Bayan Kharaat

Porphyry copper prospect in Selenge, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Bayankharaat
Tract name Erdenet (142pCu8508a)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Selenge
Geographic location 106.2448, 49.8003
Geologic map unit 106.2448, 49.8003
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Active prospect 2004–2011, limited information; this project was aquired by Erdenet Gold Inc. from Gallant Minerals Ltd. In 2005 (Erdene Gold Inc., 2006). Ground magnetic and gradient survey (2005) show very strong NE–SW and NW–SE trending linear features which intersect strong alteration and associated Cu mineralization. Two target areas of coincident silicification, sericite/pyrite alteration and elevated Cu in soil and chargeablitiy outlined. Target areas in the NE–SW trending structure in the granite porphyry in SW Central area and in felsic volcanics in the W central area.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Nokleberg and others (1999); Dejidmaa and others (2002); Erdene Gold Inc. (2006); Erdene Resource Development Corp. (2011a)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)