Porphyry copper prospect in Ömnögovi, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Tsakhir
Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Ömnögovi
Geographic location 102.9264, 43.1482
Geologic map unit 102.9264, 43.1482
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, magnetite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks breccia, feldspar porphyry, hornfels, monzodiorite, monzonite, sandstone, siltstone
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Chip samples: 1.84% Au, 0.43 g/t Au, >300 ppm Mo. Trench sampling: 18 m at 1.84% Cu and 0.43 g/t Au; drill intercept of 50 m at 1.0% Cu and 0.3 g/t Au. Porphyry copper prospect in southern Mongolia, 330 km west of Oyu Tolgoi. Discovered 2005 by AsiaGold Resources, renewed drilling by Voyager Resources in 2011, 2012.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Singer and others (2008); Voyager Resources Ltd. (2011a); Business Wire (2005a); SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd. (2007)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)