Philsaga’s assets are located in Central Eastern Mindanao in the Republic of the Philippines and are accessed by the national highway via an approximate 3.0 hour drive north of Davao City.  Project areas and the Co-O mill site and mine are located on the eastern side of the highway and are accessible through a network of all weather gravel roads.  

The project now comprises over 800 km2 of tenements which cover approximately 70km of strike length.

Loading Ore into loading Pocket 8L
Loading ore into loading pocket 8L

Infrastructure and Facilities

The Carbon-in-Pulp (“CIP”) Plant is BHP designed and built in 1988 and situated approximately 12 km north of the Philsaga’s Co-O Gold Mine.

Ore is hauled from the Co-O Mine (and others) to the Co-O plant by the Company’s fleet of 15 tonne dump trucks.A dedicated power line supplies hydro-generated power to the mine and mill.

The Co-O mill phase 3 expansion is in progress to increase the plant capacity to 200,000 ounces per year from July 2014. This involves a new leach tank, a detoxification plant, upgrading the thickener and new crusher and SAG mill.

The other associated facilities include administration offices and assay laboratory, a warehouse, mechanical and machine shops, messing and accommodation facilities and geological offices and core storage facilities.

Photo 1 - Crushed ore being loaded into sag mill

Crushed ore being loaded into SAG mill

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