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  • Marcopper Mining Corporation: Mine Site in

    Marcopper Mining Corporation: Mine Site in Marinduque After a number of years of mining exploration and studies, The Marcopper Mining Corporation Officially started its mining operations on Marinduque in 1969 at what was known as the Mt. Tapian ore deposit.

  • The Marcopper mine spill and the unending wait for

    Placer Dome, Inc. owned 40 percent of Marcopper shares but divested from it a year after the mine spill. Five years later, it closed its Philippine office. In 2006, the Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation, the world’s largest gold mining company, acquired Placer Dome, Inc.’s remaining common shares.

  • The Marcopper disaster: A tragedy that continues in

    But even decades before the 1996 mine spill, Marinduque residents have been living amid toxic elements from the mine. Marcopper Mining Corp. began its mining operations in the Mt. Tapian ore deposit in 1969. It was the first to use open pit mining in copper concentrate production, according to a briefing paper prepared by Marinduque ...

  • Environmental Justice Case Study: Marcopper in the ...

    2003-5-1  Marcopper Mining Corporation. Marcopper is the largest employer on the island of Marinduque and created most of the infrastructure on island. The company also makes up most of Marinduque's revenue. The mines produce 20% of the country's copper supply. A guided tour around the mine site can be taken.

  • The Marcopper mine spill and the unending wait for

    2019-4-11  It’s been 23 years since March 24, 1996, when a badly-sealed drainage tunnel in Marcopper Mining Corporation’s Taipan pit burst, spilling 1.6 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings that ...

  • marcopper Philippine Center for Investigative

    IT MAY be just an unhappy coincidence that TVI’s activities in Canatuan began in 1997, the same year a mine-tailings accident occurred at the Marcopper Mining Corporation site in Boac, Marinduque. The mishap, which involved Vancouver-based Placer Dome, Inc, is still considered the worst in Philippine mining

  • Research Paper: The 1996 Marcopper Mining Disaster

    Five decades have passed since Marcopper Mining Corporation operated in Marinduque. Thirty years of large-scale mining and two decades of ignoring to own up to their mistakes or “criminal negligence” during the 1996 mining disaster, the affected community members still suffer from its aftermath. From the previously pristine water of Calancan Bay, to the mountainous headwater of Mogpog ...

  • Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster

    DISASTER. Villagers look at mine waste that overflowed from the Boac River after a damaged tunnel of the Marcopper Mining Corporation discharged tons of copper mine tailings polluting the Boac River.

  • Leak at Marcopper mine site again raises fears

    A leak found at a mine dam of the abandoned Marcopper mining site here has raised fears among townfolk of an impending catastrophic flash flood in this capital town.

  • MGB-MIMAROPA presents Marcopper issues and

    2020-5-27  This sub-committee will be further grouped into three clusters: (1) a quick response team, (2) a team that will consolidate studies and documentations of technologies relevant to the Marcopper issue, and (3)a team that will look at the rehabilitation and long term remediation options for the Marcopper mine site.

  • The Marcopper disaster: A tragedy that continues in

    2019-4-4  On March 24, 1996, a fracture in the drainage tunnel of Marcopper Mining Corporation’s Tapian pit spilled more than 1.6 million cubic meters of toxic mine

  • The Marcopper mine spill and the unending wait for

    Mine tailings remain in the Tapian pit, where the spill originated on March 24, 1996 and caused one of the worst environment disaster in the Philippines. Erik de Castro. More often than not, it is difficult to enter Marcopper’s abandoned mine site. Provincial officers like Lilles had been denied entry several times.

  • The Marcopper mine spill and the unending wait for

    2019-4-11  Catherine Coumans, research and Asia-Pacific program coordinator of Mining Watch Canada told Vera Files in an email that a lot of mine waste remains at the mine site. Marcopper

  • Paging DENR Sec. Gina Lopez: Declare Marcopper as ...

    But nowhere in the news do we find anything about Marcopper Mining Corporation in Marinduque. Marcopper should now be declared an abandoned mine site and from being a source of mineral extraction should be turned into a tourist attraction. Twenty (20) years have passed since the infamous environmental disaster of 1996. ...

