Sharchuluut Uul

Porphyry copper prospect in Bulgan, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Erdenet (142pCu8508a)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Bulgan
Geographic location 103.7639, 49.1909
Geologic map unit 103.7639, 49.1909
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 continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo, Au, Ag, Ba
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Up to 0.42% Cu in lithocap samples. Advanced argillic altered area is 7 km² and may represent a high-sulfidation lithocap above a porphyry Cu system. Andalusite in alteration assemblage implies deep exhumation. New exploration in 2012 by Xanadu Mines Ltd. Within Mogoin Gol license.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Xanadu Mines Ltd. (2011b); Xanadu Mines Ltd. (2012a)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)