Placer Gold/Copper mine

Porphyry copper prospect in Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Philippine Arc (142pCu7309)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Philippines
State or province Surigao del Norte
Geographic location 125.595, 9.664
Geologic map unit 125.595, 9.664
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Neogene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, hematite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks basaltic to andesitic flows
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Neogene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Small, low-grade porphyry copper mineralization in SCC-altered basaltic to andesitic flows with chalcopyrite ± molybdenite, pyrite, magnetite, and hematite in veinlets. May be mid- to late Miocene.
Study area name East and Southeast Asia
References Manila Mining Corp. (2010); Mitchell and Leach (1991)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2014)
Manila Mining Corp., 2010, Manila Mining Corp. home page: accessed May 15, 2012, at
Mitchell, A.H.G, and Leach, T.M., 1991, Epithermal gold in the Philippines—Island arc metallogenesis, geothermal systems and geology: London, Academic Press, 457 p.