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LI Xiaochun
  Special-term Associate Professor
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  Economic Geology
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 2020.1-present: Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2017.1-2019.12: Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Hong Kong
  • 2012.8-2016.12: PhD student of Economic Geology at the University of Hong Kong
  • 2009.9-2012.7: MPhil student of Economic Geology at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2005.9-2009.6: B.S. of Geology at Nanjing University

Research Interests:
  1. Carbonatite/alkaline intrusion-related REE deposits
  2. Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold deposits
  3. Mobility of REE during fluid/rock interaction
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Supported Projects:

  1. Li XC, Zhou MF, Williams-Jones AE, Yang YH and Gao JF, 2019. Timing and genesis of Cu-(Au) mineralization in the Khetri Copper Belt, northwestern India: constraints from in-situ U-Pb ages and Sm-Nd isotopes of monazite-(Ce). Mineralium Deposita, 54, 553-568.
  2. Li XC and Zhou MF, 2018. The nature and origin of hydrothermal REE mineralization in the Sin Quyen deposit, northwestern Vietnam. Economic Geology, 113, 645-673.
  3. Li XC, Zhou MF, Chen WT, Zhao XF, and Tran MD, 2018. Uranium-lead dating of hydrothermal zircon and monazite from the Sin Quyen Fe-Cu-REE-Au-(U) deposit, northwestern Vietnam. Mineralium Deposita, 53, 399-416.
  4. Li XC, Zhao JH, Zhou MF, Gao JF, Sun WH and Tran MD, 2018. Neoproterozoic granitoids from the Phan Si Pan belt, Northwest Vietnam: Implication for the tectonic linkage between Northwest Vietnam and the Yangtze Block. Precambrian Research, 309, 212-230.
  5. Li XC, Zhou MF, Yang YH, Zhao XF and Gao JF, 2018. Disturbance of the Sm-Nd isotopic system by metasomatic alteration: a case study of fluorapatite from the Sin Quyen Cu-LREE-Au deposit, Vietnam. American Mineralogist,103, 1487-1496.
  6. Li XC and Zhou MF, 2017. Hydrothermal alteration of monazite-(Ce) and chevkinite-(Ce) from the Sin Quyen Fe-Cu-LREE-Au deposit, northwestern Vietnam. American Mineralogist, 102, 1525-1541.
  7. Li XC, and Zhou MF, 2015. Multiple stages of hydrothermal REE remobilization recorded in fluorapatite in the Paleoproterozoic Yinachang Fe-Cu-(REE) deposit, Southwest China. Geochimica et CosmochimicaActa, 166, 53–73.
  8. Li XC, Zhao XF, Zhou MF, Chen WT, and Chu ZY, 2015. Fluid inclusion and isotopic constraints on the origin of the Paleoproterozoic Yinachang Fe-Cu-(REE) deposit, Southwest China. Economic Geology, 110, 1339-1369.
  9. Li XC, Fan HR, Santosh M., Hu FF, Yang KF, Lan TG, 2013. Hydrothermal alteration associated with Mesozoic granite-hosted gold mineralization at the Sanshandao deposit, Jiaodong gold province, China. Ore Geology Reviews, 53, 403-421.
  10. Li XC, Fan HR, Santosh M., Hu FF, Yang KF, Lan TG, Liu YS and Yang YH, 2012. An evolving magma chamber within extending lithosphere: An integrated geochemical, isotopic and zircon U-Pb geochronological study of the Gushan granite, eastern North China Craton. Journal of Asian Earth Science, 50, 27-43.
  11. Zhao XF, Chen WT, Li XC, Zhou MF, 2019. Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits in China: A Review and Perspectives on Ore Genesis. Society of Economic Geologists, Special Publication, 22, 553580.
  12. Yang KF, Fan HR, Pirajno F, Li XC, 2019. The Bayan Obo giant REE accumulation conundrum elucidated by intense magmatic differentiation of carbonatite. Geology, 47, 1198–1202.
  13. Qiu WJ, Zhou MF, Li XC, Williams-Jones AE, Yuan HL, 2018. The Genesis of the Giant Dajiangping SEDEX-Type Pyrite Deposit, South China. Economic Geology, 113, 1419-1446.
  14. Zhao XF, Zhou MF, Su ZK, Li XC, Chen WT, Li JW, 2017. Geology, Geochronology, and Geochemistry of the Dahongshan Fe-Cu-(Au-Ag) Deposit, Southwest China: Implications for the Formation of Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits in Intracratonic Rift Settings. Economic Geology, 112, 603-628.
  15. Zeng LP, Zhao XF, Li XC, Hu H., McFarlane C, 2016. In situ elemental and isotopic analysis of fluorapatite from the Taocun magnetite-apatite deposit, Eastern China: Constraints on fluid metasomatism. American Mineralogist, 101, 2468-2483.
  16. Su ZK, Zhao XF, Li XC, Zhou MF, 2016. Using elemental and boron isotopic compositions of tourmaline to tracefluid evolutions of IOCG systems: The worldclass Dahongshan Fe-Cu deposit in SW China. Chemical Geology, 441, 265-279.
  17. Chen WT, Zhou MF, Li XC, Gao JF, Hou KJ, 2015. In-situ LA-ICP-MS trace elemental analyses of magnetite: Cu-(Au, Fe) deposits in the Khetri copper belt in Rajasthan Province, NW India. Ore Geology Reviews, 65, 929-939.
  18. Huang W., van Hinsbergen DJJ, Dekkers MJ, Garzanti E, Dupont-Nivet G, Lippert PC, Li XC, Maffone M, Langereis CG, Hu X, Guo Z, KappP, 2015. Paleolatitudes of the Tibetan Himalaya from primary and secondary magnetizations of Jurassic to Lower Cretaceoussedimentary rocks, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 77-100.
  19. Huang WT, Dupont-Nivet G, Lippert PC, van Hinsbergen DJJ, Dekkers MJ, GuoZJ, Waldrip R, Li XC, Zhang XR, Liu DD, and Kapp P, 2015. Can a primary remanence be retrieved from partiallyremagnetized Eocene volcanic rocks in the Nanmulin Basin (Southern Tibet) to date the IndiaAsia collision? Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120, 42-66.
  20. Chu ZY, Guo JH, Yang YH, Qi L, Chen L, Li XC, Gao JF, 2012. Evaluation of sample dissolution method for Sm-Nd isotopic analysis ofscheelite. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 27,
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