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Name  
CAO Mingjian
Title  
  Professor
Highest Education  
  Ph.D.
Subject Categories  
  Economic Geology
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  100029
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  caomingjian[a]mail.iggcas.ac.cn
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

MingJian Cao, born in March, 1985, Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province. 
Professor of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

Education Experience 

  • 2008.9-2013.9, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, M.S & Ph.D 
  • 2004.9-2008.7, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), B.S 

Professional Experience 

  • 2021.1-present, Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2016.9-2018.9, Visiting researcher, Curtin University, Australia
  • 2016.5-2016.7, Visiting researcher, Tuebingen University, Germany
  • 2016.1-2020.12, Associate professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2015.2-2015.12, Post-doctor, Lakehead University, Canada
  • 2013.9-2015.12, Post-doctor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2011.5-2011.8, Visiting scholar, Curtin University, Australia

Research Interests:
  1. Detailed petrogenesis and metallogenesis of magmatic-hydrothermal deposit by in situ microanalysis 
  2. Low temperature thermochronology of porphyry Cu/Mo deposits
Public Services:

Honors:
  1. Youth Innovation Promotion Association (2018)
  2. Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015) 
  3. Zhuliyuehua Scholarship for Excellent Doctoral Student, CAS (2013) 
  4. Award for Pivot of Outstanding Student, CAS (2012) 
  5. National Scholarship (2012) 
  6. Excellent Student report Award in 2012 National Symposium on Petrology and Geodynamics (2012) 
  7. Excellent Student for Graduate University, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (2009-2010)

Supported Projects:
  1. November 2019 ~ October 2022, Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research Program (2019QZKK0801)
  2. January 2018 ~ December 2021, Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS (2018086)
  3. July 2017 ~ June 2021, National key research and development program (2017YFC0601306)
  4. January 2017 ~ December 2020, National Natural Science Foundation of China (41672090)
  5. September 2016 ~ August 2018, Chinese Post-Doc Science Foundation of China
  6. January 2015 ~ December 2017, National Natural Science Foundation of China (41402081)
  7. May 2014 ~ December 2016, Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China (2014M550834)
  8. March 2014 ~ March 2015, China Scholarship Council (CSC No. 201404910182)
  9. May 2013 ~ December 2013, Society of Economic Geologists Hugh McKinstry Fund

Selected Publication:
2021
    44. Cao M.J.*, Evans N.J., Hollings P., Cooke D.R., McInnes B.I.A., Qin K.Z., 2020. Apatite texture, composition and O-Sr-Nd isotopic signatures record magmatic and hydrothermal fluid characteristics at the Black Mountain porphyry deposit, Philippines. Economic Geology, Accepted.
    43. Cao M.J.*, Qin K.Z., Evans N.J., Li G.M., Ling X.X., McInnes B.I.A., Zhao J.X., 2020. Titanite in situ SIMS U–Pb geochronology, elemental and Nd isotopic signatures record mineralization and fluid characteristics at the Pusangguo skarn deposit, Tibet. Mineralium Deposita, doi.org/10.1007/s00126-020-01021-4.

2020
    42. Cao M.J.*, Hollings P., Evans N.J., Cooke D.R., McInnes B.I.A., Zhao K.D., Qin K.Z., Li D.F., Sweet G., 2020. In situ elemental and Sr isotopic characteristics of magmatic to hydrothermal minerals from the Black Mountain porphyry deposit, Baguio District, Philippines. Economic Geology, 115, no. 4, pp. 927–944
    41. Wang L., Qin K.Z.*, Cao M.J., Danisik M., Evans N.J., Li G.M., Song G.X., Pang X.Y., 2020. Thermal history of an Early Paleozoic epithermal deposit: Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar and (U-Th)/He thermochronology at Zhengguang, eastern Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Ore Geology Reviews 126, doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2020.103791.

2019
    40. Cao M.J.*, Evans N.J., Reddy S.M., Fougerouse D., Hollings P., Saxey D.W., McInnes B.I.A., Mcdonald B.J., Qin K.Z., 2019. Micro- and nano-scale textural and compositional zonation in plagioclase at the Black Mountain porphyry Cu deposit: implications for magmatic processes. American Mineralogist 104, 391–402.
    39. Cao M.J.*, Evans N.J., Qin K.Z., Dani?ík M., Li G.M., McInnes B.I.A., 2019. Open apatite Sr isotopic system in low-temperature hydrous regimes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 124, 11192–11203.
    38. Wu C., Hong T., Xu X.W., Cao M.J., Li H., Ke Q., Li H., Dong L.H., 2019. Constraints on the formation of the Baogutu reduced porphyry copper deposit (West Junggar, NW China): Assessing the role of mafic magmas in mineralization. Lithos 336–337, 112–124.

