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2021 07 30 1

2021 07 30 1

2021 07 30 1

2021 07 30 1

Photos during the opening day of training and capacity building on field mapping

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. 08, spearheaded by its Geosciences Division, started today its three-day training and capacity building on field mapping of geological formations in Panaon Island Southern Leyte Province.

The training is aimed to orient participants with the geology of the province and familiarize with the different rock formation units and mineralizations.

The Geological Formations in Panaon Island is considered an interesting target for field outing to study structures and mineralizations.

Based on studies, the Island of Panaon in Southern Leyte has several geological formations that are exposed and which warrant further study considering the complex geological history of the area. Also, mineralization is known to occur in Pinut-an, Southern Leyte but, with limited detailed studies. Notably, diorite intrusive exposed in Liloan is believed to have carried mineralizing solutions for the deposition of gold in Pinut-an. Meanwhile, gold mineralization occurs as vein type based on some MGB-08 reports and from accounts of artisanal miners who have conducted underground mining. In addition, the Volcanics in Liloan, Southern Leyte, that belongs to the Leyte Central Highlands is associated as host rock to the mineralization.

In his opening message, RD Carlos A. Tayag commended the Geosciences Division in spearheading such a learning activity. He encouraged the participants to actively engage themselves in the training and to continue learning from each other. Meanwhile, Ms. Celestina Carranza, OIC of the Geosciences Division, shared that the three-day training is intended to enhance the capability of the technical personnel and to likewise enable the non-technical personnel to learn and understand what the technical personnel do particularly in the field. She added that it is an important training and experience for geologists of MGB-08 to verify and validate the rock-mineral association in the area that should be studied in detail with accuracy.

The training is a 3-day activity which is composed of one (1) day filled with lectures and two (2) days, field exposure.