What Are The Mineral Resources In The Philippines?


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There are abundant amounts of mineral resources in the soil in the Philippines. This is due to the volcanic nature of the island and it allows the Philippines to be a powerhouse in regards to geothermal energy. According to the country has 21.5 billion tons of metal deposits and an estimated 19.3 billion metric tons of non-metal deposits.

Nickel is the most abundant mineral resource in the country and can be found in Surigao del Norte, Palawan, Davao, Romblon and Samar.

Iron can be found in Ilocos Norte, Neuva Ecija, Cotabato and Camarines Norte and copper is abundant in Batangas, Mindoro, Zambales, Panay and Negros.

The most abundant non-metallic mineral resources are:

• Cement
• Lime
• Marble

Other non-metals that can be found in the Philippines include asbestos, clay, asphalt, guano, feldspar, sulphur, talc, silicon, phosphate and marble.

The Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea and to the south by the Celebes Sea, which separates it from the islands of Indonesia. Its location and tropical climate means that the country is prone to earthquakes and typhoons. The rainforests and extensive coast lines of the country make it home to a diverse range of plants and animals.

The population of the Philippines is estimated to be 94 million people, making it the 12th most populous country in the world. In addition to this there are believed to be around 11 million Filipinos who live abroad.

The two official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and English. The country is divided up into three main geographical divisions (Luzon, Visayas and Midanao). The capital city Manila is located in the Luzon region.

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