Bayan Ovoo

Porphyry copper prospect in Ömnögovi, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Oyu Tolgoi (142pCu8506)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Ömnögovi
Geographic location 106.1452, 43.062
Geologic map unit 106.1452, 43.062
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, malachite, pyrite
Associated rocks andesite, basalt
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Circular area of alteration (limonite and silicification) with anomalous copper and gold values in grab samples. Two drill holes encountered weak copper mineralization.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Cinits and Parker (2007)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Cinits, Robert, and Parker, Harry, 2007, Lookout Hill project, Mongolia: National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report, 195 p. (Available for download at