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Sep 14, 2014· And because until now the people of Marinduque are still fighting for the obligations, damages and compensation from Marcopper Mining Corp. and Placer Dome, the Canadian company that owns it, for almost two decades the maintenance of Maguila-Guila Dam and Tapian Pit have deliberately been neglected by its owners.

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Yet the company was heading into trouble. The company's mining expansion drive, including the opening of a new Antamok open pit mine in the early 1990s, had left it heavily in debt. At the same time, the drastic slump in worldwide metals prices, especially the company's core gold market, cut deep into Benguet Corporation's finances.

The Marcopper disaster: A tragedy that continues in people ...

Apr 03, 2019· 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 ...

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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 …

Leak at Marcopper mine site again raises fears | Inquirer News

Nov 20, 2011· BOAC, Marinduque—A leak found at a mine dam of the abandoned Marcopper mining site here has raised fears among townfolk of an impending catastrophic flash …

The Marcopper Disaster of March 24, 1996

The Marcopper Disaster of March 24, 1996 (After ADB and the Environment [2004] and Marcopper Social Impact Assessment [1996]) Marinduque was briefly catapulted into global prominence when on March 24, 1996, the massive spill of mine tailings from the Marcopper Mining Corporation (Marcopper) wrought havoc on the small-island province in central Philippines.

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

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The Marcopper Mining Corporation (hereafter Marcopper) started its mining operations in Marinduque Island, Philippines in 1969. Placer Dome, a Canadian company, co-owned (40%) and managed the corporation. The Mt. Tapian site was the first mining location where an open pit mining was used to produce copper concentrate.

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Mar 26, 2018· G.R. No. 138104. April 11, 2002 MR HOLDINGS, LTD., petitioner, vs. SHERIFF CARLOS P. BAJAR, SHERIFF FERDINAND M. JANDUSAY, SOLIDBANK CORPORATION, AND MARCOPPER MINING CORPORATION, respondents. FACTS: On 04 November 1992, a Principal Loan Agreement and Complementary Loan Agreement, was executed between Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development finance institution, and Marcopper ...

Case study on Marcopper Mining and the Marinduque disaster

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 ...

Remembering the Marcopper mine disaster - YouTube

Apr 13, 2016· Victims recount their stories twenty years after the last major disaster involving Marcopper mines in Marinduque. ... Remembering the Marcopper mine disaster ... 18 years after the mining …

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.

Declare Marcopper as abandoned mine site ~ Marinduque Rising

Sep 28, 2016· Declare Marcopper as abandoned mine site. Author: ... 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 …

Cross section of Tapian Pit | In 1996, Marcopper Mining ...

In 1996, Marcopper Mining Corporation, 39.9 per cent owned by Canadian Placer Dome, began mining the Mount Tapian coppergold deposit on the island of Marinduque in the Philippines. By 1990 the mine was exhausted and the company opened a second site at San Antonio, three kilometres away. Following a failed attempt to obtain permission to dispose of tailings directly into the sea, the company ...

Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster - Rappler

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.

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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 started operations on Marinduque in 1969.

Leaks found in abandoned Marcopper dam | Inquirer News

Jan 25, 2017· The Mines and Geosciences Bureau is inspecting the abandoned Marcopper Mining Corp. mine site in Marinduque after local officials reported leaks in one of its dams.

Marcopper mining disaster - Wikipedia

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 …

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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 …

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Marcopper Mine Mt Tapian Pit Placer Dome Barrick Marinduque News Articles About Mt Tapian Pit 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. Mine tailings from the Mt. Tapian site were discharged into Calancan Bay.

"Marcopper San Antonio" in Marinduque, Philippines, Copper ...

"Marcopper San Antonio" is a plant deposit site discovered in 1976 in Marinduque, The Philippines. It is a deposit, considered to be of world-class significance. 1. Copper and gold deposits are documented at "Marcopper San Antonio." Copper is present at a grade sufficient to have a strong effect on the economics of an excavation project.

A River Once Ran Through it: The Boac River and Marcopper ...

I. Facts of the issue - In 1996, Boac River became the glory of Marinduque no more because of mine wastes that came from Marcopper Mining. - Materials left over after the process of separating the valuable fraction from the worthless portion of an ore called tailings killed the life giving qualities of Boac.

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Jun 16, 2010· Based on a March 11, 2010 order from Judge Caballes, on the Rita Natal et. al. vs Marcopper Mining Corporation, today and tomorrow were supposed to be the given days that the mining company was compelled by the court to produce all necessary documents and the opening of Marcopper mine site in Marinduque for inspection.

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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: Missing, despising Marcopper | corpwatch

The Marcopper mine site is situated at Mt. Tapian in Barangay Kilo-kilo, 12 km away from the town proper. Municipal administrator Ruby Manay, who also worked as a civil engineer for the mining company from 1994 to 1998, said Santa Cruz dropped from being a first-class municipality (average annual income: at least P35 million) to third-class ...

The Marcopper disaster: A tragedy that continues in people ...

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 ...

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marcopper-san antonio project this amount was estimated as the value of the mine equipment transferred to san antonio marcopper mining corporation Marcopper Mining Corporation: Mine Site in After a number of years of mining exploration and studies, The Marcopper Mining Corporation Officially started its mining operations on Marinduque in 1969 ...

Marcopper – BUS560M JOURNALS

Apr 09, 2017· Marcopper Mining started operations in Marinduque, Philippines in 1969. It is 40% owned by Placer Dome, a Canadian company. The company explores, develops and operates mining sites which produces copper, silver and gold. Marcopper explored the Tapian pit from 1969 to 1991 and opened the San Antonio mining site in 1990, when the reserves of…