Ovoot Tolgoi mine

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The Ovoot Tolgoi mine (Овоот Толгой), also known as the Nariin Sukhait mining complex (Нарийн Сухайт), is a metallurgical coal mine in South Gobi (Ömnögovi) Province, Mongolia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the exact location of the mine site in the Gurvan tes district of Mongolia, approximately 40km from the Mongolia-China border.

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Mine owner South Gobi Resources commenced mining at Ovoot Tolgoi's Sunset Pit in April 2008 and commenced coal sales in September 2008. In August 2011, the Company commenced mining and sales at Ovoot Tolgoi's Sunrise Pit. The Ovoot Tolgoi Mine is covered by a single 9,308 hectare mining license and a corresponding permit to mine until 2037.[1] According to the company's pre-feasibility report, the mine is designed to have an annual capacity of 8 million tonnes per annum, comprising 5.2 Mtpa from Sunset Field and 2.8 Mtpa from Sunrise Field.[2]

According to South Gobi Resources, measured and indicated resources for the Ovoot Tolgoi Coal Deposit were estimated in 2016 at 302 million tonnes (Mt), including measured resources of 202 Mt and Indicated Resources of 100 Mt. An estimated 114 of the 302 Mt have been designated as reserves.[1]

Mine Details

  • Owner: South Gobi Resources
  • Parent company: South Gobi Resources
  • Location: Gurvan tes district, South Gobi (Ömnögovi) Province, Mongolia
  • GPS coordinates: 43.002222, 101.260556 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Annual Capacity: 8 mtpa
  • Mineable reserves: 114 Mt
  • Coal type: Metallurgical
  • Mine size: 9,308 hectares
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Start year: 2008
  • Life of Mine:
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 SouthGobi Resources, "Our Business: Coal", SouthGobi Resources website, accessed 24 September 2020
  2. "南戈壁資源有限公司," South Gobi Resources, March 30, 2011

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