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Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
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Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective - Sajona-Domingo
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Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective -

Fernando G. Sajona
General Manager
BRASS Technologies Inc.
Consulting Geologist

Edwin G. Domingo
Director for Foreign Assisted Projects
Department of Environment and Natural Resources

13-15 September 2011
Manila Philippines

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  • 1. Fernando G. Sajona General Manager BRASS Technologies Inc. Consulting Geologist Edwin G. Domingo Director for Foreign Assisted ProjectsDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources
  • 2. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective OUTLINE • Summary of Philippine geologic and tectonic setting • Brief History of Philippine Mineral Exploration o Pre‐Colonial o Spanish Era o American Colonial Period o WW II o 1950’s ‐ 60’s o 1970’s ‐ mid 80’s o Mid‐80’s –Present • Current Exploration Trends o FSE Porphyry Cu Project o Taysan Porphyry Cu Project o Kingking Porphyry Cu Project o Runruno Au Project o Kay Tanda Au Project • Where are we now? • Moving Forward
  • 3. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO • Surrounded by opposing subduction zones LUZON • Characterized by several volcanic arc  PHILIPPINE SEA chains Manila • Volcanism and plutonism since Pre‐ Tertiary (> 60 Ma) SOUTH CHINA SEA • Igneous rock‐related ore deposits: ₋ Porphyry Cu‐Au ₋ Epithermal Au (high to low sulfidation) ₋ Skarn deposit (Fe, Cu, Au) Trench ₋ Residual deposits (weathering/erosion):  Placer Au, iron‐nickel laterite SULU SEA MINDANAO • Philippine Fault and related structures  control localization of many important  deposits  CELEBES SEA
  • 4. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective Simplified Geology Mineral Districts Limestone Central Cordillera Volcanic rocks Cu, Au, Fe Intrusive rocks Vizcaya- Ultramafic rocks Aurora Zambales Cu, Au Cr, Ni, Pt, Cu, Paracale Au Au, Fe, Cu, Ni Masbate Au Palawan Cr, Ni Negros Cu, Au Eastern Mindanao Cu, Au, Ni, Cr Zamboanga Cu, Au, Cr
  • 5. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective BRIEF EXPLORATION HISTORY Pre-Colonial – Exploration limited to readily extractable and usable materials (mainly copper, iron gold, silver and clay for pottery). "On the island [Butuan] where the king came to the ship, pieces of gold as large as walnuts or eggs are to be found, by sifting the earth. All the dishes of the king are of gold, and his whole house is very well set up.“ – PIGAFETTA (16th Century Spanish Historian)
  • 6. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective BRIEF EXPLORATION HISTORY Spanish era - The Spaniards failed to develop a Philippine mineral industry because of the lack of technology and the refusal of natives to cooperate. - Royal Decree of 1837 created the Inspeccion General de Minas. - Lepanto Mine was opened in 1864 by Cantabro-Filipino; closed in 1874 Lepanto Mine Old Lepanto Payroll for Chinese miners
  • 7. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective BRIEF HISTORY American Colonial Period 1900 - Mining Bureau was established 1902 - Second Mining Law enacted 1907 - Benguet Mine was established 1930’s - Gold boom 1936 - 3rd Mining Law (Commonwealth Act. No. 137) Pre-WWII Gold Production Compiled by: Ruelo, 2011 - Bureau of Mines was created - Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company was established - 52 gold mines distributed in Baguio, Paracale, Masbate, Surigao and other areas - 37 tons gold per year production - Chromite produced from Zambales, Dinagat and Siquijor
