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China / Tibet (Xizang AR) / Qamdo, Präfektur / Jomdo, Kreis / Yulong


Eine der weltweit größten Kupfer-Minen mit gesicherten Reserven von 6.5 Mio. t Kupfer (700 Mio. t Erz mit einem Durchschnitts Kupfergehalt von 0.94% Cu).

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WGS 84: 
Lat.: 31.6041901° N, 
Long: 97.2652858° E
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 31° 36' 15.084" N,
   Long: 97° 15' 55.029" E
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Yulong, Jomdo, Qamdo, Präfektur, Tibet, CN
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Minerals (Count: 57)

Rocks (Count: 2)

Reference- and Source indication, Literature

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  • Wang, Z. (1996): Source of the Yulong porphyry copper ore zone and its formation mechanism, China (abstract), 30th Intern. Geol. Congr., Abstr., Vol.2, Beijing, S.632.
  • Rui, Z., Wang, L., and Wang, Y. (2002): Porphyry copper deposit models in China: Workshop on Assessing Undiscovered Mineral Resources, June 24-28, Beijing, China, China Geol. Survey and U.S. Geol. Survey, S.42-52.
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  • Zengqian Hou, Pusheng Zeng, Yongfeng Gao, Andao Du, and Deming Fu (2006): Himalayan Cu-Mo-Au mineralization in the eastern Indo-Asian collision zone: constraints from Re-Os dating of molybdenite. Mineralium Deposita 41, 33-45.
  • Zengqian Hou, Yuling Xie, Wenyi Xu, Yinqing Li, Xlangkun Zhu, Zaw Khin, Beaudoin, G., Zongyao Rui, Wei Huang, and Ciren Luobu (2007): Yulong Deposit, Eastern Tibet: A High-Sulfidation Cu-Au Porphyry Copper Deposit in the Eastern Indo-Asian Collision Zone. Intern. Geol. Review 49(3), 235-258.
  • Zengqian Hou, Khin Zaw, Guitang Pan, Xuanxue Mo, Qiang Xu, Yunzhong Hu, and Xingzhen Li (2007): Sanjiang tethyan metallogenesis in SW China: tectonic setting, metallogenic epochs and deposit types. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 48-87.
  • Yanjing Chen, Huayong Chen, Khin Zaw, Pirajno, F., and Zengjie Zhang (2007): Geodynamic settings and tectonic model of skarn gold deposits in China: An overview. Ore Geology Reviews 31, 139-169.
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GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) nHOqFa---USg84gCgS7CfA
GUID (Global unique identifier) 15AA739C-BEAF-44F9-A0F3-8802812EC27C
Database ID 14723