Journal article

Burial and Exhumation History of the Lujing Uranium Ore Field, Zhuguangshan Complex, South China: Evidence from Low-Temperature Thermochronology

Yue Sun, Barry P Kohn, Samuel C Boone, Dongsheng Wang, Kaixing Wang

Minerals | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

The Zhuguangshan complex hosts the main uranium production area in South China. We report (U-Th)/He and fission track thermochronological data from Triassic–Jurassic mineralized and non-mineralized granites and overlying Cambrian and Cretaceous sandstone units from the Lujing uranium ore field (LUOF) to constrain the upper crustal tectono-thermal evolution of the central Zhuguangshan complex. Two Cambrian sandstones yield reproducible zircon (U-Th)/He (ZHe) ages of 133–106 Ma and low effective uranium (eU) content (270–776 ppm). One Upper Cretaceous sandstone and seven Mesozoic granites are characterized by significant variability in ZHe ages (154–83 Ma and 167–36 Ma, respectively), which sh..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by China Scholarship Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41702076, 41702213, 42072095) and the China Scholarship Council (No. 201808360266).