  • 8. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective Pre-WWII Mineral Districts Paracale Gold District Coco Grove Baguio Gold District United Paracale Benguet Consolidated San Mauricio Itogon Royal Paracale Balatoc Mineral Resources Antamok Goldfields Paracale-Gumaos Baguio Gold Sta. Rosa Benguet Exploration Mambulao Consolidated SuyocConsilidated Sta. Ana – San Joaquin Cal Horr North Camarines Demonstration Northern Mining Big Wedge Mayon Crown Paracale Gold Mining Gold Creek Lepanto Consolidated Macawiwili Pugo Surigao Gold District Batong Buhay East Mindanao Camp 4 Mindanao Mother Lode Shevlin Surigao Consolidated Kilometer 73 Tapian Masbate Gold District North Mindnao IXL-Argos Mapaso Goldfields Masbate Consolidated Tambis Masbate Goldfields Tinago Consolidated Capsay
  • 9. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective BRIEF HISTORY WW II Japanese Mines Japanese Occupation – WW II 1940-45 – Japanese operated copper, chromite, manganese, iron, coal and gold mines (e.g., Lepanto, Rapu-rapu, Sipalay, Toledo, Busuanga,Zambales, etc. )
  • 10. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective BRIEF HISTORY Post War – 1950’s to 60’s - First Copper Boom; vigorous exploration for copper - Introduction of bulk mining (open pit) technology in the Philippines 1955 – Atlas Mine in Toledo (Carmen, Lutopan, Biga orebodies) 1957 – Sipalay Mine (Cansibit-Binulig, Baclao orebodies) 1958 – Philex Mine (Sto. Tomas II orebody) 1964 – Marcopper Mine (Tapian orebody) Gold performed poorly due to low prices – 12 tons/yr production
  • 11. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective Marcopper (Tapian) Mine Philex (Sto Tomas II) Mine Atlas (Carmen) mineSipalay (Cansibit) Mine
  • 12. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective BRIEF HISTORY 1970’s-early 80’s - Declaration of Martial Law in 1972 PASAR - P.D. 463 enacted in 1974 - P.D. 1899 (Small-Scale Mining Law) enacted in 1984 - Planning and construction of downstream mineral processing facilities (e.g., PASAR, Nonoc Ni plant) Discovery of 13 gold deposits NONOC Nickel Plant
  • 13. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective Courtesy of: H. Ruelo, 2011 BRIEF HISTORY 1970’s-early 80’s - Declaration of Martial Law in 1972 - P.D. 463 enacted in 1974 - P.D. 1899 (Small-Scale Mining Law) enacted in 1984 - Planning and construction of downstream mineral processing facilities (e.g., PASAR, Nonoc Ni plant) Discovery of 13 gold deposits - 45 mines operating from 1971-81; 21% of total exports in 1980. Courtesy of: H. Ruelo, 2011 - Discovery of about 40 porphyry copper deposits - Advent of Plate Tectonics Theory - Introduction of novel exploration techniques - Formulation of new geologic and ore formation models - Government cooperative exploration programs (e.g., UNDP, RP-Japan) and research
  • 14. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective THE PHILIPPINE PORPHYRY COPPER MODEL Sillitoe and Gappe Model 1984 Sillitoe and Gappe Jr., 1984
  • 15. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective KILONGOLAO MANAG INVENTORY OF PHILIPPINE  HALE BATONG-BUHAY FAR SOUTHEAST PORPHYRY COPPER DEPOSITS GUINAOANG BOTILAO SAINT ANTHONY SINIPSIP (Sillitoe and Gapper, Jr., 1984)  MARIAN LOBO/BONENG TAWI-TAWI SULUAKAN STO. NINO LUMBAY SAN FABIAN KENNON POLILLO STO. TOMAS LARAP PISUMPAN DIZON TAYSAN BALAK-5 INO-CAPAYANG SAN ANTONIO TAPIAN BIGA CARMEN BACLAO ASIGA LUTOPAN CANSIBIT-BINULIG HINOBAAN KALAMATAN SAGUIBON TAGPURA BASAY AYA-AYA AMACAN (Modified from H. Ruelo, 2011) LABANGAN MAPULA SALATAN KINGKING
  • 16. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective ANTAMOK, ACUPAN, KELLY MANKAYAN Benguet Corp. Lepanto Cons. Min.Corp. THANKSGIVING ATOK-BIG WEDGE OPERATING Benguet Exploration Inc. Atok Mining Corp. GOLD MINES STO. TOMAS II MARIAN Vulcan Ind. And Min. Corp. (1982) Philex Mines PARACALE DIZON Paracale Minnig Corp. Dizon Mines/Benguet Corp. TAPIAN Marcopper Min. Corp. AROROY Atlas Cons. Min. Corp. PLACER Manila Minnig Corp. CARMEN, BIGA, TOLEDO SIANA Atlas Cons. Min. Corp. Suricon Mining Corp.. SIPALAY AMACAN Maricalum Mining Corp North Davao Min. Corp. 18 Mines: BASAY MASARA 11 Epithermal deposits Basay Mining Corp Apex Mining Corp. HIJO 7 Porphyry copper deps North Davao Min. Corp. 1 Skarn deposit