  • marcopper Philippine Center for Investigative

    IT MAY be just an unhappy coincidence that TVI’s activities in Canatuan began in 1997, the same year a mine-tailings accident occurred at the Marcopper Mining Corporation site in Boac, Marinduque. The mishap, which involved Vancouver-based Placer Dome, Inc, is still considered the worst in Philippine mining

  • Case study on Marcopper Mining and the

    In 1964, Marcopper Mining Corporation (Marcopper) was established. In 1969, Marcopper started mining operations in Marinduque. Placer Development Ltd. secured and guaranteed more than US$ 40 million in loans for the new copper mining company from a consortium of American banks and "Placer undertook the responsibility for open pit planning ...

  • Tapian, Marcopper Mines, Mardinique Copper Mine In ...

    The Tapian, Marcopper Mines, Mardinique Copper Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Mine operations consist of 3 distinct surface workings. There is one known shaft. The mining method is open pit. Mine capacity in 1980 was

  • MGB-MIMAROPA presents Marcopper issues and

    2020-5-27  This sub-committee will be further grouped into three clusters: (1) a quick response team, (2) a team that will consolidate studies and documentations of technologies relevant to the Marcopper issue, and (3)a team that will look at the rehabilitation and long term remediation options for the Marcopper mine site.

  • #WhyMining Conversation: Which is worse, Philex or ...

    The Canadian-operated Macopper Mining Corporation is involved in two mining disasters. One in December 1993 involving the Maguila-guila Dam and the more infamous mine spill

  • An Overview of Mining-Related Environmental and

    2000-11-14  Marcopper open-pit copper mine. The mine was operated from 1969-1996 by Marcopper Mining Corporation, under 39.9% ownership, and design and management control, of Placer Dome, Inc. Our trip expenses to and from the Philippines were funded by the USGS. In-country expenses were paid by the offices of Congressman Reyes

  • Paging DENR Sec. Gina Lopez: Declare Marcopper as ...

    But nowhere in the news do we find anything about Marcopper Mining Corporation in Marinduque. Marcopper should now be declared an abandoned mine site and from being a source of mineral extraction should be turned into a tourist attraction. Twenty (20) years have passed since the infamous environmental disaster of 1996. ...

  • Case study on Marcopper Mining and the

    In 1964, Marcopper Mining Corporation (Marcopper) was established. In 1969, Marcopper started mining operations in Marinduque. Placer Development Ltd. secured and guaranteed more than US$ 40 million in loans for the new copper mining company from a consortium of American banks and "Placer undertook the responsibility for open pit planning ...

  • marcopper Philippine Center for Investigative

    IT MAY be just an unhappy coincidence that TVI’s activities in Canatuan began in 1997, the same year a mine-tailings accident occurred at the Marcopper Mining Corporation site in Boac, Marinduque. The mishap, which involved Vancouver-based Placer Dome, Inc, is still considered the worst in Philippine mining

  • Philippines: The Marcopper mine spill and the

    It leads to the complicated and tricky ownership of the Marcopper mining site, the structures inside it, and everything left behind by MMC and Placer Dome, Inc., and Placer Dome Technical Services Inc., a subsidiary set up by Placer Dome in 1997 to clean up the mine spill.

  • Research Paper: The 1996 Marcopper Mining Disaster

    Five decades have passed since Marcopper Mining Corporation operated in Marinduque. Thirty years of large-scale mining and two decades of ignoring to own up to their mistakes or “criminal negligence” during the 1996 mining disaster, the affected community members still suffer from its aftermath. From the previously pristine water of Calancan Bay, to the mountainous headwater of Mogpog ...

  • (PDF) Corporate and Public Governance in Mining:

    Corporate and Public Governance in Mining: Lessons from the Marcopper Mine Disaster in Marinduque, Philippines Article (PDF Available) December 2014 with 1,118 Reads How we measure 'reads'

  • Tapian, Marcopper Mines, Mardinique Copper Mine In ...

    The Tapian, Marcopper Mines, Mardinique Copper Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Mine operations consist of 3 distinct surface workings. There is one known shaft. The mining method is open pit. Mine capacity in 1980 was

  • Marcopper Mining Victims and Supporters Dismayed

    Marinduque — Mining victims of the 1993 Mogpog River disaster and their supporters expressed today their disappointment at yet again another delay in their case against Marcopper Mining Corporation, a copper mining company reportedly co-owned by then-president Ferdinand Marcos and Canada’s Placer Dome.The delay was mainly due to the absence of a presiding judge and a motion for ...

