Porphyry copper prospect in Sühbaatar, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Sühbaatar
Geographic location 116.162, 45.9488
Geologic map unit 116.162, 45.9488
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, galena, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks granite, diorite, granite porphyry
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Grades: 0.35–0.78% Cu.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Zeng and others (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)