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SECONDARY DISPERSION PATTERN OF COPPER
IN THE BASAY PORPHORY COPPER DEPOSITS

Arturo C. Sevillano
Catalino J. Fernando

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT



The Muhong deposit consists of three contiguous orebodies that lie within the valley of Muhong Creek. Although some outcrops at the creek were quite impressive, it was the geochemical soil anomalies that "clinched" the decision to drill and develop the deposits. The Muhong deposits are therefore considered as (geochemical finds).

At higher elevations particularly the peneplain south and west of Muhong Creek, several other deposits were found. Because of different conditions prevailing over this peneplain in comparison to the valley of Muhong, the discovery of these deposits is due to a combination of geochemical, geophysical and other exploration tools.

This paper presents dissimilar geomorphological and geological conditions pertaining to Muhong valley and the peneplain as well as the respective secondary dispersion patterns of copper over both areas.

 

 

 

 

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