Didipio is a high-grade underground gold and copper mine located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

OceanaGold acquired Didipio in 2006 through a merger with Climax Mining Ltd. and commenced commercial production as an open pit operation in 2013. In 2016, the mine transitioned from an open pit to underground operation, with production from the underground commencing in early 2017.

We employ approximately 1,589 people – 98% are Filipino, 55% reside in the host provinces, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, and 30% reside in the host community of Didipio.

The operation is subject to regular monitoring, inspection and verification by various government agencies and by a Multipartite Monitoring Team (composed of members representing national government agencies, local government units and communities). Regular internal and external audits are conducted on our compliance with the Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA), existing permits and with Philippine laws, rules regulations and our corporate policies.

Quick Facts
Type Underground
2017 production 176 790 oz gold
18 351 t copper
2018 production guidance 110,000 – 115,000 oz gold
15,000 – 16,000 t copper
Measured & Indicated Resources 1.39 Moz gold
2.88 Moz silver
0.17 Mt copper
Inferred Resources 0.3 Moz gold
0.3 Moz silver
0.03 Mt copper
Estimated Mine Life 2032+