In the Philippines metal mineral, copper reserves of 48 tons, accounting for 67.5% of the total reserves of the metal ore. According to reports, the country has 134 tons of copper per square kilometer, fourth in the world. 2002 Philippines environmental and natural resources of the Ministry of mineral resources and the Earth Science Bureau of Philippines has 53 tons of copper.
The Philippines copper deposit is dominated by the porphyry copper deposit, which is distributed all over the country. The main producing copper in North Luzon mountain, Zambales Benguet, Nueva Viscaya, Surigao del, Norte Davao, Davao Oriental.
Geological prospecting work shows that there are still a large number of copper deposits and copper deposits in Philippines. Such as Tampakan in the large area of Southern Mindanao copper gold deposit is expected to contain 18 million 750 thousand tons of copper and 454 tons of gold. Recently, the Australian Western Mining Co announced the discovery of the world class copper gold mine in Cotabato South, an estimated 10 million 442 thousand tons of copper reserves, gold reserves of 227-369 tons, with a total value of at least 100-200 billion. The feasibility study report of Climax-Arimco mineral company showed in the Dinkidi copper project, copper ore reserves of more than 17 million tons; Anglo American and Philex Mining set up a joint venture company, plans to develop the southern province of Boyongan in special dishes, estimated ore reserves of about 2.19 tons.
Philippines province Cebu copper mine mainly concentrated in the town of toledo. The Toledo copper mine was once the largest copper mine in Southeast Asia. Prior to 1994, Atlas unified mining development group in this mining, has been mined copper ore 8.63 tons, 6.34 tons of refined refined copper, copper content of 0.41%. In 1994, the mine was closed due to a decline in the price of a typhoon and metal, but there are still 8.74 tons of copper ore remaining. At present, the company has collected $100 million for re mining, every year can produce 175 thousand tons of copper concentrate, including about 60 thousand tons of copper.
Other areas of proven copper deposits are: Sinsin and Sudlon, Biga and Kanapnapan, Pansol, Maypay, Matugan. Copper concentrations in these areas ranged from 0.15% to 1.32%.
To 1980s, Philippines province Tony gro Basay region Maglinao had copper mining, copper content 0.14%-0.56%, has stopped mining. The Bayawan region of Magting and Tayawan showed that the sampling analysis of copper, copper content 0.14%-0.28%. San Jose Siapo has proven "region of Western 506 hectares of mining area, the copper content of 12.18%-36.40%.