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Geology and Genesis of the Giant Pulang Porphyry Cu-Au District, Yunnan, Southwest China

Cao, Kang; Yang, Zhi-Ming; Mavrogenes, John; White, Noel C.; Xu, Ji-Feng; Li, Yang; Li, Wei-Kai


The giant Pulang porphyry Cu-Au district (446.8 million tonnes at 0.52% Cu and 0.18 g/tonne Au) is in the southern segment of the Yidun arc (Zhongdian arc), part of the Sanjiang Tethyan orogenic belt in southwest China. The district consists of three deposits: South Pulang (~96% of the total ore reserves) and the smaller East and North Pulang deposits. Four intrusive phases host the three Pulang deposits, which are, in order of emplacement, premineralization fine-grained quartz diorite and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Geology; Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
DOI: 10.5382/econgeo.2019.4631


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