Earth Resources Laboratory 


 The Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL) conducts research on earth resources ranging from metalliferous and non-metalliferous deposits and energy resources. It envisions quality research and training of graduate and undergraduate students on the various aspects of resources.


Maria Rosana Ines D. Balangue-Tarriela, Ph.D.

Projects Undertaken

Mineral Resources

  •  Characterization of alteration rocks in Didipio and Runruno ore deposits
  • Geochemistry of Didipio porphyry persuasive writing deposit (DOST-PCIERD Project in collaboration with ADMU)
  • Petrography of aggregates in Bulacan, Pampanga, and Rizal area
  • Petrography of crushed and natural aggregates
  • Morphology and mineral chemistry of pyrites in Runruno, Nueva Vizcaya
  • Hydrothermal alteration studies of selected alkaline hosted ore deposits in the Philippines
  • Gold characterization and mineralization in the Co-O mine district
  • Petrography and geochemistry of potential sources of acid rock drainage (ARD) in Masbate Gold Project, Aroroy, Masbate

Energy Resources

  • Water-rock interaction of Bacon-Manito Geothermal Field
  • Water-rock interaction of Biliran Geothermal Field

Water-Food Energy Nexus

  • Hotspring water quality
  • Mineral equilibria of hot spring water
  • Thermal survey of hot spring waters in Calamba and Los Banos
  • Impact of hot spring resort development on the groundwater discharge in Laguna De Bay

Other training on transmitted and reflected light microscopy, hydrothermal alteration and geochemical modelling.

Faculty and Graduate Students

  • Maria Angelica Pena
  • Aubrey Villareal-Tirona
  • Camille Austine Muyco
  • Dana Marielle Sarmiento
  • Hedrick Reyes
  • Jose Rainier Trinidad
  • Ma. Isabella Hermo
  • Mark Angelo Somosa
  • Mark Louis Lagura
  • Maneka Kristia Alemania
  • Bernadette Buladaco
  • Cleodette Lagata
  • Raymond Leuterio
  • John Michael Austria

Research Staff

  • Dana Marielle Sarmiento

Research Laboratories