Project Component

Development of an Alternative Technologies for Small-Scale Gold Mining in CARAGA and South Cotabato Region

February 17, 2015

High gold prices since the early 1980s have resulted in a dramatic rise in gold production. These lure miners into the Small-Scale Gold Mining (SSGM) sector in regions where suitable gold deposits are still available.

Rehabilitation of Areas Affected by Nickel Mining in Surigao Provinces towards Eco-Restoration

February 17, 2015

Environmentalists view the mining operations in various sites of the region as the cause of environmental degradation. Thus towards the end of CY2011, the call to stop mining from concerned sectors was everywhere in the region.

Alternative Technology for Processing of Chromite and Laterite Ores: Crude Fe-Ni-Cr Alloy Production

February 16, 2015

Philippine deposits of chromite and nickeliferous laterite ores are among the largest in the world. Other metals like gold and copper have been processed into their metal form here in the Philippines, but nickel and chromium are usually exported in their raw form without adding value to the minerals.

Assessment of Aquatic Biodiversity in Selected Mining Environs in Mindanao

February 16, 2015

The project is a three-year undertaking involving three SUCs in Caraga—Caraga State University (CSU), Surigao Del Sur State University (SDSSU) and Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) with CSU as the lead institution. The project is part of the S&T Program for Responsible Mining in Mindanao.

Contamination Pathway and Pollution Management of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining

February 16, 2015

Chemicals like mercury, cyanide, sulfuric acid, and arsenic among others are used in the various stages of mining.  Most of these are released in nearby water bodies which cause water pollution.  The disposal of mine tailings though done through the pipes has a possibility of leakage.  The leakage of these chemicals can slowly percolate through the layers of the soil polluting the ground water.

Artisanal & Small-Scale Gold Mining

January 12, 2015

Monitoring, Assessment, and Profiling of Artisanal and Small- scale Gold Mining (ASGM) towards Sustainable Livelihood through Science-Based Interventions and Technologies  in Key Areas of Mindanao, Philippines

ICT Support for Responsible Mining

January 12, 2015

Mining in Mindanao is active economic activities in the sense that there are a lot of mining companies in the region both large scale and small scale.