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Mongolia is, according to Wikipedia, divided into 21 aimags (provinces; pl. aymguud), which are in turn divided into 329 somons (districts). The capital Ulaanbaatar is administrated separately as a khot (municipality) with provincial status.
According to http://www.statoids.com/umn.html , Mongolia is divided into 18 aimags and four hotuud (municipalities; sing. hot).
See also the 'Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region' in China.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
270 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 3 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.
Rock Types Recorded
Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!
Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Metamorphic rock
- Lunar, meteorite and other extra-terrestrial rock and sediment
GeochronologyMineralization age: Phanerozoic : 373 ± 1.2 Ma to 239.6 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
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Localities in this Region
- ⭔Arhangay Aimag
- Bajan Cogto
- ⭔Bayan Ölgiy Aimag
- ⭔Bayanhongor Aimag
- ⭔Bulgan Aimag
- ⭔Darhan-Uul Municipality
- ⭔Dornod Aimag
- ⭔Dornogovi Aimag
- Dulaan Uul Uranium deposit
- ⭔Erdene Sum
- Gobi Desert
- Har-Ayrak (Khar-Airag)
- Unchzhul massif
- Zoovch Ovoo Uranium deposit
- ⭔Dundgovi Aimag
- ⭔Dzavhan Aimag (Zavkhan Aimag)
- Gobi Desert
- ⭔Govi-Altay Aimag (Govi-Altai Aimag; Gobi-Altay Aimag)
- ⭔Govisumber Municipality (Govisümber Municipality)
- ⭔Hovd Aimag (Khovd Aimag)
- Hovd Aimag (Khovd Aimag)
- ⭔Hövsgöl Aimag (Khövsgöl Aimag)
- ⭔Khentii Aimag (Hentiy Aimag)
- Bayan Suma
- ⭔Binder Soum
- Hutag Ull Ord
- Umundelger Somon
- ⭔Ömnögovi Aimag
- Bayan Khoshuu
- Khurimt Khudag
- Khurun Khad
- Öldzeyte Suma
- Omnot Olgii
- Shara Hulasa Hiid
- ⭔Orhon Aimag (Orkhon Aimag)
- ⭔Övörhangay Aimag (Övörkhangai Aimag)
- ⭔Selenge Aimag
- ⭔Sühbaatar Aimag (Sükhbaatar Aimag)
- ⭔Töv Aimag
- Abdar Bayan Soum
- Gorkhi massif (Ghorkhi massif)
- Guna Soum
- Mörön Soum
- Nailakh Soum
- ⭔Zaamar Soum
- ⭔Uvs Aimag
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Dergunov, A.B. (2001): Tectonics, Magmatism and Metallogeny of Mongolia. Routledge, London & New York, 288 pp
Badarch G, Cunningham WD, Windley BF (2002) A new terrane subdivision for Mongolia: implications for the Phanerozoic crustal growth of central Asia. J Asian Earth Sci 20: 87–100
Richard Goldfarb (2005) Geodynamics and Metallogeny of Mongolia with a Special Emphasis on Copper and Gold Deposits.: R. Seltmann, O. Gerel, and D. Kirwin, Editors. 225 Pp. Centre for Russian and Central Eurasian Mineral Studies, IAGOD Guidebook Series 11. London. 2005.
Minerals of Mongolia,- under red. M.I.Novgorodova, Fersman Mineralogical Museum,Moscow, (2006), p. 352 (in Rus.)
Mironov, Yu. B. (2006): Uranium of Mongolia. English Ed., IAGOD monograph, 230 pp.
Lchamsuren, Ž. (2011): Mongol orny erdes, azigt maltmal [Minerals of Mongolia]. "Munchijn Useg", Ulan-Bator, Mongolia, 130 pp. (in Mongolian).