Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 113–120 | Cite as

Metallogenic geodynamic background of Mesozoic gold deposits in granite-greenstone terrains of North China Craton

  • Yanjing Chen
  • Guangjun Guo
  • Xin Li


The spatial distribution map of 65 mid-large gold-deposits hosted in the granite-greenstone terrains of the North China Craton is first drawn. These gold deposits mainly concentrate in the Mesozoic remobilized Yinshan-Yan-shan-Liaoning-Jilin intracontinental collisional orogenic belt, the northern Qinling and the Jiaodong Mesozoic collisional orogenic belts, and the Mesozoic intracontinental fault-magmatic belts developed along the Taihangshan and the Tan-Lu faults; their mineralizing time is predominantly Jurassic-Cretaceous, i. e. the Yanshanian. The metallogenic geodynamic background is exactly the compression-to-extension transition regime during continental collision.


North China Craton gold deposit granite-greenstone terrain collision orogenesis Mesozoic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanjing Chen
    • 1
  • Guangjun Guo
    • 1
  • Xin Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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