• Task Force Save Rapu-rapu Chiz Escudero slams DENR for

    The continuing campaign to stop the Rapu Rapu polymetallic mining project (LGI KORES and MALAYSIAN SMELTING CORP.)in Rapu-rapu Island Albay. Monday March 12 2007. Chiz Escudero slams DENR for Lafayette mining resumption House Minority Leader Francis "Chiz" Escudero on Saturday denounced the Department of Environment and Natural Resourcs

  • Lafayette in talks over Rapu Rapu financeMining Journal

    BELEAGUERED Philippines-focused miner Lafayette Mining Ltd is in talks with investors regarding the refinancing of its Rapu Rapu Philippines copper-zinc project

  • Greenpeace Protest Against Australian Mining Company on

    Lafayette mine must be closed for good." The Philippine government allowed Australian firm Lafayette Philippines Inc to start the extraction of gold silver copper and zinc within Rapu Rapu in April 2005 despite strong opposition from local and national groups concerned that toxic mine tailings will be released into the sea.

  • Rapu Rapu polymetallic mine Philippines EJAtlas

    In November 1998 Australian mining company Lafayette Limited acquired interests in the polymetallic mining site characterized by copper gold zinc and silver reserves. Permissions were granted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in spite of absence of a free prior informed consent obtained by the company from

  • Lafayette s Rapu Rapu project damaged

    Lafayette Mining Ltd s troubled Rapu Rapu polymetallic project in the Philippines has suffered a further setback with a second typhoon causing damage to the operation.

  • LAFAYETTE MINING LIMITED

    Lafayette Mining Limited Quarterly Report30 June 2007 Page 5 of 16 4. Marketing During the quarter two bulk shipments of concentrate with a total provisional value of US 8 759 839 were loaded through our port facilities on Rapu Rapu Island and dispatched to offshore smelters.

  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE RAPU RAPU POLYMETALLIC PROJECT

    DEVELOPMENT OF THE RAPU RAPU POLYMETALLIC PROJECT Rod Watt Suite 23 Legaspi Suites 178 Salcedo Street Legaspi Village Makati City Philippines Key Words copper gold zinc feasibility development mining Rapu Rapu Philippines ABSTRACT The Rapu Rapu polymetallic project is located on Rapu Rapu Island southern Luzon in the Republic of the Philippines

  • Lafayette s Rapu Rapu project damaged

    Lafayette Mining Ltd s troubled Rapu Rapu polymetallic project in the Philippines has suffered a further setback with a second typhoon causing damage to the operation.

  • Rapu Rapu Project UpdateMining News KITCO

    About Lafayette Mining Limited (ASX LAF) Lafayette Mining Limited through its subsidiary companies and Philippine partners holds an interest in the Rapu-Rapu Polymetallic Project in the Philippines. Rapu Rapu Island is approximately 350kms south of Manila. The Rapu-Rapu mineral resource currently supports an eight year mine life capable of

  • Lafayette s Rapu Rapu project damaged

    Lafayette Mining Ltd s troubled Rapu Rapu polymetallic project in the Philippines has suffered a further setback with a second typhoon causing damage to the operation.

  • Masayang Saging SAY NO TO LAFAYETTE MINING IN RAPU RAPU

    Aug 04 2006 · Cyanide a highly toxic material is widely used in gold mining and the Lafayette mine in Rapu Rapu Island uses this chemical when it processes its ores. The mine has dams to contain the chemicals they used for processing. But the mine itself as well as its dams is located in a typhoon-prone area and rests on top of an island where geologic

  • Destroying Rapu-rapu Through MiningBulatlat

    Nov 22 2005 · The Lafayette open-pit mining in Rapu-Rapu has an initial mine life of six years. This is expected to yield around 50 000 ounces of gold annually 600 000 ounces of silver 10 000 metric tons of copper concentrate and 14 000 metric tons of zinc concentrate per year according to the MGB.

