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Molybdenite from
Oyu Tolgoi mine, Oyu Tolgoi Cu-Au ore field (Turquoise Hill Cu-Au ore field), Erdenetsogt, Ömnögovi Aimag, Mongolia

Locality type:Mine
Age information
Maximum recorded age:373 ± 1.2 Ma
Minimum recorded age:370 Ma
Sample ages:
Recorded ageGeologic TimeSampleDating method
1372 ± 2 MaLate Devonian - Re-Os
2373 ± 1.2 MaLate Devonian - Re-Os
3372 to 370 MaLate Devonian - Re-Os
Sample references:
1 - Han C, Xiao W, Zhao G, Sun M, Qu W, Du A (2014): Re-Os geochronology on molybdenites from the Donggebi Mo Deposit in the Eastern Tianshan of the Central Asia Orogenic Belt and its geological significance. Resource Geology 64 (2) 136-148.
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3 - Hannah, J.L., Stein, H.J., Wieser, M.E., de Laeter, J.R., and Varner, M.D. (2007) Molybdenum isotope variations in molybdenite: Vapor transport and Rayleigh fractionation of Mo. Geology, Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 703-706.
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Yi Zhang, Fengjun Nie, Sihong Jiang, and Peng Hu (2003): Geological Bulletin of China 22(9), 708-712
Mineral Data:Click here to view Molybdenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Oyu Tolgoi mine, Oyu Tolgoi Cu-Au ore field (Turquoise Hill Cu-Au ore field), Erdenetsogt, Ömnögovi Aimag, Mongolia
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