Sinipsip

Porphyry copper prospect in Benguet, Philippines

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 491
Tract name Luzon Arc (Central Cordillera segment) (142pCu7301b)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Philippines
State or province Benguet
Geographic location 120.766666667, 16.733333333
Geologic map unit 120.766666667, 16.733333333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, gold, hematite, magnetite, malachite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks breccia, quartz diorite porphyry, basalt flow, spilite, graywacke, limestone, shale, quartz diorite
Tectonic setting island arc

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Exploration 1974–1977, 0.08 Mt at 0.02 to 0.51% Cu, 0.035% Mo (73 m), <0.02 g/t Au.
Study area name East and Southeast Asia
References Almogela (1974); Fernandez (1986); Sillitoe and Gappe (1984); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2014)
Almogela, D.H., 1974, Geologic environment and economic possibilities of porphyry copper deposits in the Philippines: Geological Society of the Philippines Journal, v. 28, no. 3, p. 1–16.
Fernandez, J.C., 1986, Geology and mineral resources of the Philippines, Volume 2, Mineral Resources: Manila, [Philippines] Mines and Geosciences Bureau, 446 p.
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.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.