Timing, tectonic implications and genesis of gold mineralization in the Xincheng gold deposit, China: C–H–O isotopes, pyrite Rb–Sr and zircon fission track thermochronometry

Wang, Changming, Deng, Jun, Santosh, M., Carranza, Emmanuel John M., Gong, Qingjie, Guo, Chunying, Xia, Rui, and Lai, Xiangru (2015) Timing, tectonic implications and genesis of gold mineralization in the Xincheng gold deposit, China: C–H–O isotopes, pyrite Rb–Sr and zircon fission track thermochronometry. Ore Geology Reviews, 65 (3). pp. 659-673.

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Abstract

The Xincheng gold deposit located at the northwestern edge of the Jiaodong Peninsula in the North China Craton has a reserve of ~ 96 t Au and is among the largest in the Jiaodong gold province. Here, disseminated- and stockwork-style ores are hosted in Mesozoic granitoids. The mineralization and alteration are largely controlled by the regional Jiaojia fault. The C–H–O isotope values in the ores indicate that the ore-forming fluids were derived mainly from magmatic sources. New Rb–Sr geochronological data on hydrothermal pyrite from the Xincheng deposit presented in this study indicate that the main gold mineralization occurred between 126 Ma and 122 Ma. The zircon fission track of convergent ages and decomposed divergent ages from the ores and altered rocks show four groups of ages: ~ 135 Ma, ~ 124 Ma, 96–75 Ma, and 66–52 Ma. The ~ 135 Ma is related to the exhumation and cooling of the Linglong granitoids. The ~ 124 Ma is considered to represent the principal stage of gold mineralization, and is consistent with the pyrite Rb–Sr ages. The younger ages of 96–75 Ma and 66–52 Ma resulted from subsequent annealing caused by later tectonic activity. The timing of gold mineralization in the Xincheng gold deposit broadly coincides with the switch in stress field in eastern China from extension to transpression, resulting from the change in subduction direction of the Pacific Plate from NE–SW to NW–SE, and marked by extension-related voluminous magmatism associated with the Cretaceous giant igneous event in eastern China.

Item ID: 37201
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-7360
Keywords: isotope geochemistry; pyrite Rb–Sr geochronology; zircon fission track; tectonic implications; Jiaodong gold deposits
Funders: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRFCU), 111 Project
Projects and Grants: NNSFC No. 41230311, FRFCU No. 2652013034, 111 Project No. B07011
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 05:01
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0402 Geochemistry > 040203 Isotope Geochemistry @ 35%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040303 Geochronology @ 35%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040307 Ore Deposit Petrology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8401 Mineral Exploration > 840199 Mineral Exploration not elsewhere classified @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 60%
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