Two Permian large igneous provinces in China


This lecture will focus on the two Permian large igneous provinces (LIP) in China, namely the ~260 Ma Emeishan LIP in southwestern China and the newly recognized ~280 Ma Tarim LIP in northwestern China. The topics will involve the outlines of the two LIPs, including geological features, duration of magmatism, lithology associations and their temporal-spatial distribution patterns, and also the magmatic ore deposits including V-Ti-Fe oxide deposits and Cu-Ni sulfide-(platinum-group elements) deposits. The mantle plume-stagnant slab-lithosphere interactions are considered to be responsible for the petrogenesis and metallogeny of the two LIPs.


Prof. Zhaochong Zhang—Prof. Zhaochong Zhang is a professor and the deputy head of School of Earth Sciences and Mineral Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing. He is also the Associate Editor of Ore Geology Reviews, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica (in Chinese), and an Editorial Board Member of Geological Magazine and Geoscience Frontiers (by Elsevier). He graduated from Peking University in 1986, and obtained his Ph.D from Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. His main topics of research focus on the large igneous provinces, mantle plume and genesis of iron deposits. He has published more than 160 scholarly research papers in Web-of-Science core journals (another ~150 papers in Chinese journals), including Nature Communications, Journal of Petrology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, American Mineralogist, Ore Geology Reviews, Lithos, and Gondwana Research, and supervised numerous RHD students and postdoctoral fellows.