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A review of Cu-dominant mineral systems in the Kalatag district, East Tianshan, China

Ling Li Long, Qi Gui Mao, Franco Pirajno, Jing Bin Wang, Xiao Hua Deng

The Chinese East Tianshan is the easternmost sector of the Tianshan Mountain Range in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB), and accommodates several events of magmatism, crustal growth and mineralization. The Kalatag arc is unique in the East Tianshan due to its widespread Early Paleozoic volcanic rocks, which offers a special opportunity to study the Early Paleozoic Cu-dominant mineral systems in island arc setting. In this region nine deposits have been discovered in recent years.