Anglo American PLC Group, the world’s fourth-largest diversified mining group, is exploring copper and gold deposits in several areas of Cordillera region, a ranking official of the company said today. In an interview with reporters during a mining conference held here, Roderick Watt, Anglo American’s exploration manager for the Philippines, said the firm has already secured an exploration permit from the government to study a potential 8,000-hectare mining site in the northern province of Apayao.