Porphyry copper prospect in Sühbaatar, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Virgin
Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Sühbaatar
Geographic location 112.119, 45.2501
Geologic map unit 112.119, 45.2501
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
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Active prospect 2004–2011; drilling has confirmed porphyry-related mineralization and alteration.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Erdene Resource Development Corp. (2011a); Erdene Resource Development Corp. (2011b); InfoMine (2005?)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)