Cebu firm transforms mining pit into an attraction

AN OLD mining pit in western Cebu has turned into a popular site for social media-worthy selfies and groufies.

Trees dot the slopes of the Biga Pit, providing a refreshing contrast to the barren, rocky slopes of two other open pits within the vast mines of Carmen Copper Corp. in Toledo City, Cebu.

Visitors are greeted by, not a huge gaping hole with excavators and dump trucks at the bottom but, a stunning vista of a man-made lake with turquoise water.

At the Biga Pit Lookout, participants to an Annual Mine Tour organized Friday, June 23, by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau didn’t waste time taking their smartphones and cameras out to snap pictures. Read More