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 90.6808, 45.3581
Geologic map unit 90.6808, 45.3581
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Carboniferous
Age reference Lui and others (2005)
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments 0.55–3.98% Cu; 0.98 g/t Au. Orogenic porphyry-type sub-categories. East Junggar system basin Paleozoic convergent arc, the wave shell transition [translation uncertain], carboniferous calc-alkaline construction of shallow intrusive rocks, lens, vein orebodies, 20–250m long, 5–30m thick. Small.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Lui and others (2005)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Lui Dequan, Tang Yanling, and Zhou Ruhong, 2005, Copper deposits and nickel deposits in Xinjiang, China: Geological Publishing House, 360 p. [In Chinese.]