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Zircon Ce 4+ /Ce 3+ ratios and ages for Yulong ore-bearing porphyries in eastern Tibet

Liang, Hua-Ying; Campbell, Ian; Allen, Charlotte M; Sun, Weidong; Liu, Cong-Qiang; Yu, Heng-Xiang; Xie, Ying-Wen; Zhang, Yu-Qiang


Yulong ore-bearing porphyries, along the northwestern extension of the Red River-Ailao Shan fault system in eastern Tibet, consist of five porphyry deposits, containing a total of more than 8 million tons of copper resources. U-Th-Pb laser inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry dating of zircon shows that the porphyries were emplaced in Early Tertiary (41.2-36.9 Ma), covering a period of ∼4.3 Ma, with formation ages decreasing systematically from northwest to southeast. The start of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Mineralium Deposita
DOI: 10.1007/s00126-005-0047-1


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