Sagittarius Mines, Inc. Tampakan Copper-Gold Project continues its advocacy to greening the environment by supporting various tree-planting activities surrounding Tampakan project area. Last Sunday March 6, 2010, SMI invited us Gensan Bloggers to visit the area. Another adventure tour for the SOX bloggers. We left Gensan at exactly 7 a.m. since we had our itinerary to be followed those were Security and Safety briefing, Cultural briefing, Project Update, Open Forum, Tour to Core Shed and other environment biodiversity, Interaction with the community and feed backing. I enjoyed tour specially during the bumpy ride and having interaction with the community.
SMI has been actively involved in various environment awareness and protection campaigns. The reforestation program which was launched last 2005 has already planted and distributed over 250,000 seedlings in the project area and neighboring communities.The Mining Company conducted a study on water and aquatic biology in the site.
Tampakan project has estimated resource of 2.2 billion tons containing 12.8 million tons of copper and 15 million ounces of gold a .03% copper cut-off grade a company study show. The said project is the biggest mine in the Philippines and one of the top 10 copper producers in the world.