  • 17. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Diwalwal Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective BRIEF EXPLORATION HISTORY Mid 80’s-Present - 1984 People’s Power - “Dark Age” of mining in late 80’s to mid- 90’s; 14 large scale mining firms collapse. - Rise of small-scale mining activities, e.g. Diwalwal, Palo-12, Boringot; accounting for >50% of gold production in 1999. - Republic Act No. 7076 - Peoples Small-Scale Diwalwal by night Mining Act of 1991 - Republic Act No. 7942 – Philippine Mining Act of 1995 - Mining/exploration industry problems: low metal prices, disasters, opposition, permitting - Lowest gold prices in 2000 - RA 7942 upheld by SC on 01 Dec 2004
  • 18. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 DINKIDI OREBODY Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective TAMPAKAN OREBODY BRIEF EXPLORATION HISTORY Late 80’s-Present - Exploration/ore formation models were refined - Government embarked on geological and mineral exploration programs with international technical and financial assistance (UNDP, ADB Japan, Korea, 1 km US, UK, Germany, France) - Several gold discoveries - 4 porphyry copper-gold discoveries: • Dinkidi (1990) • Tampakan (1994) • Boyongan (2000) • Bayugo (2004) BOYONGAN-BAYUGO OREPBODIES
  • 19. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective Porphyry copper and associated deposits model (Modified from Sillitoe and Gappe, 1984; Hedenquist, 1987)Source: Mindoro Resources Ltd.
  • 20. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective KILONGOLAO MANAG INVENTORY OF PHILIPPINE  HALE BATONG-BUHAY FAR SOUTHEAST KALINGA PORPHYRY COPPER DEPOSITS GUINAOANG BOTILAO SAINT ANTHONY SINIPSIP (1984‐Present)  GAMBANG MARIAN DIDIPIPIO LOBO/BONENG TAWI-TAWI SULUAKAN DEPOSIT – Post-WWII (Sillitoe, 1984) STO. NINO LUMBAY SAN FABIAN KENNON POLILLO DEPOSIT – 70’s-mid 80’s (Ibid.) STO. TOMAS LARAP PISUMPAN DEPOSIT – Late 80’s-present DIZON TAYSAN DEPOSIT – Prospects LOBO/ARCHANGEL BALAK-5 INO-CAPAYANG MAPAWA (?) SAN ANTONIO BOYUNGAN / TAPIAN BAYUGO BIGA KALAYAAN CARMEN BACLAO ASIGA LUTOPAN CANSIBIT-BINULIG HINOBAAN LINGIG SAGUIBON BASAY KALAMATAN AYA-AYA TAGPURA TAMAROK AMACAN LABANGAN MAPULAFrom: Ruelo, 2011 SALATAN KINGKING TAMPAKAN
  • 21. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective GOLD DEPOSITS DICKSON (CNC-Faratuk) RUNRUNO (MetalsEx) Discoveries and Prospects 25.4 MMt, 1.74 g/t Au (1985-Present) TERESA (Lepanto) PAO-YABE 8.8 MMt 5.23 g/t Au (Royalco) NALESBITAN (El Dore) 7.7 MMt, 1.11 g/t Au ARCHANGEL-LOBO-CALO CENTRAL MASBATE MRL (Geograce-Vale) Discovery (n=10) AGATA-TAPIAN MRL Prospect (n=6+) CO-O (Medusa) 3.74 MMt 10.28 g/t Au Not counting discoveries by BULAWAN (Philex) informal miners 23.9 MMt, 1.91 g/t Au DIWALWAL (PMDC) 10.2 MMt, 8.10 g/t Au SIBUTAD (Philex) 41 MMt, 1.46 g/t Au NORTH DAVAO PROSPECTS (North Davao) BALABAG TVI 3.33 MMt, 2.72 g/t Au T’BOLI Cadan Res BATOTO-TARALE 1.3 MMt 11.6 g/t Au Cadan Resources
  • 22. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective OPERATING TERESA (Lepanto) 8.8 MMt 5.23 g/t Au GOLD MINES (2011) MASBATE (Filminera-CGA) 262.48 MMt 0.87 g/t Au CO-O (Medusa) 3.74 MMt 10.28 g/t Au MACO (Apex) 3.087 MMt 5.9 g/t Au
  • 23. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration PerspectiveTHE NICKEL RUSH- Caused by a sudden spike of prices from 2006 to 2008- Accompanied by rush in iron, manganese and chromite exploration (steel-allied metals)- Triggered frenzied exploration in all ultramafic areas- Short lived but created impetus for downstream processing possibilities (e.g., HPAL and APAL)- Most nickel deposits already identified- Current exploration activities focused on detailed delineation of resources and feasibility studies.