  • Lafayette to proceed soon with final phase of Rapu-Rapu

    Aug 02 2006 · Rapu-Rapu Processing Inc. (RRPI) the local subsidiary of Australian mining company Lafayette Mining Ltd. expects to proceed very soon with the final phase of the test run of its polymettalic

  • Lafayette Mining Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links

    MANKAYAN Benguet — In sitio (subvillage) Tabbac Bulalacao of this town a month long barricade continues in opposition to the drilling activities of Goldfields pport from the town s neighboring villages people s organizations and partylist group continue to reach the barricade site which according to residents made them firm in their fight against mining.

  • (PDF) Pollution from the Lafayette mine Rapu Rapu

    One particular example is the Lafayette mining operations in Rapu-Rapu Island in the province of Albay in the Bicol Region southern Luzon which started mining gold silver copper and zinc in

  • Pinoy Kalikasan Mining in Rapu-rapu Albay

    Lafayette ban stays pending compliance to bureau s directive The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) office in Region 5 has effectively formalized the stoppage in the operations of Lafayette Mining Ltd. in Rapu-Rapu Albay after suspending the company s wastewater discharge permit and its chemical control order following the recent mine

  • Mike Mantala Mining Disaster

    Sep 10 2006 · Lafayette is not loosening up its hold on Rapu-rapu Island because it knows the vastness of resources embedded in this place. It reported that "the Rapu-rapu mineral resource currently supports an eight-year mine life producing approximately 10 000 tonnes of copper in concentrates 14 000 tonnes in zinc concentrates 50 000 ounces of gold

  • Lafayette to proceed soon with final phase of Rapu-Rapu

    Aug 02 2006 · Rapu-Rapu Processing Inc. (RRPI) the local subsidiary of Australian mining company Lafayette Mining Ltd. expects to proceed very soon with the final phase of the test run of its polymettalic

  • Mike Mantala Mining Disaster

    Sep 10 2006 · Lafayette is not loosening up its hold on Rapu-rapu Island because it knows the vastness of resources embedded in this place. It reported that "the Rapu-rapu mineral resource currently supports an eight-year mine life producing approximately 10 000 tonnes of copper in concentrates 14 000 tonnes in zinc concentrates 50 000 ounces of gold

  • Palace assures Lafayette it can resume Rapu-Rapu mining

    Rapu-Rapu is found at the Albay Gulf in the Bicol region and is also part of Albay province. Lafayette was the first and biggest foreign mining firm to enter the local mining industry after full foreign ownership in mining ventures was allowed in the country.

  • Rapu Rapu polymetallic mine Philippines EJAtlas

    In November 1998 Australian mining company Lafayette Limited acquired interests in the polymetallic mining site characterized by copper gold zinc and silver reserves.

  • Slow progress in Rapu-Rapu mine rehabilitation

    (READ Fishermen in Rapu-Rapu face bleak future due to mining woes) Ironically Lafayette the first mining company allowed by the Philippine government to operate following the enactment of the

  • Lafayette fined P10.4 M for Rapu-rapu mine spills

    Jan 10 2006 · The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is imposing an initial fine of P10.4 million against Australian mining company Lafayette Philippines Inc.

  • Lafayette buys time for Rapu RapuMiningNews

    LAFAYETTE Mining has bought itself some breathing space to adjust to the new state of world financial markets securing a 12-month extension for its US 3 million Lafayette buys time for Rapu Rapu

  • LAFAYETTE MINING LIMITED

    Lafayette Mining Limited Quarterly Report30 June 2007 Page 5 of 16 4. Marketing During the quarter two bulk shipments of concentrate with a total provisional value of US 8 759 839 were loaded through our port facilities on Rapu Rapu Island and dispatched to offshore smelters.

