Zhang Hongrui


Details of the Faculty or Staff

Dr. Zhang Hongrui


Address: Institute of Geology,Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

No. 26 Baiwanzhuang Road,

Xicheng District, Beijing100037, P.R. China

                     Email: zhanghr@yeah.net

Mobile phone: +86-13581620980

Education Experience

09/2007 – 06/2010 Ph.D. degree

Petro., Miner., Min., Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, China

     Supervisor: Prof. Zengqian Hou

09/2004 – 06/2007 Master degree

Structure Geology, Chang’an University, China 

     Supervisor: Prof. Gangfeng Wei

09/2000 – 06/2004 Bachelor Degree

Resource Prospecting Engineering, Chang’an University, China 

Professional Experience

2014– 2015 Visiting scholar James Cook University;

2014 – Research Associate Professor Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

     - Tectonic evolution and metallogeny of the Tethyan metallogenic domain

- Leader of project on metallogeny of Zagros area;

2010 – 2013  Research Assistant Professor Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

 - Structural controls on mineralization 

- Leader of project on Dongmozhazhua Pb-Zn deposit 

Research interests

  • Structural controls on Pb-Zn-Au-Cu mineralization in the Tibetan Plateau

  • Tectonic evolution of the Paleo-Tethys

  •  Metallogeny of collisional orogeny: Himalayan-Tibetan and Zagros-Tethyan orogenic belt 

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

2016 First prize of science and technology progress, Ministry of Land and Resources of China;

2015 First prize of science and technology progress, Ministry of Land and Resources of China;

2014 First prize of geological survey achievement, China Geological Survey;

2013 Youth Scientific and Technological Award,  Institute of Geology, CAGS;

2010 Ten science and technology progress, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences;

Excellent student Award, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences;

2007 Excellent Master Dissertation, Chang’an University;

         Advanced individual in social practice, Chang’an University.

Scientific Research Projects

(1)2016-2020 Tectonic controls on orogenic Au deposits of the Tibetan Platau. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology of China ($200,000);

(2)2016-2018 Comparison of the metallogeny of Sanjiang, Gandese and Zagros orogenic system. Funded by China Geological Survey ($300,000);

(3)2015-2018 Coupling between deformation and fluid flow in the Baiyangping ore-producing hydrothermal system, Sanjiang area. Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) ($200,000);

(4)2012-2015 Tectonic Settings and Main Mineral Deposits in the Tethyan Metallogenic Province in Western Asia. Funded by China Geological Survey ($700,000);

(5)2012-2014 Internal structure of reverse fault and its control on the formation of hydrothermal deposits in the shallow crust: A case study from Domozhazhua Pb-Zn deposit, North-central Tibet. Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) ($40,000);

(6)2011-2012 Structural controls on carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn mineralization in the Dongmozhazhua deposit, North-central Tibet. Funded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Research Institutes ($40,000).


Full Papers:

     1. Hong-Rui Zhang, Tian-Nan Yang, Zeng-Qian Hou, Yu-Cai Song, Ying-Chao Liu, Zhu-Sen Yang, Shi-Hong Tian. 2017. Structural controls on carbonate-hosted Pb–Zn mineralization in the Dongmozhazhua deposit, central Tibet. Ore Geology Reviews, Doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.02.008.

     2. Hongrui Zhang, Tiannan Yang, Zengqian Hou,Yeke Bian. 2016. Devonian Nb-enriched basalts and andesites of north-central Tibet: Evidence for the early subduction of the Paleo-Tethyan oceanic crust beneath the North Qiangtang Block. Tectonophysics 682, 96-107.

     3. Zengqian Hou*, Hongrui Zhang*. 2015. Geodynamics and metallogeny of the eastern ethyan metallogenic domain. Ore Geology Reviews 70, 346-384 (*corresponding author).

     4. Hongrui Zhang, Tiannan Yang, Zengqian Hou, Jingwu Jia, Maode Hu, Jinwei Fan, Mengning Dai, Kejun Hou. 2015. Paleocene adakitic porphyry in the northern Qiangtang area, north-central Tibet: Evidence for early uplift of the Tibetan Plateau. Lithos 212-215, 45-58.

     5. Hongrui Zhang, Zengqian Hou. 2015. Pattern and Process of Continent-Continent Collision Orogeny: A Case Study of the Tethys Collisional Orogen. Acta Geologica Sinica, 89(9):1539-1559 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     6. Hongrui Zhang, Zengqian Hou. 2015. Tectonic Evolution and Metallogeny of Zagros, Iran. Acta Geologica Sinica, 89(9):1560-1572 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     7. Hu Maode, Zhang Hongrui*, Jia Jingwu, Liu Yuyuan. 2015. Structural control, oxygen and carbon isotope, and REE geochemistry of Liziping Pb-Zn ore deposit, Lanping Basin, Yunnan Province. Mineral Deposits, 34(5):1057-1071 (in Chinese with English abstract) (*corresponding author).

