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The Geology and Tectonic Settings of China's Mineral Deposits
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Preface

1. Introduction

2. China's tectonic framework in the global context

3. North China and Tarim Cratonic blocks

4. Yangtze Craton, Cathaysia and the South China Block

5. Orogenic belts: South China, Central Central China and Qinling-Dabie, Hingan

6. Tianshan, Junggar and Altay orogens (NW China), the Alpine-Himalayan fold belts (Tethyan orogens), Kunlun and Songpan-Ganzi terranes

7. Large Igneous Provinces (Xiong'er, Dashigou, 827 Ma event,Tarim, Emeishan) and the Yanshanian tectono-thermal event of eastern China

8. Volcano-sedimentary and sedimentary basins in China: Junggar, Tarim, Tuha, Qaidam-Hoh Xil, Ordos; basins in Eastern China associated with lithospheric thinning (Songliao, Bohai)

Index

About the Author

Franco Pirajno is a recognised expert on mineral systems, with more than 40 years of experience, in industry, academia and government. Considerable knowledge in tectonics, ore deposit geology in: Europe, southern Africa, South East Asia, New Zealand, southwest Pacific, China, southern Siberia, Greenland and Australia. He is the author of three books and a monograph on mineral deposits and of more than 110 peer-reviewed papers.

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"The Geology and Tectonic Setting of China's Mineral Deposits is a major accomplishment in that it brings together an extraordinary amount of material that has been published on these deposits in recent years. ... this book is the first English-language summary of China's mineral deposits and should be in all major earth-science libraries; it is a recommended purchase for anyone exploring in China or studying the nation's metallogeny." (Richard J. Goldfarb, Mineralium Deposita, Vol. 48, 2013)

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