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Zhang Lianchang
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  Geology and Mineral Resources
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

Lian-Chang Zhang (张连昌)

Present Position
Professor of Economic Geology
Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

B.S. in geology, Xi’an College of Geology, Xi’an, China, 1983
M.S. in geology, Chengdu College of Geology, Chengdu, China, 1988
Ph.D. in geology, Chinese University of Geosciences, Beijing, China, 1999

Research interests have focused on the model and origin of a number of different types of ore deposits, particularly of gold deposit, porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, VMS and BIF deposit in the Xinjiang, Shandong, Hebei, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia provinces. In recent years, he has conducted “porphyry Cu deposit” projects of National Science Foundation of China, and attended “porphyry Cu-Mo deposits” and “BIF” project of “State Key Basic Research Development Program of China. He has published more than 100 papers including 20 SCI papers.

Research Interests:

1) Metallogensis both in accretional and collisional orogenic belts
2) Geochemistry of Ore-forming processes
3) porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Gold deposit, VMS deposit

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Supported Projects:
1) An innovation program from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS): pro-Cambrian Band iron formation of the north China craton
2) 973 Project of State Key Project for Basic Research of China: Orogenesis and metallogenesis of the continental margins in north China

Selected Publication:
  1. Zhang Lianchang, Gao Bingyu, Li Wenjun, Chen Zhiguang, Patrick AS & Jina Xindi, 2014. Early Mesozoic tectono-magmatic activity and mineralization in Northeast China: evidence from Re–Os to U–Pb studies of the Taipingchuan porphyry Cu–Mo deposit in the Derbugan metallogenic belt. International Geology Review, 10.1080/00206814. 2014. 963-709
  2. Li Wenjun, Jin Xindi, Gao Bingyu, WangChangle and Zhang Lianchang. 2014. Analysis of ultra-low level rare earth elements in magnetite samples from banded iron formations using HR-ICP-MS after chemical separation. Anal. Methods, 6, 6125–6132
  3. Zhang LC, Zhai Mingguo, Wang Changle, Dai Yanpei, Liu Li.2014.The Precambrian BIF-hosted iron deposits in North China craton.JAES, in review 
  4. Zhang Lianchang, Zhang Xiaojing, Zhai Mingguo, Franco Pirajno. 2012. Formation age and genesis of the Shirengou Neoarchaean banded iron deposit in eastern Heibei Province: Constraints from SIMS zircon U-Pb dating and O-Hf isotopes. Precambrian Research, 222-223: 325–338
  5. Jin Xindi, Du Andao, LiWenjun, Xiang Peng, Patrick Asamoah Sakyi and Zhang Lianchang. 2011. A new modification of the sample introduction system for Os istope ratio measurements. J. Anal4. At. Spectrom, 26 : 1245 – 1252
  6. Ying, J.-F., Zhou, X.-H., Zhang, L.-C., Wang, F. and Zhang, Y.-T., 2010. Geochronological and geochemical investigation of the late Mesozoic volcanic rocks from the Northern Great Xing’an Range and their tectonic implications. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 99 (2), 357-378.  
  7. Ying, J.F., Zhou, X.H., Zhang, L.C., Wang, F., 2010. Geochronological framwork of Mesozoic volcanic rocks in the Great Xing'an Range, NE China and their geodynamic implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.39(6),786-793.
  8. Zhang LC, Wu HY, Wan B, Chen ZG. 2009. Ages and geodynamic settings of Xilamulun Mo-Cu metallogenic belt in the northern part of the North China Craton. Gondwana Research, DOI information: 1010.1016/
  9. Zhang LC, Zhou XH, Ying JF, Wang F et al. 2008. Geochemistry and Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf isotopes of the Early Cretaceous basaltic rocks in Great Xinggan Range, NE China: Implication for tectonic setting and characteristics of magmatic sources. Chemical Geology,256: 12-23
  10. Zhang Lian-chang, Zhou Xin-hua Shi-JianDing. 2008. Mantle-Derived Fluids Involved in Large-scale Gold Mineralization, Jiaodong District, China: Constraints Provided by the He-Ar and H-O Isotopic Systems. International Geology Review, 50: 472-482
  11. Zhang Lianchang, Xiao Wenjiao, Qin Kezhang. 2008. Multiple mineralization events in the eastern Tianshan district, NW China: Isotopic geochronology and geological significance Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 32: 236-246
  12. Zhang LC, Xiao WJ, Qin KZ, Zhang Q, 2006. The adakite connection of the Tuwu-Yandong copper porphyry belt, eastern Tianshan, NW China: trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb isotope geochemistry. Mineralium Deposita 41: 188-200
  13. Zhang Lianchang, Xiao Wenjiao, Qin Kezhang. 2005. Re-Os isotopic dating of molybdenite and pyrite in the Baishan Mo-Re deposit, eastern Tianshan, NW China, and its geological significance. Mineralium Deposita, 39: 960-969.
  14. Zhang, Lian-Chang, Wen-Jiao Xiao, Ke-Zhang Qin, Ji Jin-sheng, Yang Xing-ke. 2004. Types, geological features and geodynamic significances of gold-copper deposits in the Kanggurtag metallogenic belt, eastern Tianshan, NW China. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 93, 224-240.
  15. Zhang Liangchang, Shen Yuanchao, Ji Jinsheng. 2003. Characteristics and genesis of Kanggur gold deposit in the eastern Tianshan mountains, NW China: evidence from geology, isotope distribution and chronology. Ore Geology Reviews, 23: 71-90
  16. Zhang Lian-chang, Liu Tie-bing, Shen Yuan-chao, Zeng Qing-dong, Li Guang-ming. 2003. Structure, isotopes and Ar-Ar dating of the Pengjiakuang gold deposit, Mesozoic Jiaolai basin, eastern China. International Geology Review, 45 (8): 691-711
  17. Zhang Lianchang, Ji Jinsheng, Qin Kezhang. 2003. Geological and geochemical features of Shiyingtan Permian LS-epithermal gold deposit in east Tianshan Mts, NW China. In: J. Mao, R. J. Goldfarb and R. Seltmann ed. Tectonic Evolution and Metallofeny of the Chinese Altay and Tianshan. London: 261-270
  18. Zhang Lian-chang, Liu Tie-bing, Shen Yuan-chao, Li Guang-ming,2002. Isotopic Geochronology of the Late Paleozoic Kanggur Gold Deposit of East Tianshan Mountain, Xinjiang, NW China, Resource Geology, 52 (3): 249-261
  19. Zhang Lianchang, Shen Yuanchao, Liu Tiebing, Zeng Qingdong, Li Guangming, Li Houmin. 2002. 40Ar/39Ar and Rb-Sr isochron dating of the gold deposits on northern margin of the Jiaolai basin, Shandong,Science in China (D), 45: 708-718
  20. Jin Xindi, Li Wenjun, Xiang Peng, Patrick Asamoah Sakyi, Zhu Mingtian and Zhang Lianchang. 2013. A contribution to common Carius tube distillation techniques J. Anal. At. Spectrom. DOI: 10.1039/c2ja10374e
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