Porphyry copper prospect in Benguet, Philippines

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Luzon Arc (Central Cordillera segment) (142pCu7301b)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Philippines
State or province Benguet
Geographic location 120.683679, 16.577
Geologic map unit 120.683679, 16.577
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Tectonic setting island arc

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Porphyry copper-gold exploration project (324 ha) of Philippine Metals Corp. in Ilocos Sur and Abra to reevaluate historical exploration data (drill logs, assays, samples, and maps) to target new drilling and develop a current resource estimate. Prospected 1975–1981 with estimate of 123 Mt, 0.35% Cu, 0.007% Mo, 0.13 g/t Au, and 2.4 g/t Ag.
Study area name East and Southeast Asia
References Carranza and Hale (2002); Sillitoe and Gappe (1984)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2014)
Carranza, E.J.M., and Hale, Martin, 2002, Where are porphyry copper deposits spatially localized? A case study in Benguet Province, Philippines: Natural Resources Research, v. 11, no. 1, p. 45–59. (Also available at
Sillitoe, R.H., and Gappe, I.M., Jr., 1984, Philippine porphyry copper deposits—Geologic setting and characteristics: Committee for Co-ordination of Joint Prospecting for Mineral Resources in Asian Offshore Areas (CCOP), CCOP Technical Publication 14, 89 p.