A Late Cretaceous tin metallogenic event in Nanling W-Sn metallogenic province: Constraints from U-Pb, Ar-Ar geochronology at the Jiepailing Sn-Be-F deposit, Hunan, China

Published on Mar 1, 2015in Ore Geology Reviews 3.99
· DOI :10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.10.006
Shunda Yuan3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Jingwen Mao33
Estimated H-index: 33
+ 3 AuthorsYabin Yuan3
Estimated H-index: 3
(China University of Geosciences)
Abstract
Abstract The Jiepailing deposit, located in southern Hunan Province, China, is a giant Sn–Be–F deposit in the Nanling W–Sn province. The Sn–Be–F mineralization is spatially associated with the Jiepailing granite porphyry. LA-MC-ICP-MS zircon U–Pb dating of the Jiepailing granite porphyry yielded a weighted mean 206 Pb/ 238 U age of 90.5 ± 0.9 Ma (MSWD = 0.32), which is interpreted as the emplacement age of the granite porphyry. Hydrothermal muscovite yields a plateau 40 Ar/ 39 Ar age of 92.1 ± 0.7 Ma (MSWD = 0.9), which is well consistent with the zircon U–Pb age of the Jiepailing granite porphyry responsible for the Sn–Be–F mineralization, indicating a temporal link between the emplacement of the Jiepailing granite porphyry and the Sn–Be–F mineralization. Our new high precise geochronological data suggest that the Jiepailing giant Sn–Be–F deposit and related granite formed during the early Late Cretaceous (92–90 Ma), which provided convincing evidence for a previously unrecognized metallogenic event related to Late Cretaceous granitic magmatism in Nanling region. The occurrence of the Late Cretaceous Sn metallogenic event identified in southern Hunan Province further highlights the importance of systematic metallogenic studies of the Nanling W–Sn province. Integrated with high precise geochronological data obtained previously, it is suggested that the Nanling region mainly experienced three tectonomagmatic activities and lithospheric thinning events during Mesozoic, which are responsible for three Sn–W metallogenic events to form the world-class Nanling W–Sn metallogenic province.
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Paul W.O. Hoskin16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Australian National University),
L.P. Black1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Peirong Chen3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Nanjing University),
Renmin Hua5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 2 AuthorsChunfang Fan2
Estimated H-index: 2
Early Yanshanian magmatic suites predominate absolutely in the Nanling granite belt. They consist mainly of monzogranite and K-feldspar granite. There occur associations of early Yanshanian A-type granitoids (176 Ma—178 Ma) and bimodal volcanic rocks (158 Ma—179 Ma) in southern Jiangxi and southwestern Fujian in the eastern sector of the granite belt and early Yanshanian basalts (177 Ma—178 Ma) in southern Hunan in the central sector of the belt. Both the acid end-member rhyolite in the bimodal ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2004in Science China-earth Sciences 2.06
Liangshu Shu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Nanjing University),
Ping Deng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Nanjing University)
+ 3 AuthorsYan Sun2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Nanjing University)
The Nanxiong red-bed basin and its adjacent Zhuguang granite form a distinctive basin-mountain landform in the Nanling region, South China. Research results suggest that the Zhuguang granite is a polyphase composite pluton developed on the metamorphic basement of the paleo-Tethys-paleo-Asian tectonic regime and possesses geometrical and kinematic features of hot-doming extensional tectonics at the middle-upper crustal level, which is considered as a magmatic complex that resulted from the collis...
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Published on Mar 1, 2012in Chinese Science Bulletin
Jing Wu12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Huaying Liang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 6 AuthorsXiuzhang Wang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
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Published on Mar 1, 2013in Mineralium Deposita 3.37
Mao Jingwen15
Estimated H-index: 15
,
Cheng Yanbo3
Estimated H-index: 3
(China University of Geosciences)
+ 1 AuthorsFranco Pirajno46
Estimated H-index: 46
(University of Western Australia)
The ore deposits of the Mesozoic age in South China can be divided into three groups, each with different metal associations and spatial distributions and each related to major magmatic events. The first event occurred in the Late Triassic (230–210 Ma), the second in the Mid–Late Jurassic (170–150 Ma), and the third in the Early–Mid Cretaceous (120–80 Ma). The Late Triassic magmatic event and associated mineralization is characterized by peraluminous granite-related W–Sn–Nb–Ta mineral deposits. ...
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Published on Jul 1, 2012in Gondwana Research 5.66
Kui-Dong Zhao23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Nanjing University),
Shui-Yuan Yang5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Nanjing University)
+ 2 AuthorsJian-Jun Lu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Nanjing University)
Abstract The Shi-Hang zone is an important NE trending Mesozoic magmatic belt composed of granites with relative high e Nd (t) values and young T DM model ages in South China. However, the petrogenesis and the tectonic environment for the Shi-Hang zone magmatic rocks remain controversial. We report here mineral chemistry, geochemical and Sr–Nd–Hf isotopic data for the Cailing and Furong granites and mafic microgranular enclaves (MMEs) from the Qitianling granite batholith in southern Hunan provi...
