Bunkhan Khudag

Porphyry copper prospect in Dornogovi, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Gun Sain Khudag I, Ulaan Tolgoi Bulag
Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Included sites Gun Sain Khudag I, Ulaan Tolgoi Bulag
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Dornogovi
Geographic location 107.9284, 44.1826
Geologic map unit 107.9284, 44.1826
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 island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Two prospects were grouped with this prospect (Bunkhan Khudag). The original location for Bunkhan Khudag was (44.199999, 107.883332). The original location for both Gun Sain Khudag I and Ulaan Tolgoi Bulag was 44.199999, 107.933332. Was an Ivanhoe target with anomalous Au chip samples in 2004.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Nokleberg and others (1999); Dejidmaa and others (2002)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Dejidmaa, G., Bujinlkham, B., Ganbaatar, T., Oyuntuya, N., Enkhtuya, B., Eviihuu, A., and Monkh-Erdene, N., 2002, Distribution map of mineral deposits and occurrences in Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Mineral Resources Authority, Geologic Information Center, 540 p., 12 sheets, scale 1:1,000,000.
Nokleberg, W.J., Naumova, V.V., Kuzmin, M.I., and Bounaeva, T.V., eds., 1999, Preliminary publications book 1 from project on mineral resources, metallogenesis, and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-165, 6 p. and digital data, CD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-165/.)