Journal of


  (Formerly Journal of the Czech Geological Society)

Original Paper

Chunming Han, Wenjiao Xiao , Guochun Zhao, Benxun Su, Songjian Ao, Ji’en Zhang, Bo Wan

Age and tectonic setting of magmatic sulfide Cu-Ni mineralization in the Eastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt, Xinjiang, Central Asia

Journal of Geosciences, volume 58 (2013), issue 3, 233 - 250


  Abstract References Map Affiliations

Coleman R (1989) Continental Growth of Northwest China. Tectonics 8: 621-635

Brown M (1998) Ridge-trench interactions and high-T-low-P metamorphism, with particular reference to the Cretaceous evolution of the Japanese Islands. In: Treloar PJ, O'Brien PJ (eds) What Drives Metamorphism and Metamorphic Reactions? Geological Society of London Special Publications 138: pp 137-169

Chai FM, Zhang ZC, Mao JW, Dong LH, Zhang ZH, Wu H (2008) Geology, petrology and geochemistry of the Baishiquan Ni-Cu-bearing mafic-ultramafic intrusions in Xinjiang, NW China: implications for tectonics and genesis of ores. J Asian Earth Sci 32: 218-235

Chen SP, Wang DH, Qu WJ, Chen ZH, Gao XL (2005) Geological features and ore formation of the Hulu Cu-Ni sulfide deposits, Eastern Tianshan. Xinjiang Geol 23: 230-233 (in Chinese)

Griffin WL, Pearson NJ, Belousova EA, Saeed A (2006) Comment: Hf-isotope heterogeneity in zircon 91500. Chem Geol 233: 358-363

Gao S, Liu XM, Yuan HL, Hattendorf B, Günther D, Chen L, Hu SH (2002) Determination of forty two major and trace elements in USGS and NIST SRM glasses by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Geost Newsl 26: 191-196

Han BF, Ji JQ, Song B, Chen LH, Li ZH (2004) SHRIMP U-Pb zircon age of the mafic-ultramafic rocks and geological significance in Kalatongke and Huangshan, Xinjiang. Chin Sci Bull 49: 2324-2328 (in Chinese)

Han CM, Zhao GC (2003) Major types and characteristics of the Late Paleozoic ore deposits, east Tianshan, northwest China. Int Geol Rev 45: 798- 814

Han CM, Xiao WJ, Zhao G C,Mao JW, Yang JM, Wang ZL, Yan Z, Mao QG (2006) Geological characteristics and genesis of the Tuwu porphyry copper deposit, Hami, Xinjiang, Central Asia. Ore Geol Rev 29: 77-94

Han CM, Xiao WJ, Zhao GC, Ao SJ, Zhang JE, Qu WJ, Du AD (2010) In-situ U-Pb, Hf and Re-Os isotopic analyses of the Xiangshan Ni-Cu-Co deposit in Eastern Tianshan (Xinjiang), Central Asia Orogenic Belt: constraints on the timing and genesis of the mineralization. Lithos 120: 47-562

Han CM, XIAO WJ, Zhao GC, Su BX, Sakyi PA, Ao SJ, Wan B, Zhang JE, Zhang ZY (2013) SIMS U-Pb zircon dating and Re-Os isotopic analysis of the Hulu Cu-Ni deposit, eastern Tianshan, Central Asian Orogenic Belt, and its geological significance. J Geosci 58: 251-270
Local link

Iwamori H (2000) Thermal effects of ridge subduction and its implications for the origin of granitic batholith and paired metamorphic belts. Earth Planet Sci Lett 181: 131-144

Ji JS, Tao HX, Zeng ZR, Li HQ, Zhang LC (1994) Geology of the Kanggurtag Gold Mineralization Zone and Exploration, East Tianshan. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, pp 1-136

Ji JS, Li HQ, Zhang LC (1999) Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic ages of magnetite-chlorite formation gold deposit in the volcanic rock area of Late Paleozoic Era, East Tianshan. Chin Sci Bull 44: 1801-1804 (in Chinese)

Ji JS, Yang XK, Liu GH (2000) Distribution of the gold and copper mineralization in Chol Tagh and their deposit prediction. Chinese National 305 Project 05-04: Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, pp 1- 593

Jiang CY, Cheng SL, Ye SF, Xia MZ, Jiang HB, Dai YC (2006) Lithogeochemistry and petrogenesis of Zhongposhanbei mafic rock body, at Beishan region, Xinjiang. Acta Petrol Sin 22: 115-126 (in Chinese)

Li HQ, Xie CF, Chang HL, Cai H, Zhu JP, Zhou S (1998) Study on Metallogenetic Chronology of Nonferrous and Precious Metallic Ore Deposits in North Xinjiang, China. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, pp 1-264 (in Chinese)

Li HQ, Chen FW, Mei YP, Wu H, Cheng SL, Yang JQ, Dai Y C (2006) Dating of the No.1 intrusion of Pobei basic-ultrabasic rocks belt, Xinjiang, and its geological significance. Miner Depos 25: 463-469 (in Chinese)

