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Nanling

(nän`līng`), mountain range of Guangdong and Hunan prov. and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, S China; rises to c.6,900 ft (2,100 m). The Nanling form the geographical boundary between central and S China. They separate the Chang and Xi drainage basins, protect S China from cold northern air masses, and divide the Cantonese civilization and linguistic area from that of central China. The mountains lie in parallel ridges that hinder north-south travel.
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According to People's Daily Online, these statues are a lot more in number and a lot older than the Qin Terracotta Warriors found in the depths of the Nanling Mountains located in Dao County of Yongzhou City.
It is in the Nanling Mountains, which also hold numerous other important deposits, including Shizhuyuan and Yaogangxian.
The roads in the Nanling Mountains are extremely narrow, curving, and for the most part not very firm; motorists are advised to use four-wheel-drive vehicles.
One of the deposits classified as belonging to the "polymetallic sulfide" type, and greatly enriched in tin, is Xianghualing, in the Nanling Mountains, about 80 km southwest of Chenzhou in Linwu County--a region rich in ore deposits.
In the Nanling Mountains in the southern part of the province of Hunan, not far from the border with Guangdong, lies the huge Yaogangxian tungsten mine--about 50 km southeast of the prefectural capital of Chenzhou, in Yizhang County.