Ovotiin Khar

Porphyry copper prospect in Ömnögovi, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 8204
Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Ömnögovi
Geographic location 106.05, 44.0167
Geologic map unit 106.05, 44.0167
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 Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Ag, Zn, As
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Designated as a porphyry Cu by Nokleberg and others (1999); as a granitoid-related Au by Dejidmaa and others (2002). Might actually be a skarn or greisen. Deposit Ovoot Hyar located approximately 4 km NW, unclear if they are the same occurrence.
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/.)