Porphyry copper prospect in Xinjiang, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xinjiang
Geographic location 89.2245, 46.857
Geologic map unit 89.2245, 46.857
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 327.1Ma
Age determination method Re-Os molybdenite
Age range 327.1 ±2.9 Ma (Re-Os molybdenite); 329.2 ±8.2 Ma (U-Pb zircon)
Age reference Wang, Wang and others (2010)
Minerals chalcopyrite, marcasite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks diorite, granodiorite, monzogranite porphyry
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu zone below Mo zone.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Wang, Wang and others (2010); Zhang and others (2011)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)