  • SAVE RAPU-RAPU. SAVE OUR FUTURE. Unrepentant Lafayette

    Lafayette mining and Rapu-Rapu s poverty The situation in Rapu-Rapu Island is desperate according to a group of environmentalists who conducted an ocular and immersion activity on May 11-13 in the island. Hunger disease and ecological disasters are unabated and continue to worsen day by day. It demands the attention of local and national

  • Greenpeace Protest Against Australian Mining Company on

    Lafayette mine must be closed for good." The Philippine government allowed Australian firm Lafayette Philippines Inc to start the extraction of gold silver copper and zinc within Rapu Rapu in April 2005 despite strong opposition from local and national groups concerned that toxic mine tailings will be released into the sea.

  • Rapu Rapu mine Philippines

    Name Rapu Rapu mine. Location Rapu Rapu mine is located on the island of Rapu Rapu Albay province southern Luzon Philippines approximately 350 km south of Manila. Lafayette Mining Tel

  • The Tragedy Of Mining In Rapu-rapu Island Ecosystem Albay

    On July 2005 Lafayette Philippines Inc. started mining in Rapu-Rapu a small island facing the Pacific at the eastern boundary of the province of Albay Philippines. It is a domestic subsidiary of Lafayette Mining Ltd. of Australia the true owners of the mine in Rapu-Rapu.

  • firesetter news pastoral letter mining in rapu-rapu

    The Church s Involvement on Mining and Environmental Concerns. In November 1999 when Lafayette and another mining company Miracle Mile were still in the process of initial exploration and application for the necessary permits the Diocese released a Pastoral Letter on the "Rapu-Rapu Island Mining Case" warning among others that

  • Destroying Rapu-rapu Through MiningBulatlat

    Nov 22 2005 · The Lafayette open-pit mining in Rapu-Rapu has an initial mine life of six years. This is expected to yield around 50 000 ounces of gold annually 600 000 ounces of silver 10 000 metric tons of copper concentrate and 14 000 metric tons of zinc concentrate per year according to the MGB.

  • Investors back out of Arroyo s flagship mining project in

    Dec 04 2007 · Environmentalists today welcomed news of an investor pull-out and a trading halt by Australian-owned firm Lafayette Mining Limited this weekend hoping that this would signal the beginning of the end for the Arroyo administration s flagship mining project in Rapu-Rapu island in Albay. "This development is a tactical victory over Lafayette.

  • Commission hits Lafayette DENR for Rapu-Rapu tailings

    Lafayette invested 60 million in its mining operation in Rapu-Rapu an island in Albay Gulf and part of Albay province. It said the tailing span and dam structures designed to accommodate heavy rainfall had not yet been finished when Lafayette started operations "possibly due to high price of

  • Acid Mine Drainage the case of the Lafayette mine Rapu

    Acid Mine Drainage the case of the Lafayette mine Rapu Rapu (Philippines) Janet Cotter Kevin Brigden Greenpeace Research Laboratories Technical Note 09/2006 October 2006 Summary Acid streams resulting from mining activities from certain types of mineral deposits such as those at Rapu Rapu in the Philippines are highly toxic to the aquatic

  • Rapu Rapu Project UpdateMining News KITCO

    About Lafayette Mining Limited (ASX LAF) Lafayette Mining Limited through its subsidiary companies and Philippine partners holds an interest in the Rapu-Rapu Polymetallic Project in the Philippines. Rapu Rapu Island is approximately 350kms south of Manila. The Rapu-Rapu mineral resource currently supports an eight year mine life capable of

  • BankTrackRapu Rapu copper mine

    The Rapu Rapu Polymetallic Project on Rapu Rapu island in the South East of the Philippines is a open pit mine with a estimated annual production of approximately 11 000 tonnes of copper in concentrates 13 000 tonnes of zinc in concentrates as well as amounts of gold and silver.

  • Lafayette to proceed soon with final phase of Rapu-Rapu

    Aug 02 2006 · Rapu-Rapu Processing Inc. (RRPI) the local subsidiary of Australian mining company Lafayette Mining Ltd. expects to proceed very soon with the final phase of the test run of its polymettalic