2018
    37. Cao M.J.*, Evans N.J., Hollings P., Cooke D.R., McInnes B.I.A., Qin K.Z., Li G.M., 2018. Phenocryst zonation in porphyry-related rocks of the Baguio District, Philippines: Evidence for magmatic and metallogenic processes. Journal of Petrology 59, 825–848.
    36. Cao, M.J.*, Hollings, P., Cooke, D.R., Evans, N.J., McInnes, B.I.A., Qin, K.Z., Li, G.M., Sweet, G., Baker, M., 2018. Physicochemical processes in the magma chamber under the Black Mountain porphyry Cu-Au deposit (Philippines): Insights from mineral chemistry and implications for mineralization. Economic Geology, 113, 63-82.
    35. Cao M.J.*, Qin K.Z., Li G.M., Evans N.J., McInnes B.I.A., Li J.X., Zhao J.X., 2018. Oxidation state inherited from the magma source and implications for mineralization: Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous granitoids, Central Lhasa subterrane, Tibet. Mineralium Deposita, 53, 299-309.
    34. Zhang X.N., Li G.M.*, Qin K.Z., Lehmann B., Li J.X., Zhao J.X., Cao M.J., Zou X.Y., 2018. Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of Early Cretaceous granodioritic porphyry from the giant Rongna porphyry Cu deposit, central Tibet. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 161, 74–92.
    33. Hong, T., Xu, X.W.*, Gao, J., Peters, S.G., Li, J.L., Cao, M.J., Xiang, P., Wu, C., You, J., 2018. Element migration of pyrites during ductile deformation of the Yuleken porphyry Cu deposit (NW-China). Ore Geology Reviews, 100, 205–219.
    32. Wu C., Hong T., Xu X.W.*, Cao M.J., Li H., Zhang G.L., You J., Ke Q., Dong L.H., 2018, Tectonic evolution of the Paleozoic Barluk continental arc, West Junggar, NW China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 160, 48–66.

2017
    31. Cao, M.J.*, Qin, K.Z., Li, G.M., Evans, N.J., McInnes, B.I.A., Lu, W.W., and Deng, G., 2017. Petrogenesis of the Baishan granite stock, Eastern Tianshan, NW China: Geodynamic setting and implications for potential mineralization. Lithos, 292-293, 278-293.
    30. Cao M.J.*, Qin K.Z., Li G.M., Evans N.J., Hollings P., Maisch M., Kappler A., 2017. Mineralogical evidence for crystallization conditions and petrogenesis of ilmenite-series I-type granitoids at the Baogutu reduced porphyry Cu deposit (Western Junggar, NW China): M?ssbauer spectroscopy, EPM and LA-(MC)-ICPMS analyses. Ore Geology Reviews 86, 382-403.
    29. Li G.M.*, Qin K.Z., Li J.X., Evans N.J., Zhao J.X., Cao M.J., Zhang X.N., 2015. Cretaceous magmatism and metallogeny in the Bangong–Nujiang metallogenic belt, central Tibet: Evidence from petrogeochemistry, zircon U–Pb ages, and Hf–O isotopic compositions. Gondwana Research 41, 110-127.

