Principal Investigator

Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), Cambodia

ASEAN Co-Investigator


Japanese Co-Investigator

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tetsuya NAKANISHI
Kyushu University

Awarded year



Collaborative Research Program with Industry (CRI)


Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering


Cambodia in one of the most interested countries for mineral exploration as other ASEAN countries and mining sector may be a key for economic growth generation. As the mineral resources such as gold, copper, and others are little or yet discovered, many potential area e.g. Oyadao district, Ratanakiri provice is attracted by local and international mining companies to explore. One prospect namely Halo in Oyadao area has been reported with high anomaly of gold and copper but however, no scientific research has been carried in detail. The main objectives of the research are to study on (1) characteristic of host rocks; (2) origin and source of gold and copper mineralization; (3) establish Au-Cu ore deposit; (4) establish hydrothermal alteration map of surface and sub-surface region; and (5) perform economic evaluation, if feasible, of gold and copper mineralization of the research area.

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