Khul Morit

Porphyry copper prospect in Bayanhongor, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names KM
Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Included sites Cughur, Aranjin, Gaans, Gaans North, Zam Duguukh
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Bayanhongor
Geographic location 98.3649, 43.9789
Geologic map unit 98.3649, 43.9789
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals azurite, chalcocite, malachite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments 116 m at 2.4% Cu, 7.2 g/t Ag from 30 m; 75 m at 2.4% Cu, 5.7 g/t Ag from 48 m; 34 m at 3.4% Cu, 14.7 g/t Ag from 92 m from Voyager Resources (2013). Intercepts: 168 m of 0.75% Cu and 5.4 g/t Ag from 76 m; 140 m of 0.6% Cu 5.3 g/t Ag from 4 m, including 62 m at 0.9% Cu & 7.7g/t Ag from 16 m, & 18 m at 1% Cu and 6.5g/t Ag from 16 m; 80 m of 0.8% Cu & 10.3g/t Ag from 60 m to end of hole. Intercepts include 30 m at 1.4% Cu and 21.9g/t Ag from 68 m. Aranjin prospect (43.9843, 98.3520): comprises 4 large outcrops of quartz tourmaline breccia; rock chip sampling has returned up to 2% copper; 29 reverse circulation holes, 3 diamond holes and 3 diamond core tailed reverse circulation holes completed. Cughur prospect (43.9776 N latitude and 98.3458 E longitude): fault-repeat mineralization to NE; 50 m at 0.82% Cu and 1.87g/t Ag from 6 m, within 200 m of core mineralization; 41 reverse circulation, 12 diamond core and 16 diamond core tailed reverse circulation holes completed. Exploration targets of between 50–150 Mt at 0.8-1.5% Cu in hydrothermal breccias (not including larger copper porphyry stock targets). Tourmaline breccia with Cu mineralization; mineralization over 4 km of strike length; large IP anomaly.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Voyager Resources Ltd. (2011b); Voyager Resources Ltd. (2012a); Voyager Resources Ltd. (2013); Voyager Resources (2012b); Intierra (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)