Li JY, Xiao WJ, Wang KZ, Sun GH, Gao LM (2003) Neoproterozoic-Paleozoic tectonostratigraphic framework of Eastern Xinjiang, NW China, in Mao JW, Goldfarb R, Seltmann R, Wang DH, Xiao WJ, Hart C (eds) Tectonic Evolution and Metallogeny of the Chinese Altay and Tianshan, IGCP 473 Workshop 2003, Urumuqi, International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD), CERAMS/Natural History Museum, London, pp 31-74

Li XH, Liu Y, Li QL, Guo CH, Chamberlain KR (2009) Precise determination of Phanerozoic zircon Pb/Pb age by multi-collector SIMS without external standardization. Geochem Geophys Geosyst 10: doi: 10.1029/cGC002400

Li QL, Li XH, Liu Y, Tang GQ, Yang JH, Zhu WG (2010) Precise U-Pb and Pb-Pb dating of Phanerozoic baddeleyite by SIMS with oxygen flooding technique. J Anal Atom Spec 25: 1107-1113

Ludwig KR (2001) User’s Manual for Isoplot/Ex rev. 2.49. Berkeley Geochronology Centre Special Publications 1a: pp 1-56

Ma XX, Shu LS, Santosh M, Li JY (2012a) Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotope data from Central Tianshan suggesting a link with the Tarim Block: implications on Proterozoic supercontinent history. Precambr Res 206-207: 1-16

Ma XX, Shu LS, Jahn B-M, Zhu WB, Faure M (2012b) Precambrian tectonic evolution of Central Tianshan, NW China: constraints from U-Pb dating and in-situ Hf isotopic analysis of detrital zircons. Precambr Res 222-223: 450-473

Ma XX, Guo J, Liu F, Qian Q, Fan H (2013a) Zircon U-Pb ages, trace elements and Nd-Hf isotopic geochemistry of Guyang sanukitoids and related rocks: implications for the Archean crustal evolution of the Yinshan Block, North China Craton. Precambr Res 230: 61-78.

Ma XX, Shu LS, Santosh M, Li J (2013b) Paleoproterozoic collisional orogeny in Central Tianshan: assembling the Tarim Block within the Columbia Supercontinent. Precambr Res 228: 1-19

Mao JW, Yang JM, Qu WJ, Du AD, Wang ZL, Han CM (2002) Re-Os age of Cu-Ni ores from the Huangshandong Cu-Ni sulfide deposit in the East Tianshan Mountains and its implication for geodynamic processes. Miner Depos 21: 323-330 (in Chinese)

Mao JW, Franco P, Zhang ZH, Chai FM, Wu H, Chen SP, Cheng SL, Yang JM, Zhang CQ (2008) A review of the Cu-Ni sulfide deposits in the Chinese Tianshan and Altay orogens (Xinjiang Autonomous Region, NW China): principal characteristics and ore-forming processes. J Asian Earth Sci 32: 184-203

Pirajno F, Mao JW, Zhang ZC, Zhang ZH, Chai FM (2008) The association of mafic-ultramafic intrusions and A-type magmatism in the Tianshan and Altay orogens, NW China: implications for geodynamic evolution and potential for the discovery of new ore deposits. J Asian Earth Sci 321: 65-183

Qin KZ, Zhang LC, Xiao WJ, Xu XW, Yan Z, Mao JW (2003) Overview of major Au, Cu, Ni and Fe deposits and metallogenic evolution of the eastern Tianshan Mountains, Northwestern China. In: Mao JW, Goldfarb RJ, Seltmann R, Wang DH, Xiao WJ, Hart C (eds) Tectonic Evolution and Metallogeny of the Chinese Altay and Tianshan. IAGOD Guidebook Series 10: 227-249

Rui ZY, Goldfarb RJ, Qiu YM, Zhou TH, Pirajno F, Yun G (2002) Paleozoic-Early Mesozoic gold deposits of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Northwestern China. Miner Depos 37: 393-418

Shu L, Charvet J, Lu H, Laurent-Charvet S (2002) Paleozoic accretion-collision events and kinematics of deformation in the eastern part of the Southern-Central Tianshan Belt, China. Acta Geol Sin 76: 308-323(in Chinese)

Sisson VB, Pavlis TL, Roeske SM, Thorkelson DJ (2003) Introduction: an overview of ridge-trench interactions in modern and ancient settings. In: Sisson VB, Roeske SM, Pavlis TL (eds) Geology of a Transpressional Orogen Developed During Ridge-Trench Interaction Along the North Pacific Margin. Geological Society of America Special Papers 371: pp 1-18

Song B, Li JY, Li WQ, Wang KZ, Wang Y (2002) SHRIMP dating of the Dananhu and Kezirkalasayi granitoids batholith in southern margin of Tuha Basin and their geological implications. Xinjiang Geol 20: 332-345(in Chinese)

Stacey JS, Kramers JD (1975) Approximation of terrestrial lead isotope evolution by a two-stage model. Earth Planet Sci Lett 26: 207-221

