The sedimentary carbonate-hosted giant Bayan Obo REE-Fe-Nb ore deposit of inner Mongolia, China: A cornerstone example for giant polymetallic ore deposits of hydrothermal origin

Online link http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/b2143/
Description Detailed geological and geochemical studies of this large deposit provided evidence for the origin and characteristics favorable for its formation and parameters necessary for defining giant polymetallic deposits of hydrothermal origin.
Originators Chao, E. C. T.; Back, Judith M.; Minkin, J. A.; Tatsumoto, M.; Junwen, Wang; Conrad, James E.; and McKee, Edwin H.
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin B-2143

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