Porphyry molybdenum-tungsten prospect in Dornod, Mongolia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Avdartolgoi
Tract name Manchuride (142pCu8509)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mongolia
State or province Dornod
Geographic location 114.840205, 49.672135
Geologic map unit 114.840205, 49.672135
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry molybdenum-tungsten
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Middle Jurassic–Late Jurassic
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals bismuthinite, boulangerite, chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, scheelite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite/tennantite
Associated rocks explosive breccia
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Middle Jurassic–Late Jurassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Deposit is localized in eastern part of the Ulz granite stock of Jurassic age, in explosive breccia pipe. Breccia pipe is formed in the final stage of the Ulz gol granite. Resource in well-explored part estimated as 5,237 t with average grade of 0.07% Mo. NW-oriented dike swarm. Dikes are granodiorite porphyry, syenite porphyry; andesite - basalt also present. Exploration.
Study area name East Asia Mesozoic
References Ariunbileg and others (1999); Dejidmaa and others (2002); Singer and others (2008); Nokleberg and others (2003)
Site reference Ludington, Mihalasky, and others (2012)
Ariunbileg, S., Badarch, G., Berzin, N.A., Bulgatov, A.N., Chimed, N., Deikunenko, A.V., Dejidmaa, G., Diggles, M.F., Distanov, E.G., Dorjgotov, D., Gerel, O., Gordienko, I.V., Gotovsuren, A., Hwang, Duk-Hwan, Khanchuk, A.I., Koch, R.D., Miller, R.J., Nokleberg, W.J., Obolenskiy, A.A., Ogasawara, M., Orolmaa, D., Oxman, V.S., Parfenov, L.M., Popeko, L.I., Prokopiev, A.V., Smelov, A.P., Sotnikov, V.I., Sudo, S., Timofeev, V.F., Tret'yakov, F.F., Vernikovsky, V.A., Ye, Mao, and Zadgenizov, A.P., 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, CD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-165/.)
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.
Nokleberg, W.J., Bounaeva, T.M., Miller, R.J., Seminskiy, Z.V., and Diggles, M.F. eds., 2003, Significant metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous lode deposits, and selected placer districts of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-220, 422 p., CD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-220/.)Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.