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Application of exploration geochemistry data to identify anomalies in the plateau region; a case study from the Xiongcun District in the Gangdese metallogenic belt, Tibet, China

Lou Yuming, Lang Xinghai, Wang Xuhui, Deng Yulin, He Qing, Huang Chao, Liang Haihui, Lv Na, Dong Mi, Jiang Kai and Zhang Zhong
Application of exploration geochemistry data to identify anomalies in the plateau region; a case study from the Xiongcun District in the Gangdese metallogenic belt, Tibet, China
Geochemistry - Exploration, Environment, Analysis (May 2021) 21 (2)

Abstract

This paper describes the discovery of porphyry Cu-Au ore bodies (No. 2 and No. 3) in Xiongcun, Tibet, China, through the investigation of stream sediments, soils and rocks. The study area (Xiongcun), located in the city of Xigaze, has a complex topography due to its complicated geological background. The Xiongcun No. 1 ore body will soon be mined, 15 years after its discovery. However, recent research on stream sediments, soils and rocks around the No. 1 ore body has revealed notable Cu anomalies on the periphery. With the successful application of exploratory geochemistry data in the anomaly locations, the No. 2 and No. 3 ore bodies have been revealed. The ore reserves of the No. 2 and No. 3 ore bodies are estimated to reach 1.64 million tons of Cu, more than 80 tons of Au and 200 tons of Ag. We expect that our findings will not only enhance the understanding of the reanalysis of anomalies surrounding the discovered deposits but also contribute to the evaluation of the ore-prospecting potential of this plateau region.


ISSN: 1467-7873
EISSN: 2041-4943
Serial Title: Geochemistry - Exploration, Environment, Analysis
Serial Volume: 21
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Application of exploration geochemistry data to identify anomalies in the plateau region; a case study from the Xiongcun District in the Gangdese metallogenic belt, Tibet, China
Affiliation: Chengdu University of Technology, College of Earth Science, Chengdu, China
Published: 202105
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House, London, United Kingdom
References: 50
Accession Number: 2021-067124
Categories: General geochemistryEconomic geology, geology of ore deposits
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables, geol. sketch map
N28°40'00" - N30°00'00", E85°00'00" - E90°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Tibet Tianyuan Mineral Exploration Company, Shigatse, CHN, China
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 2021
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