  • 24. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective ISABELA Geograce 42.38 MMt, 1.16% Ni ZAMBALES Ni District GLOBAL (23 MMT, 1.75%Ni) STA. CRUZ (Benguet Corp.) MT. KADIG - 19.52MMT, 1.36% Ni ACOJE (Euronickel) MANICANI (NAC) - 30.2 MMT, 1.13% Ni GUIAN 34.31 DMt, 1.11% Ni BOTOLAN (Geocgrace) FILIPINAS SURIGAO Ni District CASIGURAN (Century Peak) SIBUYAN 10.79 MMt, 1.11% Ni) AGATA (MRL) 18.1 MMt, 1.13% Ni CADGIANAO (NAC) PALAWAN Ni District 7.37DMt 1.64% Ni INFANTA (Macroasia) NONOC (Philnico) 34.76 MMT, 1.23% Ni 141 MMt, 1.10% Ni TORONTO (Oriental Peninsula) MANTICAO HINATUAN (NAC) 44.90 MMT, 1.55% Ni 3.0 DMt 1.50% Ni PULOT (Oriental Peninsula) TAGANITO (NAC) 9.66 MMT, 1.51% Ni 75.6 Dmt 1.14% Ni BERONG (TMM) BUKIDNON CARRASCAL (CNC) 140M @1.41% Ni 21.0 MMt 1.10% Ni IPILAN (TMM) TAGANITO (NAC) 30.59 MMT, 1.36%Ni (JORC) 75.6 Dmt 1.14% Ni ULUGAN (TMM) OTHERS: CTP, Tubay (SR RIO TUBA Metals), Marcventures, Oriental PUJADA (Amcor) 40.45 MMT 1.30% Ni TAWI-TAWI Vision, etc. 200 MMt 1.3% Ni
  • 25. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective CURRENT TRENDS IN PHILIPPINE EXPLORATION GOLD and COPPER – Still the main commodity of interest due to high prices; further exploration, review/re-evaluation, FS of already identified deposits. NICKEL – Detailed ore delineation, high Fe laterite is marketable; downstream processing is becoming an important consideration IRON – Direct shipping ore is still the target; very little systematic exploration
  • 26. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration PerspectiveEXPLORATION UPDATESFAR SOUTHEAST (FSE) Porphyry Cu-Au Project• Option Agreement between Goldfields (Netherlands Group) and Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp. (LCMC) on 20 Sept 2010.• Goldfields has 18 months option for 60% stake of the FSE project at a cost of $340 million.• 22,000 meters drilling in 17 holes completed as of August 2011, confirming the presence of “vertically and laterally extensive orebody.”• Goldfields have 12 months to decide to proceed with the acquisition.• Previous resource estimate by Lepanto: 657 million tons at 0.65% Cu and 0.94 g/t Au. Year-to-date share price chart Lepanto Cons Mining A
  • 27. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration PerspectiveEXPLORATION UPDATESTAYSAN Porphyry Cu-Au Project• Completed NI 43-101 report - Mineral Resource Estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Taysan Project in April 2011; currently being updated.• Current Resources:• NPV – US$743M at 10% (discounted after tax) using $3.00/lb Cu.• Copper Development Corp. invests C$5 million (private placement)• Continues to extend mineralization with current drilling program.