     8. Zhang Hongrui, Yang Tiannan, Hou Zengqian, Hu Maode, Fan Jinwei, Xue Wanwen, Zhang Yubao. 2015 Internal structure of fault zone and its control on mineralization: Dongmozhazhua Pb-Zn deposit, southern Qinghai Province. Mineral Deposits, 34(2): 261-272 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     9. Jia Jingwu, Zhang Hongrui*, Hu Maode. 2014. The progress in the study of vein Pb-Zn-Cu-Ag polymetalic epithermal deposits. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica, 33, 726-746 (in Chinese with English abstract) (*corresponding author).

     10. Hong-Rui Zhang, Tian-Nan Yang, Zeng-Qian Hou, Yu-Cai Song, Yan Ding, Xian-Feng Cheng. 2013. Petrogenesis and tectonics of late Permian felsic volcanic rocks, eastern Qiangtang block, north-central Tibet: Sr and Nd isotopic evidence. International Geology Review, 55(8): 1017-1028.

     11. Zhang HR, Yang TN, Hou ZQ, Song YC, Yang ZS, Tian SH, Liu YC and Wang FC. 2013. Structural deformations in the Dongmozhazhua deposit, northern segment of the Sanjiang belt. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 29(4): 1145-1155 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     12. Zhang HR, Yang TN, Hou ZQ, Song YC, Cheng XF, Ding Y, Chen W, Hou KJ. 2013. Chronology and geochemistry of mylonitic quartz diorites in the Yushu mélange, central Tibet. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 29 (11): 3871-3882 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     13. Zhang HR, Yang ZM, Song YC. 2013. The study progress of Sar Cheshmeh Cu-Mo-Au deposit, Iran. Geological Science and Technology Information, 32(5): 173-179 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     14. Zhang HR, Hou ZQ, Yang ZS, Jia JW, Hu MD. 2013. The Muslim Bagh chromite deposit in Pakistan. Mineral Deposits, 32(5): 1072-1074 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     15. Zhang HongRui, Yang TianNan, Song YuCai, Hou ZengQian, Yang ZhuSen, Tian ShiHong, Liu YingChao, Li Liansong, Wang GuiRen, Wang YuanKui, Liu Qun. 2012. The discovery of a paleo-karst type lead-zinc deposit in central Tibet and its significance: A case study of Chaqupacha deposit. Mineral Deposits, 31(3): 449-458 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     16. Zhang Hong-rui, Yang Tian-nan, Hou Zeng-qian, Song Yu-cai, Wang Yuan-kui, Liu Qun. 2011. Structural controls on lead–zinc mineralization in the Chaqupacha deposit, Northern Segment of the Sanjiang area. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica, 30(3):463-474 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     17. Zhang, H., Hou, Z., Yang, Z., 2010. Metallogenesis and geodynamics of Tethyan metallogenic domain: A review. Mineral Deposits, 29(1): 113-133 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     18. Zhang, H.R., Hou, Z.Q., Yang, T.N., Song, Y.C., Li, Z., Wang, Z.L., Wang, X.H., Wang, Y.K., and Liu, Q., 2010, Subduction-related quartz syenite porphyries in the eastern Qiangtang terrane, Qinghai-Xizang Plateau: Constraints from geochemical analyses: Geological Review, 56: 403–412 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     19. Zhang Hong-rui, Wei Gang-feng, Li Yong-jun, Du Zhi-gang, Chai De-liang. 2010. The Carboniferous lithological association and tectonic evolution of the Dananhu arc in the Eastern Tianshan Mountains. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica, 29(1):1-14.

     20. Zhang, H., Hou, Z., Song, Y., Li, Z., Yang, Z., Wang, Z., Wang, X., 2009. The Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Porphyry Copper Deposits in the Eastern Tethyan Metallogenic Domain: A Review. Acta Geologica Sinica, 83(12): 1818-1837 (in Chinese with English abstract).


     21. Yang Tiannan, Zhang Hongrui, Liu Yingchao, Wang Zhaolin, Song Yucai, Yang Zhusen, Tian Shiyong, Xie Hangqiang, and Hou Kejun 2011. Permo-Triassic arc magmatism in central Tibet: Evidence from zircon U-Pb geochronology, Hf isotopes, rare earth elements, and bulk geochemistry. Chemical Geology, 284(3-4): 270-282 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     22. Hou Z, Zhang H, Pan X, Yang Z. 2011. Porphyry Cu (–Mo–Au) deposits related to melting of thickened mafic lower crust: Examples from the eastern Tethyan metallogenic domain. Ore Geology Reviews, 39(1): 21-45.

