Porphyry copper prospect in Nei Mongol, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Solonker (142pCu8501)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Nei Mongol
Geographic location 106.328, 41.2226
Geologic map unit 106.328, 41.2226
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~490–390 Ma (Caledonian orogeny) to ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Associated rocks monzodiorite, quartz monzonite, monzonite, andesite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Paleozoic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Was producing 130 t ore per day, with an average grade of 1.2% Cu and 1 to 1.5g/t Au. Deep-seated porphyry Cu-Au deposit possible. Nearby Oblaga Cu-Au skarn small-scale mining in 1987. Recently abandoned. Was Ivanhoe prospect in 2003, but no mention since. Skarn related.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Sen and others (2005); Williams and others (unpub. data)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)