2016
    28. Cao M.J.*, Li G.M., Qin K.Z., Evans N.J., Seitmuratova E.Y., 2016. Assessing the magmatic affinity and petrogenesis of granitoids at the giant Aktogai porphyry Cu deposit, Central Kazakhstan. American Journal of Science 316, 614-668.
    27. Cao M.J.*, Qin K.Z., Li G.M., Li J.X., Evans N.J., Hollings, P., 2016. Tectono-magmatic evolution of Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous granitoids in the west central Lhasa subterrane, Tibet. Gondwana Research 39, 386-400.
    26. Cao M.J.*, Qin K.Z., Li G.M., Evans N.J., Hollings P., Jin L.Y., 2016. Genesis of ilmenite-series I-type granitoids at the Baogutu reduced porphyry Cu deposit, western Junggar, NW-China. Lithos 246–247, 13-30.
    25. Li G.M.*, Cao M.J.*, Qin K.Z., Evans N.J., Hollings P., Seitmuratova E.Y., 2016. Geochronology, petrogenesis and tectonic settings of pre- and syn-ore granites from the W-Mo deposits (East Kounrad, Zhanet and Akshatau), Central Kazakhstan. Lithos 252-253, 16-31.
    24. Li G.M.*, Cao M.J., Qin K.Z., Hollings P., Evans N.J., Seitmuratova E.Y., 2016. Petrogenesis of ore-forming and pre/post-ore granitoids from the Kounrad, Borly and Sayak porphyry/skarn Cu deposits, Central Kazakhstan. Gondwana Research 37, 408-425.
    23. Zhao J.X., Qin K.Z.*, Xiao B., McInnes B., Li G.M., Evans N.J., Cao M.J., Li J.X., 2016. Thermal history of the giant Qulong Cu–Mo deposit, Gangdese metallogenic belt, Tibet: Constraints on magmatic–hydrothermal evolution and exhumation. Gondwana Research 36, 390-409.
    22. Li D.F., Zhang L.*, Chen H.Y., Hollings P., Cao M.J., Fang J., Wang C.M., Lu W.J., 2016. Geochronology and geochemistry of the high Mg dioritic dikes in Eastern Tianshan, NW China: Geochemical features, petrogenesis and tectonic implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 115, 442-454.
    21. Li, J.X. *, Qin, K.Z., Li, G.M., Evans, N.J., Zhao, J.X., Cao, M.J., and Huang, F., 2016, The Nadun Cu-Au mineralization, central Tibet: Root of a high sulfidation epithermal deposit: Ore Geology Reviews 78, 371–387.

2015
    20. Cao M.J., Qin K.Z.*, Li G.M., Evans N.J., Jin L.Y., 2015. In situ LA-(MC)-ICP-MS trace element and Nd isotopic compositions and genesis of polygenetic titanite from the Baogutu reduced porphyry Cu deposit, Western Junggar, NW China. Ore Geology Reviews 65, 940-954.
    19. Cao M.J., Qin K.Z.*, Li G.M., Evans N.J., He H.Y., Jin L.Y., 2015. A mixture of mantle and crustal derived He-Ar-C-S ore-forming fluids at the Baogutu reduced porphyry Cu deposit, Western Junggar. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 98, 188-197.
    18. Li G.M.*, Li J.X., Zhao J.X., Qin K.Z., Cao M.J., Evans NJ., 2015. Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of Triassic granitoids in the Qiangtang terrane, central Tibet: Evidence from U–Pb ages, petrochemistry and Sr–Nd–Hf isotopes. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 105, 443-455.
    17. Li J.X.*, Qin K.Z., Li G.M., Zhao J.X., Cao M.J., 2015. Petrogenesis of diabase from accretionary prism in the southern Qiangtang terrane, central Tibet: Evidence from U–Pb geochronology, petrochemistry and Sr–Nd–Hf–O isotope characteristics. Island Arc 24, 232-244.
    16. Zhou Q.F., Qin K.Z.*, Tang D.M., Tian Y., Cao M.J., Wang C.L., 2015. Formation Age and Evolution Time Span of the Koktokay No. 3 Pegmatite, Altai, NW China: Evidence from U–Pb Zircon and 40Ar–39Ar Muscovite Ages. Resource Geology 65, 210-231.
    15. Zhao J.X., Qin K.Z.*, Li G.M., Cao M.J., Evans N.J., McInnes B.I.A., Li J.X., Xiao B., Chen L., 2015. The exhumation history of collision-related mineralizing systems in Tibet: Insights from thermal studies of the Sharang and Yaguila deposits, central Lhasa. Ore Geology Reviews 65, 1043-1061.
    14. Wu C., Liu Y., Cao M.J., Hong T., Xu X.W.*, Dong L H., 2015. Characteristics and formation mechanism of reduced porphyry Cu and Mo-Cu deposits. Acta Petrologica Sinaca 31, 617-638 (in Chinese with English abstract)..

