Mineralium Deposita

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 171–185 | Cite as

Re–Os and 40Ar/39Ar ages of the Jiguanshan porphyry Mo deposit, Xilamulun metallogenic belt, NE China, and constraints on mineralization events

  • Huaying Wu
  • Lianchang Zhang
  • Bo Wan
  • Zhiguang Chen
  • Peng Xiang
  • Franco Pirajno
  • Andao Du
  • Wenjun Qu
Article

Abstract

The large Jiguanshan porphyry Mo deposit, with more than 100 Mt of ore and grades ranging from 0.08% to 0.11%, is located in the newly identified Xilamulun metallogenic belt along the northern margin of the North China Craton. The Mo mineralization is predominantly disseminated in the host granite porphyry, but locally occurs as stockworks in lithic tuff and rhyolitic rocks. 40Ar/39Ar dates of samples from groundmass material in the host granite porphyry, post-ore diabase, and quartz porphyry dikes show plateau ages of 155.1 ± 1.9, 149.4 ± 0.9, and 147.6 ± 0.9 Ma, with inverse isochron ages of 156.0 ± 1.8, 149.3 ± 1.3, and 148.3 ± 1.2 Ma, respectively. Seven samples of disseminated molybdenite yielded a weighted average 187Re-187Os age of 155.3 ± 0.9 Ma, whereas six veinlet-type molybdenite samples yielded a weighted average 187Re-187Os age of 153.0 ± 0.9 Ma, providing direct timing constraints for the Mo mineralization at 153–155 Ma. The regional geological setting together with the emplacement of post-ore diabase and quartz porphyry dikes in the Jiguanshan deposit, are indicative of an extensional regime in Late Jurassic, which was probably linked to lithospheric extension in northeast China.

Keywords

Re–Os Molybdenite 40Ar/39Ar dates Jiguanshan porphyry Mo deposit Xilamulun metallogenic belt Northeast China 