  • 28. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration PerspectiveEXPLORATION UPDATESEXPLORATON UPDATESKINGKING Porphyry Cu-Au Project• Completed NI 43-101 report for Mineral Resource Estimate of the Kingking Project in Oct 2010• Current Resources:• Total resource contains 5.4 Billion Lbs Copper and 10.3 Million Oz Gold• Excellent epithermal gold upside• Projections: 110,000-130,000 tpd plan 1st 5 years average production: 529,000 oz Au 193 million lbs Cu
  • 29. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration PerspectiveEXPLORATION UPDATESRUNRUNO Au Project• Bulk mineable gold deposit hosted in alkalic rock suite, analogous to Cripple Creek deposit• Current Resources (March 2011):• Definitive FS completed in May 2010• Aeromagnetics flown• Step-out drilling to expand resource base• Other Au-anomalous areas being followed through
  • 30. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration PerspectiveEXPLORATION UPDATES M R L   G O L D PHILS., INC.KAY TANDA Au Project• NI 43‐101 Report on Mineral Resource Estimate completed in  April 2010• Current Resources (April 2011):• Some high grade intercepts not yet included• Strong chargeability anomalies (porphyry copper possibility)• Target: 15‐20 million tons, 1.1‐1.4 g/t Au, open pittable material
  • 31. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective WHERE ARE WE NOW? 1) Most deposits being developed are previous discoveries and mines (very  few recent discoveries). 2) Of the four (4) porphyry copper deposits discovered in the last 20 years,  three (3) are blind. 3) Exploration is focused on conventional metals – Cu, Au, Ni, Fe. So called  “Critical” and “Hi‐tech” commodities (PGMs, Mo, Te, Co, Ti, V etc.) are  largely ignored. 4) Very little (new) research / information generation.
  • 32. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective STATEMENT: A critical strategy in promoting the exploration and development of the country’s mineral  resources is the provision and/or availability and accessibility of geologic information.  QUERY: How many more deposits like Boyongan, Tampakan and FSE do we potentially  have? Looking back: Government geological and exploration projects 1960’s‐mid 90’s: MGB IN-HOUSE PROJECTS FOREIGN ASSISTED PROJECTS Samar‐Leyte Copper‐Aluminum Project RP‐Japan Project Pig Iron Project (Ilocos Norte et al.) UNDP Gold‐Copper Project Bicol Gold‐Uranium Project RP‐Korea Project Surigao Nickel‐Iron Project RP‐Japan‐US Gold‐Platinum Project Southern Negros Geochemical Project UNRFNRE Nickel‐Chromite Project Researches (ophiolite, porphyryr Cu, epithermal Au, PGMs, Mineralogy) RP‐France Philippine Fault Project Regional mapping, mineral investigations, etc. RP‐BGS Non‐metallics Project
  • 33. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective QUERY: What is the potential of high technology minerals in the  Philippines? In retrospect: Tellurium: Many epithermal gold deposits have Te by‐product  potential Molybdenum: Porphyry Cu (e.g., Basay, Polillo) and some epithermal  deposits (Runruno) have significant Mo content; Mo veins in east  Mindanao. PGMs ‐ Acoje produced Pt and Pd from pentlandite; occurrences  reported in Samar and Bislig‐Lingig; “merenskyte” discovered by  MGB in porphyry Cu‐Au deposits. Cobalt – Many nickel laterite deposits contain significant amounts of  Co. Titanium, Vanadium – Magnetite sand deposits in the Philippines  are known to contain ilmenite and rutile
  • 34. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective QUERY: What data are available and accessible? FACTS: • An integrated database is needed to address  data accessibility • Each company tries to build a country‐wide  database system • Neighboring countries (Vietnam, Cambodia,  Myanmar and Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and  Malaysia) have embarked on the serious  business of constructing their databases to  support and sustain their mineral industries
  • 35. MINING PHILIPPINES 2011 Philippine Mineral Exploration Perspective MOVING FORWARD: 1) Government and private sector partnership  (i.e., PPP) for cooperative exploration efforts. 2) Revive regional studies on a higher level  (remote sensing, regional airborne  geophysics) aimed at giving clues to sites of  blind deposits. 3) Revive research projects aimed at defining  the potential of strategic, critical and high  technology minerals and their value adding  capacity to conventional products. 4) Government and industry cooperation in  establishing an integrated database system  and make it available on a pay‐per‐use  scheme.
  • 36. Fernando G. Sajona General Manager BRASS Technologies Inc. Consulting Geologist Edwin G. Domingo Director for Foreign Assisted ProjectsDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources

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