Antamok Open Pit Mine

Site of the oldest mine in the Philippines. Antamok open pit mine is the first mine in the Country.

When Americans came here in Benguet in the early 1900’s, they discovered a vast deposit of Gold with the help of the early Igorots. The indigenous people showed them a sample of Gold to the Americans coming from this area and the rest is history.antamok open pit mine paIn this picture, you can not clearly see the mining pit because after its closure, the mining firm planted growing trees on the surface of the pit.

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