2014
    13. Cao M.J., Qin K.Z.*, Li G.M., Evans N.J., Jin L.Y., 2014. Abiogenic Fischer–Tropsch synthesis of methane at the Baogutu reduced porphyry copper deposit, western Junggar, NW-China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 141, 179-198.
    12. Cao M.J., Qin K.Z.*, Li G.M., Yang Y.H., Evans N.J., Zhang R., Jin L.Y., 2014. Magmatic process recorded in plagioclase at the Baogutu reduced porphyry Cu deposit, western Junggar, NW-China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 82, 136-150.
    11. Cao M.J., Li G.M.*, Qin K.Z., Jin L.Y., Evans N.J., Yang X.R., 2014. Baogutu: An example of reduced porphyry Cu deposit in western Junggar. Ore Geology Reviews 56, 159-180.
    10. Zhang J.C., Lin Y.T.*, Yang W., Shen W.J., Hao J.L., Hu S., Cao M.J., 2014. Improved precision and spatial resolution of sulfur isotope analysis using NanoSIMS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 29, 1934-1943.
    9. Li G.M.*, Cao M.J., Qin K.Z., Evans, N.J., McInnes B.I.A., Liu Y.S., 2014. Thermal-tectonic history of the Baogutu porphyry Cu deposit, West Junggar as constrained from zircon U-Pb, biotite Ar/Ar and zircon/apatite (U-Th)/He dating. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 79, 741-758.
    8. Li J.X.*, Qin K.Z., Li G.M., Richards J.P., Zhao J.X.,Cao M.J., 2014. Geochronology, geochemistry, and zircon Hf isotopic compositions of Mesozoic intermediate–felsic intrusions in central Tibet: Petrogenetic and tectonic implications. Lithos 198–199, 77-91.

2013
    7. Cao M.J., Zhou Q.F., Qin K.Z.*, Tang D.M., Evans N.J., 2013. The tetrad effect and geochemistry of apatite from the Altay Koktokay No. 3 pegmatite, Xinjiang, China: implications for pegmatite petrogenesis. Mineralogy and Petrology 107, 985-1005.
    6. Li J.X.*, Qin K.Z., Li G.M., Xiao B., Zhao J.X., Cao M.J., Chen L., 2013. Petrogenesis of ore-bearing porphyries from the Duolong porphyry Cu-Au deposit, central Tibet: Evidence from U-Pb geochronology, petrochemistry and Sr-Nd-Hf-O isotope characteristics. Lithos 160-161, 216-227.

2012
    5. Cao M.J., Li G.M.*, Qin K.Z., Seitmuratova E.Y., Liu Y.S., 2012. Major and Trace Element Characteristics of Apatites in Granitoids from Central Kazakhstan: Implications for Petrogenesis and Mineralization. Resource Geology 62, 63-83.
    4. Li J.X.*, Qin K.Z., Li G.M., Cao M.J., Xiao B., Chen L., Zhao J.X., Evans N.J., Mcinnes B.I.A., 2012. Petrogenesis and thermal history of the Yulong porphyry copper deposit, Eastern Tibet: insights from U-Pb and U-Th/He dating, and zircon Hf isotope and trace element analysis. Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-21.

2011
    3. Cao M.J., Qin K.Z.*, Li G.M., Li J.L., 2011. Processes of study on the flat subduction and its metallogenic effect, cases analysis and some prospects. Acta Petrologica Sinica 27, 3727-3748 (in Chinese with English abstract).

2010
    2. Xiao Q.H., Qin K.Z.*, Tang D.M., Su B.X., Sun H., San J.Z., Cao M.J., Hui W.D., 2010. Xiangshanxi composite Cu-Ni—Ti-Fe deposit belongs to comagmatic evolution product: Evidences from ore microscopy, zircon U-Pb chronology and petrological geochemistry, Hami, Xinjiang, NW China. Acta Petrologica Sinaca 26, 503-522 (in Chinese with English abstract).

2009
    1. Su B.X., Qin K.Z.*, Sun H., Tang D.M., Xiao Q.H., Cao M.J., 2009. Petrological and mineralogical characteristics of Hongshishan mafic-ultramafic complex in Beishan area, Xinjiang: Implications for assimilation and fractional crystallization. Acta Petrologica Sinica 25, 873-887 (in Chinese with English abstract).
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