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Hao Hu

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Honors and Titles : 地大学者—青年拔尖人才
Gender : Male
Date of Birth : 1987-08-17
Alma Mater : 中国地质大学(武汉)
Education Level : Doctoral Degree in Education
Degree : 博士学位
Status : Employed
School/Department : 地质过程与矿产资源国家重点实验室
Date of Employment : 2015-06-06
Discipline : mineral resource prospecting and exploration Mineralogy, Petrology, and Economic Geology Geochemistry
Business Address : 地质过程与矿产资源国家重点实验室450
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Hao Hu

Affiliation:   Faculty of Earth Resources, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Address: Lumo Road 388, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei Province 430074,China

Email: hhu@cug.edu.cn



2005.09-2009.06: BSc majoring in Economic Geology, Faculty of Earth Resources, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). The BSc thesis is entitled “geochronology and geochemistry of the Mogou alkaline syenite complex in the southern margin of the North China Craton, with implications for regional Mo mineralization”.

2009.09-2011.06: MSc in Economic Geology (supervisor: Prof. Jian-Wei Li), Faculty of Earth Resources, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). The research work was concentrated on the genesis of the late Mesozoic skarn iron deposits and related intrusions in the southern North China Craton.

2011.09-2015.06: PhD program in Economic Geology (supervisor: Prof. Jian-Wei Li), Faculty of Earth Resources, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). The project is entitled “Age, nature, and genesis of skarn Fe-Cu deposits in the Daye District, NE Yangtze Craton,  SouthChina

2015.06-2019.12: Research scientist, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.

2019.12-present: Associate professor, GPMR, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

Research interests

q Geochronology of magmatic and mineralizing processes

q Petrogenesis of igneous rocks and its bearing on mineralization

q Kiruna and skarn iron deposits

q Ore genesis based on fluid inclusion, halogen systematics, and stable isotopes.

q Re-equilibration processes of magnetite in different types of deposits



1. Excellent PhD thesis, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), 2015.

2. Best Paper Award, International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits conference, 2014.

3. National scholarship, Ministry of Education, China, 2013

4. Hugh E. Mckinstry Fund, Society of Economic Geologist, 2013.

5. Third prize of Postgraduate Academic Forum, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), 2010.

6. Excellent Student Award, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), 2009.

7. Excellent BSc thesis, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), 2009.



Research Experiences

1. Geochronology and geochemistry of the Mogou alkaline intrusive complex, southern North China Craton, supported by large grant of Natural Science Foundation of China.

2. Origin of late Mesozoic Fe-Cu skarn deposits and related intrusions in the southern North China Craton, supported by large grant of Natural Science Foundation of China.

3. Genesis of high-grade Fe-Cu skarn deposits in the Daye District, NE Yangtze Craton, supported by the National Basic Research Program of China.

4. The Daye iron deposit, East China: the possible missing link between the Kiruna-type and skarn iron ores, supported by young scientist grant of Natural Science Foundation of China.




Yin Y, Hu H*, Deng XD, Harlov D, Li JW, Duan Z, Pan ZJ, Lentz D. 2024. The onset of fluid-induced alteration of fluorapatite in iron oxide-apatite deposits: Insights from fluorapatite and their monazite inclusions at the Heiyingshan iron deposit, Beishan Metallogenic Belt, Northwest China, Chemical Geology, 121998.

Han WW, Ren Z, Deng XD, Luo H, Yin Y, Zhang HF, Pan ZJ, Hu H*.2023. Genesis of submarine volcanic iron deposits in the Central Asian orogenic belt: Insights from the texture and chemical composition of magnetite from the Langwashan iron deposit in the Beishan orogenic belt, NW China. Ore Geology Reviews. 105730.

Sun Y, Hu H*, Ngo XD, Kynický J, Luo T, Deng XD, Li JW. 2023. Two episodes of carbonatite-related rare-earth element mineralization in the Nam Xe deposit, northwestern Vietnam: implications for ore genesis and regional metallogeny. Ore Geology Reviews. 105698.

Yao ZX, Ren Z, Han WW, Sun F., Dai JL, Duan Z, Zhang, HF, Gao XH, Hu, H*, 2024. Non-magmatic sulfur source of hydrothermal colloform pyrite: Insights from the Jinshandian iron skarn deposit, Daye district, eastern China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 259, 105907.

Hu H, Li JW, Harlov D, Lentz D, McFarlane C, Yang Y H. 2020. A genetic link between iron oxide-apatite and iron skarn mineralization in the Jinniu volcanic basin, Daye district, eastern China. GSA Bulletin. 899-917.