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Published on Dec 1, 2010in Lithos 3.86
Yuejun Wang48
Estimated H-index: 48
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Aimei Zhang13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 4 AuthorsXiawu Bi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
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Published on Dec 1, 2008in Chinese Journal of Geochemistry
Shunda Yuan3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Ruizhong Hu35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 5 AuthorsYan Shuang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
In this paper the authors present the REE concentrations and Sr and Nd isotopic compositions of fluorites from the Bailashui tin deposit of the Furong ore field, southern Hunan Province. The results showed that the total amount of REE in fluorites is usually low, ranging from 0.705 to 8.785 μg/g with the chondrite-normalized REE distribution patterns similar to those of the Qitianling granites in the study area, characterized by LREE-enrichment patterns with pronounced negative Eu anomalies. The...
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Published on Aug 1, 2012in Mineralium Deposita 3.37
Ruizhong Hu35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Mei-Fu Zhou65
Estimated H-index: 65
(University of Hong Kong)
Mesozoic mineral deposits in South China include world-class deposits of W, Sn and Sb and those that provide the major sources of Ta, Cu, Hg, As, Tl, Pb, Zn, Au and Ag for the entire country. These deposits can be classified into polymetallic hydrothermal systems closely related to felsic intrusive rocks (Sn–W –Mo granites, Cu porphyries, polymetallic and Fe skarns, and polymetallic vein deposits) and low-temperature hydrothermal systems with no direct connection to igneous activities (MVT depos...
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Published on Dec 1, 2011in Ore Geology Reviews 3.99
Shunda Yuan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(China University of Geosciences),
Jiantang Peng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Central South University)
+ 3 AuthorsDongliang Zhang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Central South University)
Abstract The Furong deposit, located in southern Hunan Province, China, is a newly-discovered giant tin deposit spatially associated with the A-type Qitianling granite. The petrogenetic link between the giant Furong tin deposit and the Qitianling granite batholith remains controversial because of the lack of precise dating for the tin–polymetallic mineralization. Here we report for the first time in-situ U–Pb data on cassiterite obtained by LA-MC-ICP-MS and the results are compared to ID-TIMS da...
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in Ore Geology Reviews 3.99
Jin-Chuan Huang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Jie-Hua Yang5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 2 AuthorsChun-Xia Xu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The Shuikoushan ore district, located in southern Hunan Province, South China, contains Pb–Zn–Au mineralization hosted in the Devonian to Triassic strata and Mesozoic granodiorite intrusions. Ore minerals are mainly pyrite, sphalerite, galena and minor molybdenite. Molybdenite, usually intergrown with pyrite, formed during Pb–Zn hydrothermal mineralization. In order to determine the precise age of Pb–Zn mineralization and further understand the relationship between magma emplacement and...
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Published on Jan 1, 2016in Resource Geology 1.26
Wei Zheng3
Estimated H-index: 3
(China University of Geosciences),
Jingwen Mao33
Estimated H-index: 33
+ 2 AuthorsXiao-Yu Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(China University of Geosciences)
The Yinyan Sn deposit, one of the three typical porphyry Sn deposits in China, is located in the western Guangdong province of the Cathaysia Block. Rhenium and osmium isotopes of molybdenites from the Yinyan deposit were first used to constrain the age of mineralization. Rhenium concentrations in molybdenite samples range from 0.13 to 1.3 µg g−1, indicating a crustal source for the ore-forming materials. The Re–Os dating yield model ages ranging from 78.1 to 79.52 Ma, with an average of 78.65 ± ...
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Ore Geology Reviews 3.99
Lei Xie10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Nanjing University),
Wang Rucheng26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Nanjing University)
+ 3 AuthorsWenlan Zhang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Nanjing University)
Abstract The Jiepailing mining district in the Nanling range in South China is well-known for its granite-related Sn–Be–F-mineralization. Recently, drill holes have exposed an Nb–Ta–W–Sn mineralized granitic porphyry and topaz-bearing granite–greisen at depth, which we have studied here, using mineral (columbite, rutile, wolframite, cassiterite, zircon, and mica) major- and trace-element compositional data, mineral textures, and zircon and columbite U–Pb geochronology. Our age data shows that th...
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Published on Jan 25, 2017in International Geology Review 2.88
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Estimated H-index: 8
(China Geological Survey),
Yun-Hui Zhang5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chengdu University of Technology)
+ 4 AuthorsGuojun Cai2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Chengdu University of Technology)
ABSTRACTThe newly discovered Jiaojiguan deposit, a medium-scale skarn iron-tin polymetallic deposit on the Sino-Burma boundary of Yunnan Province (SW China), is spatially associated with the biotite monzonitic granite. Here, we report new in situ zircon LA-MC-ICP-MS U–Pb ages, trace element and Hf isotope data from the granite, and U–Pb dating ages of cassiterite from the ore bodies. In this study, we obtain a weighted mean 206Pb/238U age of 124.1 ± 1.4 Ma for the zircon and a 207Pb/206Pb-238U/2...
