permian mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.