Su BX, Qin KZ, Sun H, Tang DM, Sakyi PA, Chu ZY, Liu PP, Xiao QH (2012) Subduction-induced mantle heterogeneity beneath Eastern Tianshan and Beishan: insights from Nd-Sr-Hf-O isotopic mapping of Late Paleozoic mafic-ultramafic complexes. Lithos 134-135: 41-51

Sun SS, McDonough WF (1989) Chemical and isotopic systematics of oceanic basalts: implications for mantle composition and processes. In: Saunders AD, Norry MJ (eds) Magmatism in the Ocean Basins. Geological Society London Special Publications 42: pp 313-345

Sun Y, Mu JL, Xiao YF (1996) The characteristics of shallow-rich ore body in copper-nickel sulphide deposit in Xiangshan, Xinjiang. J Miner Petrol 16: 51-57 (in Chinese)

Wang CY, Wang WB (1992) Characteristics and orogenic of the Kushui Metamorphic Belt in the eastern Tianshan Mountains. J Nanjing Univ 28: 595-604 (in Chinese)

Wang CY, Ma RS, Shu LS, Zhu WB (1994) Study on the regional metamorphism and the tectonic setting in the Eastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt. J Nanjing Univ 30: 494-503 (in Chinese)

Wiedenbeck M, Allé P, Corfu F, Griffin WL, Meier M, Oberli F, Von Quadt A, Roddick JC, Spiegel W (1995) Three natural zircon standards for U-Th-Pb, Lu-Hf, trace-element and REE analyses. Geost Newsl 19: 1-23

Windley BF, Alexeiev D, Xiao WJ, Kröner A, Badarch G (2007) Tectonic models for accretion of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. J Geol Soc, London 164: 31-47

Woodhead J, Hergt J, Shelley M, Eggins S, Kemp R (2004)Zircon Hf-isotope analysis with an Excimer laser, depth profiling, ablation of complex geometries, and concomitant age estimation. Chem Geol 209: 121-135

Wu FY, Yang YH, Xie LW, Yang JH, Xu P (2006) Hf isotopic compositions of the standard zircons and baddeleyites used in U-Pb geochronology. Chem Geol 234: 105-126

Xiao WJ, Windley BF, Badarch G, Sun S, Li J, Qin K, Wang Z (2004a) Palaeozoic accretionary and convergent tectonics of the southern Altaids: implications for the growth of Central Asia. J Geol Soc, London 161: 339-342

Xiao WJ, Zhang LC, Qin KZ, Sun S, Li JL (2004b) Paleozoic accretionary and collisional tectonics of the Eastern Tianshan (China): implications for the continental growth of central Asia. Amer J Sci 304: 370-395

Xiao WJ, Mao QG, Windley BF, Han CM, Qu JF, Zhang JE, AO SJ, GUO QQ, CLEVEN NR, Lin SF, Shan YH, Li JL (2010) Paleozoic multiple accretionary and collisional processes of the Beishan orogenic collage. Amer J Sci 310: 1553-1594

Xiong XL, Cai ZY, Niu HC, Chen YB, Wang Q, Zhao ZH, Wu JH (2004) The late Paleozoic adakites in eastern Tianshan area and their metallogenetic significance. Acta Petro Sin 21: 967-976 (in Chinese)

Yang XK, Tao HX, Luo GC, Ji JS (1996) Basic features of plate tectonics in Eastern Tianshan of China. Xinjiang Geol 14: 221-227(in Chinese)

Yang XK, Cheng HB, Ji JS, Luo GC, Tao, HX (2000) Analysis on gold and copper ore-forming setting with ore-forming system of Eastern Tianshan. J Xi’an Engin Univ 22: 7-14(in Chinese)

Yang JQ, Zhong L, Deng G (2002) Metallogenic prognosis and prospecting targets of Pobei basic-ultrabasic rock bodies 1 and 10 in Beishan area. Xinjiang Geol 20: 214-218 (in Chinese)

Zhang LC, Xiao WJ, Qin KZ, Ji JS, Yang XK (2004) Types, geological features and geodynamic significances of gold-copper deposits in the Kanggurtag Metallogenic Belt, eastern Tianshan, NW China. Int J Earth Sci 93: 224-240

Zhou JY, Cui BF, Xiao HL, Chen SZ, Zhu D M (2001) The Kanggurtag-Huangshan collision zone of bilateral subduction and its metallogenic model and prognosis in Xinjiang, China. Volcanol Miner Resour 22: 252-263 (in Chinese with English abstract)

Zhou MF, Lesher CM, Yang ZX, Li JW, Sun M (2004) Geochemistry and petrogenesis of 270 Ma Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide-bearing mafic intrusions in the Huangshan district, Eastern Xinjiang, northwestern China: implication for the tectonic evolution of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Chem Geol 209: 233-257

Journal of Geosciences, Published by © Czech Geological Society, with support from the Czech Geological Survey.
Webdesign inspired by aTeo. Hosted at the server of the Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University, Prague.
ISSN: 1803-1943 (online), 1802-6222 (print)
email: jgeosci(at)
cover_rotated.gif, 15kB

SNIP (Scopus, 2015): 0.700

IF (ISI, 2015): 1.326

Policy: Open Access

ISSN: 1802-6222

E-ISSN: 1803-1943