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Masbate Mine (Masbate Gold Project), Masbate Province, Bicol Region, Luzon, Philippines

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 28' 8'' North , 123° 23' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 12.46900,123.39750
GeoHash:G#: wdpwzvzm4
Owned/operated by:B2Gold
Locality type:Mine (Active) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate


The Masbate Gold Project is located in Masbate Island in the Republic of the Philippines. The mine is situated about 360 kilometres (“km”) southeast of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, within the municipality of Aroroy, Masbate Province, Region V. The mine site can be accessed by a commercial airline service, which flies daily to Masbate City; from there it is a 70-km drive on a partially-sealed road to the mine site. Alternate access to the site from Masbate City is via a one-hour boat ride. A registered light air strip and helipad are located close to the mine. The mine is equipped with a barge loading jetty where heavy equipment and consumables are delivered and offloaded.

Mining has occurred in the area since the 14th century.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

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: 3185896
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (23.03 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic 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]

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