References

  1. Barra F, Ruiz J, Valencia VA, Ochoa-Landin L, Chesley JT, Zurcher L (2005) Laramide porphyry Cu–Mo mineralization in Northern Mexico: age constraints from Re–Os geochronology in molybdenite. Econ Geol 100:1605–1616CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. BGMRIM (Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources of Inner Mongolia) (1991) Regional Geology of Nei Mongol (Inner Mongolia) Autonomous Region. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, pp 1–775, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  3. Chen YJ, Guo GJ, Li X (1998) Geodynamical setting of mineralization for the Cenozoic gold mines in the greenstone terrain of North China Craton. Sci China Ser D 28:35–40Google Scholar
  4. Chen ZG, Zhang LC, Wu HY, Wan B, Zeng QD (2008) Geochemistry study and tectonic background of A style host granite in Nianzigou Mo deposit in Xilamulun Mo metallogenic belt, Inner Mongolia (In Chinese with English abstract). Acta Petrologica Sin 24:879–889Google Scholar
  5. Coleman RG (1994) Reconstruction of the Paleo-Asian Ocean. VSP International Science Publishers, Utrecht, pp 5–177Google Scholar
  6. Davis GA, Zheng YD, Wang C, Darby BJ, Zhang CH, Gehrels G (2001) Mesozoic tectonic evolution of the Yanshan fold and thrust belt, with emphasis on Hebei and Liaoning Provinces, Northern China. In: Hendrix MS, Davis GA (eds) Paleozoic and Mesozoic Tectonic Evolution of Central and Eastern Asia. Geol Soc Amer Memoir Colorado 194:171–197Google Scholar
  7. Davis GA, Xu B, Zheng YD, Zhang WJ (2004) Indosinian extension in the Solonker suture zone: the Sonid Zuoqi metamorphic core complex, Inner Mongolia, China (In Chinese with English abstract). Earth Sci Frontiers 11:135–144Google Scholar
  8. Du AD, He HL, Yin WN, Zhou XQ, Sun YL, Sun DZ, Chen SZ, Qu WJ (1994) The study on the analytical methods of Re–Os age for molybdenites (In Chinese with English abstract). Acta Geol Sin 68:339–347Google Scholar
  9. Du AD, Wang SX, Sun DZ, Zhao DM, Liu DY (2001) Precise Re–Os dating of molybdenite using Carius tube, NTIMS and ICPMS. In: Piestrzynski A, Speczik A, Pasava J et al (eds) Mineral deposits at the beginning of the 21st century. Balkema, Lisse, pp 405–407Google Scholar
  10. Du AD, Wu SQ, Sun DZ, Wang SX, Qu WQ, Markey R, Stain H, Morgan J, Malinovskiy D (2004) Preparation and certification of Re–Os dating reference materials: molybdenites HLP and JDC. Geostand Geoanalyt Res 28:41–52CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Fan WM, Guo F, Wang YJ, Lin G (2003) Late Mesozoic calc-alkaline volcanism of post-orogenic extension in the northern Da Hinggan Mountains, Northeastern China. J Volcanol Geotherm Res 121:115–135CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. GEILP (Geological Exploration Institute of Liaoning Province) (2005) Report of the Jiguanshan Mo deposit in Chifeng, Inner Mogonia (in Chinese), pp 1–35Google Scholar
  13. Guo F, Fan WM, Wang YJ, Lin G (2001) Petrogenesis of the late Mesozoic bimodal volcanic rocks in the southern Da Hinggan Mts, China. Acta Petrologica Sin 17:161–168, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  14. Hu SX, Sun JG, Ling HF, Ye Y, Zhai JP, Fang CQ (2001) Genetic relationship between eclogite, lamprophyre, gold deposit and enriched mantle of Su-Lu active continental margin in the Mesozoic, China. Acta Petrologica Sin 17:425–435, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  15. Huang DH, Du AD, Wu CY (1996) Re–Os ages and their geological significance of the Mo (Cu) deposits in the North China platform (in Chinese). Miner Depos 15:289–297Google Scholar
  16. Jian P, Liu DY, Kröner A, Windley BF, Shi YR, Zhang W, Zhang FQ, Miao LC, Zhang LQ, Tomurhuu D (2010) Evolution of a Permian intraoceanic arc-trench system in the Solonker suture zone, Central Asian Orogenic Belt. China and Mongolia. Lithos. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2010.04.014 Google Scholar
  17. Kusky TM, Windley BF, Zhai MG (2007) Tectonic evolution of the North China Block: from orogen to craton to orogen. In: Zhai MG, Windley BF, Kusky TM, Meng QR (eds) Mesozoic subcontinental lithospheric thining under Eastern Asia. Geol Soc, London, pp 1–34Google Scholar
  18. Kuzmin ML, Abramovich GYA, Dril SL, Kravchinsky VYA (1996) The Mongolian-Okhotsk suture as the evidence of late Paleozoic-Mesozoic collisional processes in Central Asia. Abstract of 30th IGC, Beijing, p 261Google Scholar
  19. Li JH, Kusky TM, Niu XL, Jun F, Polat A (2004a) Neoarchean massive sulfide of Wutai mountain, North China: a black smoker chimney and mound complex within 2.50 Ga old oceanic crust. In: Kusky TM (ed) Precambrian ophiolites and related rocks, volume 13: developments in Precambrian geology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 339–362CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Li JY, Mo SG, He ZJ, Sun GH, Chen W (2004b) The timing of crustal sinistral strike-slip movement in the northern Great Khing’an ranges and its constraint on reconstruction of the crustal tectonic evolution of NE China and adjacent areas since the Mesozoic. Earth Sci Frontiers 11:157–168, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  21. Li JY (2006) Permian geodynamic setting of Northeast China and adjacent regions: closure of the Paleo-Asian Ocean and subduction of the Paleo-Pacific Plate. J Asian Earth Sci 26:207–224CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Ludwig KR (2001) Users manual for isoplot/ex (rev. 2.49): a geochronological toolkit for Microsoft Excel. Berkeley Geochronology Center Spec Publ 1:1–55Google Scholar
