Ulan Khud

Porphyry copper prospect in Ömnögovi, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Airport North Discovery, Ulaan Khud
Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Ömnögovi
Geographic location 106.9066, 43.1244
Geologic map unit 106.9066, 43.1244
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 361.4Ma
Age determination method U-Pb zircon
Age range 361.4 ±3.7 Ma
Age reference Khashgerel and others (2009)
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks quartz monzodiorite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Devonian–Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Grades of 0.2% Cu, 0.2% Mo. Prospect ~15 km NNE of Oyu Tolgoi, 2 km² area Cu mineralization. Permian Khanbogd pluton appears to hornfels (gar, cpx, act, ep, chl, pyrrh) and cut off prospect at depth.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Khashgerel and others (2009); Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (2010b); Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (2011)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)