Porphyry copper prospect in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Philippine Arc (142pCu7309)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Philippines
State or province Agusan del Sur
Geographic location 126.013000002, 8.257
Geologic map unit 126.013000002, 8.257
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Neogene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, epidote
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Neogene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu, Au, Ag
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Drilling to test gold-bearing quartz veins to the west of the Co-O underground epithermal gold mine (located 6 km north of the town of Banawan) intersected intense propylitic alteration with epidote, zones of silicification, and hydrothermal breccias associated with strongly anomalous gold values of approximately 0.5 g/t and anomalous silver values accompanied by irregular chalcopyrite veinlets. Interpreted as indicative of nearby porphyry copper.
Study area name East and Southeast Asia
References Medusa Mining Ltd. (2012a)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2014)