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Masara Mine, Southern Mindanao Region, Mindanao, Philippinesi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 7° 23' 5'' North , 126° 2' 13'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 7.38476,126.03721
GeoHash:G#: wc3dh037r
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Andili4,400 (2017)11.3km
San Mariano18,668 (2017)13.4km
Manat6,148 (2017)16.6km
Dumlan2,661 (2017)17.8km
Manat2,679 (2017)20.0km


A gold property owned by Apex.
Discovered in 1938.

Regions containing this locality

Sunda PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Biotite'
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mining Ann. Review (1985): 403.; Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleogene - Cretaceous
23.03 - 145 Ma



ID: 3189497
Mesozoic-Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (23.03 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 403
Villaplaza, B. R. B., Buena, A. E., Pacle, N. A. D., Payot, B. D., Gabo-Ratio, J. A. S., Ramos, N. T., ... & Yonezu, K. (2017). Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 530-540.
Mercado, A.C., Estoque, J., Lodrigueza, L., Rebillon, F. (1987) Geology and ore deposits of Masara mine, Davao del Norte, Philippines. Pacific Rim Congress 87. Proceedings International Congress, 1987, Gold Coast, Queensland, 329-332.


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