If the Tampakan Project is approved, the mine would be the largest in the Philippines and among the largest copper mines in the world.
The proposed mine site covers an area of approximately 10,000 hectares and is located between the towns of Tampakan, South Cotabato and Kiblawan, Davao del Sur in southern Mindanao.
The mineral resource estimate defined by the exploration work undertaken to date comprises a total of 2.94 billion tonnes at a grade of 0.51% copper and 0.19 grams per tonne gold, using a cut-off grade of 0.2%. This represents 15.0 million tonnes of copper and 17.6 million ounces of gold.
If approved, the mine estimated to yield an average of 375,000 tonnes per annum of copper and 360,000 ounces per annum of gold in concentrate over the 17 year period of mining and ore production.
SMI takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. We understand that mine waste and water management are important issues for our stakeholders and they form an important part of our design, operation and rehabilitation plans for the Project.
To learn more about the Project, including our mine waste and water management plans, please refer to our Tampakan Project Fact Sheets.