     23. Liu Y C, Hou Z Q, Yang Z S, Tian S H, Yang T N, Song Y C, Zhang H R, Carranza E J M. 2011. Formation of the Dongmozhazhua Pb–Zn Deposit in the Thrust‐Fold Setting of the Tibetan Plateau, China: Evidence from Fluid Inclusion and Stable Isotope Data. Resource Geology, 61(4): 384-406.

     24. Yang T.-N., Hou Z.-Q., Wang Y., Zhang H.-R., Wang Z.-L.. 2012. Late Paleozoic to Early Mesozoic tectonic evolution of northeast Tibet. TECTONICS, VOL. 31, TC4004, doi:10.1029/2011TC003044.

     25. Hu MD, Zhang HR, Jia JW. 2013. New research on the genesis of Sungun porphyry Cu-Mo deposit in Iran. Geological Science and Technology Information, 32(5): 180-187 (in Chinese with English abstract).

     26. Yang T.-N., Liang M.-J., Fan J.-W., Shi P.-L., Zhang H.-R., Hou Z.-H.. 2014. Paleogene sedimentation, volcanism, and deformation in eastern Tibet: Evidence from structures, geochemistry, and zircon U-Pb dating in the Jianchuan Basin, SW China. Gondwana Research, 26, 521-535.

      27. T. N. Yang, Y. Ding, H. R. Zhang, J. W. Fan, M. J. Liang, X. H. Wang. 2014. Two-phase subduction and subsequent collision defines the Paleotethyan tectonics of the southeastern Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from zircon U–Pb dating, geochemistry, and structural geology of the Sanjiang orogenic belt, southwest China. GSA Bulletin, 126, 1654-1682.

     28. YingChao Liu, ZhuSen Yang, ShiHong Tian, YuCai Song, HongRui Zhang. 2015. Fluid origin of fluorite-rich carbonate-hosted Pb–Zn mineralization of the Himalayan–Zagros collisional orogenic system: A case study of the Mohailaheng deposit, Tibetan Plateau, China. Ore Geology Reviews, 70, 546-561.

     29. Yucai Song, Tiannan Yang, Hongrui Zhang, Yingchao Liu, Hongda Hao, Zheng Li. 2015. The Chaqupacha Mississippi Valley-type Pb–Zn deposit, central Tibet: Ore formation in a fold and thrust belt of the India–Asia continental collision zone. Ore Geology Reviews, 70, 533-545.

     30. Wang X-H, Hou Z-Q, Song Y-C, Zhang H-R. 2015. Geological, fluid inclusion and isotopic studies of the Baiyangping Pb–Zn–Cu–Ag polymetallic deposit, Lanping basin, Yunnan province, China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 111: 853-871.

Reviewed extended abstracts / abstracts for major meetings

     1. Zhang H, Yang T, Hou Z, Song Y, Liu Y, Wang X, Yang Z, Tian S, Wang Y, Liu Q. 2011. Dissolution-collapse breccias in the Chaqupacha carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn deposit, Central Tibet. 11th SGA Biennial Meeting: Let's Talk Ore Deposits. Antofagasta, Chile. p. 787-789.

     2. Hongrui Zhang. 2011. Tectonic framework and some important deposit types in east Tethyside domain: a preliminary synthesis, IGCP/600 meeting, Beijing, China.

     3. Hongrui ZHANG, Tiannan YANG, Zengqian HOU, Yucai SONG, Yingchao LIU, Zhusen YANG, Shihong TIAN. 2012. Internal structure of fault zone and its control on mineralization: Dongmozhazhua Pb-Zn deposit, central Tibet. 34th International Geological Congress. A1819.

     4. Hongrui Zhang, Tiannan Yang, Zengqian Hou, Yucai Song, Yingchao Liu Zhusen Yang, Shihong Tian Fuchun Wang, Wanwen Xue, Yubao Zhang. 2013. Structural controls on carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn mineralization in the Dongmozhazhua deposit, central Tibet. in Erik Jonsson et al. eds. Mineral deposit research for a high-tech world. 12th SGA Biennial Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden. Proceedings, Volume 3, 1487-1490.

     5. Hongrui Zhang, Zengqian Hou. Tectonic evolution and metallogeny of the Zagros orogen. 2013. Acta Mineralogica Sinica, 33(Z2), 1084.

      6. Hou Zengqian and Zhang Hongrui. 2014. Geodynamics and Metallogeny of the Eastern Tethyan Metallogenic Domain. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition). 88(S2), 903. the 14th Quadrennial International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits Symposium, Kunming, China, 19 to 22, August 2014