Zushimiao Formation

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Zushimiao Formation
Type Geological Formation
Region Henan Province
CountryFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China

The Zushimiao Formation is located in Xichuan County, Henan province and contains carbonaceous and siliceous slate with interbeds of coal seams. [1]

Xichuan County County in Henan, Peoples Republic of China

Xichuan County is a county in the southwest of Henan province, China, bordering the provinces of Hubei to the south and Shaanxi to the northwest. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Nanyang.

Henan Province

Henan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. Henan is often referred to as Zhongyuan or Zhongzhou (中州) which literally means "central plain land" or "midland", although the name is also applied to the entirety of China proper. Henan is the birthplace of Chinese civilization with over 3,000 years of recorded history, and remained China's cultural, economical, and political center until approximately 1,000 years ago.

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