Hu H, Lentz D, Li JW, Mccarron T, Zhao XF, Hall D. 2015. Re-equilibration processes of magnetite from iron skarn deposits. Economic Geology. 110: 1-8.

Hu H, Li JW, Lentz D, Ren Z, Zhao XF, Deng XD, Hall D. 2014. Dissolution–reprecipitation process of magnetite from the Chengchao iron deposit: Insights into ore genesis and implication for in-situ chemical analysis of magnetite. Ore Geology Reviews. 57: 393-405

Hu H, Li JW, McFarlane CR, Luo Y, McCarron T. 2017. Textures, trace element compositions, and U–Pb ages of titanite from the Mangling granitoid pluton, East Qinling Orogen: Implications for magma mixing and destruction of the North China Craton. Lithos, 284:50-68.

Hu H, Li JW, McFarlane CR. 2017. Hydrothermal titanite from the Chengchao iron skarn deposit: temporal constraints on iron mineralization, and its potential as a reference material for titanite U–Pb dating. Mineralogy and Petrology, 111(4):593-608.

Li XC, Harlov DE, Zhou MF, Hu H. 2022. Metasomatic modification of Sr isotopes in apatite as a function of fluid chemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 323:123-40.

Zhou RJ, Wen G, Li JW, Jiang SY, Hu H, Deng XD, Zhao XF, Yan DR, Wei KT, Cai HA, Shang SC. 2022. Apatite chemistry as a petrogenetic–metallogenic indicator for skarn ore-related granitoids: an example from the Daye Fe–Cu–(Au–Mo–W) district, Eastern China. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 177(2):1-21.


Li, X.C., Harlov, D.E., Zhou, M.F. and Hu, H., 2021. Experimental investigation into the disturbance of the Sm-Nd isotopic system during metasomatic alteration of apatite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, online.

Chai M, Hu H, Li J, Du S, Hou L. 2021. The Paleozoic Huoshenmiao iron skarn deposit in the Tongbai area of North Qinling Orogen, China: Insights from garnet U-Pb dating and geological constraints. Science China Earth Sciences, 64(12):2172-89.

Zhang, Z., Li, H., Li, J., Song, X.Y., Hu, H., Li, L., Chai, F., Hou, T. and Xu, D., 2021. Geological settings and metallogenesis of high-grade iron deposits in China. Science China Earth Sciences, 1-25.

Wen, G., Zhou, R.J., Li, J.W., Chang, J., Hu, H., Yan, D.R., Wei, K.T. and Jin, S.G., 2020. Skarn metallogeny through zircon record: An example from the Daye Cu-Au-Fe-Mo district, eastern China. Lithos, 378, 05807.

He ZW, Zhang XC, Deng XD, Hu H, Li Y, Yu H M, Archer C, Li JW, Huang F, 2020. The behavior of Fe and S isotopes in porphyry copper systems: Constraints from the Tongshankou Cu-Mo deposit, Eastern China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 270, 61-83.

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 (11), 2468-2483.

Deng, X.D., Li, J.W., Zhao, X.F., Hu, Z.C., Hu, H., Selby, D. and de Souza, Z.S., 2013. U–Pb isotope and trace element analysis of columbite-(Mn) and zircon by laser ablation ICP–MS: Implications for geochronology of pegmatite and associated ore deposits. Chemical Geology, 344, pp.1-11.

Liu R, Li JW, Bi SJ, Hu H, Chen M, 2013. Magma mixing revealed from in situ zircon U–Pb–Hf isotope analysis of the Muhuguan granitoid pluton, eastern Qinling Orogen, China: implications for late Mesozoic tectonic evolution.  International Journal of Earth Sciences, 102 (6), 1583-1602.

Education Background

  • 2012.12 -- 2014.5

    加拿大新布鲁瑞克大学       geology       访问学者

  • 2009.9 -- 2014.12

    中国地质大学(武汉)       mineral resource prospecting and exploration       Faculty of Higher Institutions       Doctoral Degree in Engineering

  • 2005.9 -- 2009.6

    中国地质大学(武汉)       resource prospecting engineering       Undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree)       Bachelor's Degree

Work Experience

  • 2019.12 -- Now

    中国地质大学(武汉)      地质过程与矿产资源国家重点实验室      副研究员

  • 2016.10 -- 2018.10

    德国地学研究中心      博士后

  • 2015.6 -- 2019.12

    中国地质大学(武汉)      地质过程与矿产资源国家重点实验室      助理研究员

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