At the Erdenet copper deposit in northern Mongolia - members of the tour group discuss the deposit and its surrounds with Erdenet Mining Corp. staff before going down into the pit to study the ore, alteration and host rocks.
From the left: Dr Munkhtsengel Baatar (Mongolian Univ. of Sc. & Tech.), D Davaasambuu (Senior Geologist, Erdenet Mining Corp - front), Gustavo Zulliger (Rio Tinto Mining & Exploration, Argentina), Erdenet Mining Corp. Geologist, Professor Ochir Gerel (Mongolia - Mongolian Univ. of Sc. & Tech.), Marat Iskhakov (Senior Geologist, Exploration Erdenet Mining Corp.), Colin McMillan (Newcrest Mining, Australia), Stuart Hayward (Newcrest Mining, Australia), N Munkhjargal (Chief Geologist, Open pit, Erdenet Mining Corp.).
Photograph by Mike Porter