Mineralisation related to in situ granite formation
Granites are typically associated with hydrothermal mineral deposits and many studies have yielded critical information about the source of metals and ligands in the ore-precipitating hydrothermal solutions that operate during formation of ore–mineral deposits. Southeast China contains perhaps the world’s most extensive area of mineral resources related to granites and these have been intensively studied over the past 60 years. Large-scale, high intensity mineralisation involving Au, Ag, Cu, Pb, Zn, Pb, Sb, W, Sn, Mo, Bi, Li, Be, Ta, Nb and REE is related to the Mesozoic tectonism/granite formation (Hua 1999) (Fig. 6.1), and many of these occurrences are described below.
KeywordsQuartz Sulphide Zircon Steam Sandstone
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