Isotopic indication to source of ore materials and fluids of the Wangfeng gold deposit in Tianshan: A case study of metallogenesis during collisional orogenesis

  • Chen Huayong Email author
  • Bao Jingxin 
  • Zhang Zengjie 
  • Liu Yulin 
  • Ni Pei 
  • Ling Hongfei 


The Wangfeng gold deposit is one of the five most important gold deposits in the Tianshan. Studies of its metallogenic time, space, geodynamic background, ore feature and ore fluid have proved that the deposit formed in the late Paleozoic continental collision, and consequently is a suitable delegate to probe mineralizing regularities during collisional orogenesis. Isotopic studies including O, D, C, S, Pb and Sr reveal ore materials derived from sedimentary association (including carbonate and sulfate), which further refers to the Hercynian carbonate-silicolite-argillite formation north to Wangfeng camp. At the end of Paleozoic, the southward intracontinental subduction of Hercynian synthem along the Hongwuyueqiao fault down to the Central Tianshan terrane induced large-scale fluidization which extracted and out-transported ore materials from Hercynian synthem upto shallow fair positions, and finally resulted in the formation of the Wangfeng deposit. This study excludes the possibility of other tectonic metallogenic models other than the tectonic model for collisional metallogenesis, petrogenesis and fluidization.


Tianshan Mountains Wangfeng gold deposit fluidization ore materials isotope tectonic model for collisional metallogenesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Huayong 
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Bao Jingxin 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhang Zengjie 
  • Liu Yulin 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ni Pei 
    • 2
  • Ling Hongfei 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Endogenetic DepositNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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