Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Dachang Cassiterite-Polymetallic Sulphide (Sulphate) Deposit, Guangxi

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_452
This is a world-class polymetallic tin ore field and is considered China’s second tin capital. Located in Nandan County, Guangxi Province, the Dachang deposit is a mega-scale deposit of cassiterite-polymetallic sulphide (sulphate). It is one of China’s large polymetallic tin ore bases and is one of the largest deposits of its kind in the world. The ore bodies are located in the Middle and Upper Devonian carbonaceous and siliceous fine clastic rocks. The long mining history of the deposit dates back to the Tang Dynasty, approximately 1,000 years ago. After nearly 40 years of exploration, the Guangxi Nonferrous Metals 215 Team made an excellent contribution by confirming the deposit as a mega-scale polymetallic tin ore field (Fig. 1).
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