Zuukhin gol

Porphyry copper prospect in Bulgan, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Zoohiin gol, Zookhyngol, Zuilin gol
Tract name Erdenet (142pCu8508a)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Bulgan
Geographic location 104.2263, 49.2149
Geologic map unit 104.2263, 49.2149
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals alunite, bornite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, galena, goethite, hematite, kaolinite, limonite, magnetite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrophyllite, sericite, sphalerite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Grade of 0.086% Cu. The name of the deposit, Zuukhin gol, is from JICA-JOGMEC (2004). Stockwork is 2.0 km by 2.2 km.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Nokleberg and others (1999); Dejidmaa and others (2002); Warren J. Nokleberg (written commun., 2006); JICA-JOGMEC (2004)
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.
JICA-JOGMEC, 2004, Report on the mineral exploration in the western Erdenet area, Mongolia consolidated report: Tokyo, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JICA-JOGMEC), 162 p., 2 plates.
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/.)