Porphyry copper prospect in Nei Mongol, China

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Lurgan, Elegen, Whu Shu Er Ga Shun
Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Nei Mongol
Geographic location 99.0418, 42.3794
Geologic map unit 99.0418, 42.3794
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 332Ma
Age determination method Re-Os molybdenite
Age range 332.0 ±9.0 Ma
Age reference Nie and others (2005)
Minerals chalcopyrite, molybdenite
Associated rocks monzodiorite, granodiorite porphyry, granite, rhyodacite, andesite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Mo, Cu, Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Became an Ivanhoe Mines/Inner Mongolia Bureau of Geology Cu-Au porphyry exploration project in 2005. Drill pads, trenches, and exploration workings visible.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Nie and others (2005); Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (2005)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)