Discovery of Oyu Tolgoi: A Case Study of Mineral and Geological Exploration. Sergei Diakov, Samand Sanjdorj, and Galsan Jamsrandorj. Pp. 272. Elsevier. 2018. Print ISBN 978-012-81-6089-3; e-book ISBN 978-012-81-6090-9. US$175.00 (bundle/discounts at Elsevier.com).

This 272-page book published by Elsevier documents the history and events that led to the discovery and definition of Oyu Tolgoi in the South Gobi of Mongolia. The book seeks to highlight how the decisions, corporate culture, and events that transpired during the earliest stages of exploration played a profound role in the ultimate success of one of the world’s largest porphyry Cu-Au deposits. Scattered throughout...

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