  23. Luo MJ, Zhang FM, Dong QY, Xu YR, Li SM, Li HH (1991) Mo deposits in China. Henan Press of Science and Technology, Zhengzhou, pp 1–408, in ChineseGoogle Scholar
  24. Mao JW, Xie GQ, Zhang ZH, Li XF, Wang YT, Zhang CQ, Li YF (2005) Mesozoic large-scale metallogenic pulses in North China and corresponding geodynamic settings. Acta Petrologica Sin 21:169–188, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  25. Mao JW, Xie GQ, Pirajno F, Ye HS, Wang YB, Li YF, Xiang JF, Zhao HJ (2010) Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous granitoid magmatism in Eastern Qinling, central-eastern China: SHRIMP zircon U-Pb ages and tectonic implications. Aust J Earth Sci 57:51–78CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. McCandless TE, Ruiz J, Campbell AR (1993) Rhenium behavior in molybdenite in hypogene and near-surface environments: implications for Re–Os geochronology. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 57:889–905CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Nie FJ, Zhang WY, Du AD, Jiang SH, Liu Y (2007) Re–Os isotopic dating on molybdenite separates from the Xiaodonggou porphyry Mo deposit, Hexigten Qi, Inner Mongolia. Acta Geol Sin 81:898–905, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  28. Pei RF, Lv FX, Fan JZ (1998) Metallogenetic series and exploration of the metal deposits in north margin of the north China massif and its north side. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, pp 5–22, in ChineseGoogle Scholar
  29. Pei RF, Mei YX (2003) The evolution of the metallogenic provinces and ore-forming chronology: a case study of the metallogenic province in the northern margin of the north platform and its north side. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, pp 147–158, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  30. Peng RM, Zhai YS (2004) The characteristics of hydrothermal exhalative mineralization of the Langshan Zhaertai belt, Inner Mongolia, China. Earth Sci Frontiers 11:257–267, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  31. Pirajno F, Ernst RE, Borisenko AS, Fedoseev G, Naumov EA (2009) Intraplate magmatism in Central Asia and China and associated metallogeny. Ore Geol Rev 35:114–136CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Qin F, Liu JM, Zeng QD, Zhang RB (2008) The metallogenic epoch and source of ore-forming materials of the Xiaodonggou porphyry molybdenum deposit, Inner Mongolia. Geoscience 22:173–180, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  33. Ren JY, Tamaki K, Li ST, Zhang JX (2002) Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic rifting and its dynamic setting in eastern China and adjacent areas. Tectonophysics 344:175–205CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Selby D, Creaser RA (2001) Re–Os geochronology and systematics in molybdenite from the Endako porphyry molybdenum deposit. British Columbia, Canada: Econ Geol 96:197–204Google Scholar
  35. Selby D, Creaser RA, Hart CJR, Rombach CS, Thompson JFH, Smith MT, Bakke AA, Goldfarb RJ (2002) Absolute timing of sulfide and gold mineralization: a comparison of Re–Os molybdenite and Ar–Ar mica methods from the Tintina Gold Belt, Alaska. Geology 30:791–794CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Selby D, Creaser RA, Heaman LM, Hart CJR (2003) Re–Os and U–Pb geochronology of the Clear Creek, Dublin Gulch, and Mactung deposits, Tombstone Gold Belt, Yukon, Canada: absolute timing relationships between plutonism and mineralization. Can J Earth Sci 40:1839–1852CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. Selby D, Creaser RA (2004) Macroscale NTIMS and microscale LA-MC-ICP-MS Re-Os analysis of molybdenite: Testing spatial restrictions for reliable Re–Os age determinations, and implications for the decoupling of Re and Os within molybdenite. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 68:3897–3908CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. Sengör AMC, Natal’in BA (1996) Paleotectonics of Asia: fragments of a synthesis. The tectonic evolution of Asia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 486–640Google Scholar
  39. Shao JA, Liu FT, Chen H, Han QJ (2001) Relationship between Mesozoic magmatism and subduction in the Da Hinggan–Yanshan area. Acta Geol Sin 75:56–63, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  40. Smoliar MI, Walker RJ, Morgan JW (1996) Re–Os ages of group IIA, IIIA, IVA, and IVB iron meteorites. Science 271:1099CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. Steiger RH, Jäger E (1977) Subcommission on geochronology: convention on the use of decay constants in geo- and cosmochronology. Earth Planet Sci Lett 36:359–362CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. Stein HJ, Markey RJ, Morgan JW, Du AD, Sun Y (1997) High precise and accurate Re–Os ages for molybdenite from the east Oinling molybdenum belt, Shanxi province, China. Econ Geol 92:827–835CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. Stein HJ, Markey RJ, Morgan JW, Hannah JL, Schersten A (2001) The remarkable Re–Os chronometer in molybdenite: how and why it works. Terra Nova 13:479–486CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. Wan B, Hegner E, Zhang LC, Rocholl A, Chen ZG, Wu HY, Chen FK (2009) Rb–Sr geochronology of chalcopyrite from the Chehugou porphyry Mo–Cu deposit (NE China) and