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Published on Mar 1, 2017in Ore Geology Reviews 3.99
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Estimated H-index: 3
(China University of Geosciences),
Jingwen Mao33
Estimated H-index: 33
+ 3 AuthorsDi Hao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(China University of Geosciences)
Abstract The Feie'shan W-Sn deposit is in eastern Guangdong Province, which is a newly explored deposit in the southeastern coastal metallogenic belt. In order to constrain the age of mineralization in the Feie'shan W-Sn deposit, we collected molybdenites and hydrothermal biotite of the Feie'shan W-Sn deposit for dating. The tungsten mineralization is spatially associated with the biotite monzonitic granite porphyry. LA-MC-ICP-MS zircon U-Pb dating of the biotite monzonitic granite porphyry yiel...
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Estimated H-index: 3
(Guilin University of Technology),
Zuohai Feng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Guilin University of Technology)
+ 3 AuthorsYun Zhou8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Guilin University of Technology)
Abstract The Shanhu orefield, located in the northeastern Guangxi province, is an important part of W-Sn polymetallic metallogeny in the Nanling region. The Shanhu W-Sn deposit is spatially associated with the Yantianling granite. LA-ICPMS zircon U-Pb dating of the Yantianling granite yields Late Cretaceous ages of 100.9 ± 2.2 Ma and 100.8 ± 2.3 Ma. Hydrothermal muscovite 40 Ar/ 39 Ar dating yields plateau ages of 102.7 ± 1.7 Ma and 100.8 ± 0.7 Ma. This date coincides well with the LA-ICPMS zirc...
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Published on Feb 1, 2017in Ore Geology Reviews 3.99
Xiao-Hua Deng9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Peking University),
Yan-Jing Chen36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 7 AuthorsYu-Rong Cui1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract The Baiganhu W-Sn ore field in the northwestern area of the East Kunlun Orogen, NW China, contains three economically important W-Sn deposits, namely Kekekaerde, Baiganhu and Bashierxi. Timing of the W-Sn mineralization remains under debates due to lack of precise isotope dating directly conducted on ore minerals. We herewith report LA-MC-ICP-MS (laser ablation (multi-collector) inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) and ID-TIMS (isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrome...
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Published on Oct 26, 2018in International Geology Review 2.88
Wei Zheng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China),
Jingwen Mao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China)
+ 4 AuthorsXiao-dong Wu1
Estimated H-index: 1
ABSTRACTThe Tiantang Cu–Pb–Zn polymetallic deposit in western Guangdong, South China, is hosted in the contact zone between the monzogranite porphyry and limestone of the Devonian Tianziling Formation. Orebodies occur in the skarn and skarnized marble as bedded, lenses, and irregular shapes. In this study, we performed LA-ICP-MS zircon U–Pb dating, zircon trace elements, and Hf isotopic analyses on the Tiantang monzogranite porphyry closely related to Cu–Pb–Zn mineralization. Twenty-two zircons ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Ore Geology Reviews 3.99
Xinlu Hu6
Estimated H-index: 6
(China University of Geosciences),
Yongjun Gong2
Estimated H-index: 2
(China University of Geosciences)
+ 4 AuthorsShuzhen Yao3
Estimated H-index: 3
(China University of Geosciences)
Abstract The Nanling Range in South China is characterized by extensive Mesozoic magmatism and coeval nonferrous and rare metal mineralization. Huangshaping is a world-class Pb-Zn-W-Mo polymetallic skarn deposit in the central Nanling Range. Magmatic rocks occurring in this ore district include quartz porphyry, granite porphyry, granophyre, dacite porphyry, and aplite, with only the first three granitoids genetically associated with polymetallic mineralization. Most of the orebodies are constrai...
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Published on Oct 1, 2017in Lithos 3.86
Lipeng Zhang6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Rongqing Zhang11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 6 AuthorsWeidong Sun46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The Xishan Sn–W deposit is spatially related to K-feldspar granites in the Yangchun basin, western Guangdong Province, South China. LA-ICP-MS zircon U–Pb dating for the Xishan pluton defines an emplacement age of ~ 79 Ma (78.1 ± 0.9 Ma; 79.0 ± 1.2 Ma; 79.3 ± 0.8 Ma), consistent with the mineralization age of the Xishan Sn–W deposit constrained by molybdenite Re–Os isochron age (79.4 ± 4.5 Ma) and LA-ICP-MS cassiterite U–Pb ages (78.1 ± 0.9 Ma and 79.0 ± 1.2 Ma) for the cassiterite-quart...
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