  • Corporate and public governance in mining: lessons

    Mine tailings from the Tapian pit are dumped in Calancan Bay through pipes from the mine site. 1981. The government issued a “cease and desist” order to stop dumping into Calancan Bay. This came amidst environmental concerns and local protests. President Marcos orders resumption of dumping after an appeal from Marcopper Mining Corporation ...

  • MarcopperCaseAnalysis.docx.docx - TABLE OF

    The mine has been suspended since 1996. Type: Open pit at two mines, the Tapian Pit and the San Antonio Mine, metal extraction through flotation and leaching. Operating Dates: 1969 – 1996 Employment: Around 800 people Marcopper Mining Corporation The Marcopper Mining Corporation Mine Site used to produce 20 percent of the country

  • Marcopper Mining Disaster - 1996 Devastating

    2020-7-12  In 1969 the Marcopper Mining Corporation began open-cut mining at Mount Tapian on Marinduque Island in the Philippines. Marinduque is a poor region and most inhabitants rely on agriculture and fishing for their livelihoods. Unhappily, the mining operation caused pollution of the waterways and deaths from poisoning in the population.

  • Marcopper Mining Victims and Supporters Dismayed

    Marinduque — Mining victims of the 1993 Mogpog River disaster and their supporters expressed today their disappointment at yet again another delay in their case against Marcopper Mining Corporation, a copper mining company reportedly co-owned by then-president Ferdinand Marcos and Canada’s Placer Dome.The delay was mainly due to the absence of a presiding judge and a motion for ...

  • marcopper mining disaster : définition de marcopper

    The Marcopper mining disaster was one of the Philippines' largest mining disasters to date. The disaster occurred on the Philippine island of Marinduque a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon.. The Marcopper Mining Corporation Officially started its mining operations on Marinduque Island, Philippines, in 1969 at what was known as the Mt. Tapian ore deposit.

  • Marinduque Mining And Industrial Corporation

    Marcopper Mining was a Canadian corporation that officially started its copper mining operations in 1969 at the Mt. Tapian Ore Deposit on Marinduque Island in the Philippines. When the Mt. Tapian reserve was depleted in 1990, Marcopper moved its operations to the San Antonio copper mine, three kilometers north of the Mt. Tapian site.

  • DENR vows to restore 2 rivers in Marinduque

    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said it is time for the government to lead a massive cleanup and rehabilitation of the Boac and Mogpog rivers for the benefit of the people of Marinduque who continue to suffer from the effects of the catastrophic tailings spills from the Marcopper Mining Corporation site

  • Chronic illnesses on the rise in Marcopper towns ...

    It may be impossible for Marinduque to be rid of most of the toxic mine wastes that has become the legacy of Marcopper Mining Corporation in the island. Yet even a promise to rehabilitate Boac River has all been abandoned by Placer Dome, the Canadian mining giant that had a 40-percent share in Marcopper, which extracted copper concentrates, as ...

  • annual copper mining - horusenergia.it

    Marcopper Mining Corporation: Mine Site in Marinduque. Jun 25, 2012 Marcopper Mining Corporation: Mine Site in Marinduque After a number of years of mining exploration and studies, The Marcopper Mining Corporation Officially started its mining operations on Marinduque in 1969 at what was known as the Mt. Tapian ore deposit. More

  • MarcopperCaseAnalysis.docx.docx - TABLE OF

    The mine has been suspended since 1996. Type: Open pit at two mines, the Tapian Pit and the San Antonio Mine, metal extraction through flotation and leaching. Operating Dates: 1969 – 1996 Employment: Around 800 people Marcopper Mining Corporation The Marcopper Mining Corporation Mine Site used to produce 20 percent of the country

  • Marcopper San Antonio (MRDS #10231169) CU

    marcopper mining corp., 1987 1976 ar, p5 p11. (12/31/87) metals week, 11/19/90, p.3; (12/31/90) marcopper mining corp. is owned 40 pct. by placer development ltd. operator: marcopper mining corp. san antonio and tapian formed into one operation as tapian

  • DLSU - DOST project presentation - LinkedIn SlideShare

    Samples were collected from the site of an old copper mine pit; site showing signs of vegetation (ecosystem recovery?) Pili-Butansapa STUDY SITE 2: Marinduque Island (LUZON) 15. Samples were collected where Marcopper Mining Corporation mine tailings eventually spilled; site still suspected of being contaminated with heavy metals.