geochemical constraints on the origin of hosting granites. Econ Geol 104:351–363CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Wang F, Zhou XH, Zhang LC, Ying JF, Zhang YT, Wu FY, Zhu RX (2006) Late Mesozoic volcanism in the Great Xing’an Range (NE China): timing and implications for the dynamic setting of NE Asia. Earth Planet Sci Lett 251:179–198CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. Wu FY, Sun DY, Li HM, Jahn B, Wilde S (2002) A-type granites in northeastern China: age and geochemical constraints on their petrogenesis. Chem Geol 187:143–173CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. Wu FY, Zhao GC, Wilde SA, Sun DY (2005) Nd isotopic constraints on crustal formation in the North China Craton. J Asian Earth Sci 24:523–545CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  48. Wu HY, Zhang LC, Chen ZG, Wan B, Chen WS, Yang XS (2007) Geological features and ore-controlling factors of Jiguanshan molybdenite deposit in Chifeng (in Chinese). Petrology and Geodynamics Meeting in 2007, Wuhan, pp 291–292Google Scholar
  49. Wu HY, Zhang LC, Chen ZG, Wan B (2008) Geochemistry, tectonic setting and mineralization potentiality of the ore-bearing monzogranite in the Kulitu molybdenum (copper) deposit of Xar moron metallogenic belt, Inner Mongolia. Acta Petrologica Sin 24:867–878, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  50. Wu HY, Zhang LC, Wan B, Chen ZG, Zhang XJ, Xiang P (2010) Geochronological and geochemical constraints on Aolunhua porphyry Mo-Cu deposit, Northeastern China, and its implications for ore genesis. Ore Geol Rev (in press)Google Scholar
  51. Xiao WJ, Windley BF, Hao J, Zhai MG (2003) Accretion leading to collision and the Permian Solonker suture, Inner Mongolia, China: termination of the central Asian orogenic belt. Tectonics 22:1069–1088. doi:10.1029/2002TC001484 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  52. York D (1969) Least squares fitting of a straight line with correlated errors. Earth Planet Sci Lett 5:320–324CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  53. Zeng QD, Liu JM, Qin F, Zhang ZL, Chen WJ (2008) Preliminary research on Mesozoic four-stage Mo mineralization in Da Hinggan mountains of China. Gondwana 13th program and abstracts, Yunnan, pp 251–252Google Scholar
  54. Zhai MG, Yang JH, Liu WJ (2001) Large clusters of gold deposits and large-scale metallogenesis in the Jiaodong peninsula, eastern China. Sci China D 44:758–768CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  55. Zhai MG, Meng QR, Liu JM, Hou QL, Hu SB, Li Z, Zhang HF, Liu W, Shao JA, Zhu RX (2004) Geological features of Mesozoic tectonic regime inversion in Eastern North China and implication for geodynamics (In Chinese with English abstract). Earth Sci Frontiers 11:285–298Google Scholar
  56. Zhang SH, Zhao Y, Song B, Yang ZY, Hu J, Wu H (2007) Carboniferous granitic plutons from the northern margin of the North China block: implications for a late Palaeozoic active continental margin. J Geol Soc Lond 164:451–463CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  57. Zhang LC, Zhou XH, Ying JF, Wang F, Guo F, Wan B, Chen ZG (2008) Geochemistry and Sr–Nd–Pb–Hf isotopes of Early Cretaceous basalts from the Great Xinggan Range, NE China: Implications for their origin and mantle source characteristics. Chem Geol 256:12–23CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  58. Zhang LC, Wu HY, Wan B, Chen ZG (2009a) Ages and geodynamic settings of Xilamulun Mo–Cu metallogenic belt in north of North China Craton. Gondwana Res 16:243–254CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  59. Zhang SH, Zhao Y, Song B, Hu JM, Liu SW, Yang YH, Chen FK, Liu XM, Liu J (2009b) Contrasting Late Carboniferous and Late Permian–Middle Triassic intrusive suites from the northern margin of the North China Craton: Geochronology, petrogenesis, and tectonic implications. Geol Soc Amer Bull 121:181–200Google Scholar
  60. Zhang XJ, Zhang LC, Jin XD, Wu HY, Xiang P, Chen ZG (2010) U-Pb ages, geochemical characteristics and their implications of Banlashan Molybdenum deposit. Acta Petrologica Sin 26:1411–1422, In Chinese with English abstractGoogle Scholar
  61. Zhao X, Coe RS, Gilder SA, Frost GM (1996) Palaeomagnetic constraints on the palaeogeography of China: implications for Gondwanaland. Aust J Earth Sci 43:643–672CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  62. Zhao TP, Chen W, Zhou MF (2009) Geochemical and Nd-Hf isotopic constraints on the origin of the 1.74 Ga Damiao anorthosite complex, North China Craton. Lithos 113:673–690CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  63. Zhou TH, Goldfarb RJ, Phillips GN (2002) Tectonics and distribution of gold deposits in China—an overview. Miner Depos 37:249–282CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Huaying Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lianchang Zhang
    • 1
  • Bo Wan
    • 1
  • Zhiguang Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peng Xiang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Franco Pirajno
    • 3
  • Andao Du
    • 4
  • Wenjun Qu
    • 4
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Mineral Resources, Institute of Geology and GeophysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Earth and EnvironmentUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  4. 4.National Research Center of GeoanalysisBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

Personalised recommendations