Mines and Geosciences Bureau

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MINES SECTOR

I. Narrative

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is the primary government agency under the DENR that is responsible for the sustainable exploration, development, utilization and conservation of all mineral resources in public and private lands within the territory and exclusive economic zone of the Republic of the Philippines.

The Cagayan Valley is endowed with rich mineral resources that has generally remained untapped. From the numerous mining rights applications filed with MGB R02, only 88 mining rights were approved that covers an aggregate area of 150,481.81 hectares. These include six (6) Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) nickel, limestone, iron and chromite, two (2) Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) for gold and copper, fifteen (15) Exploration Permits (EP) for gold, copper and magnetite sand, and fifty five (55) Industrial Permits (IP) for sand and gravel.

The local government as our partner in stewarding our mineral resources is responsible for the issuance of Small Scale Mining Permits (SSMP), Special Pebble Permits (SPP) and Quarry Permits (QP).

For the year, revenue generated from the extraction of mineral resources and payment of occupation fees by mining companies amounted to P14,232,887.75.

1. Mineral Resource/Reserves

PROVINCE METALLIC AND NON-METALLIC
 Cagayan
Iron, Clay, Pebbles, Manganese, Perlite, Copper, Gold, Gypsum, Sand and Gravel, Limestone, Guano, Coal, Natural Gas, Basalt, , Sulfur, Diorite,
 Isabela
Copper, Sand and Gravel, Clay, Gold, Chromite, Nickel, Manganese, Gemstone, Guano, 
Chert, Pyrite, Gypsum, Coal, Gemstone, Chert,
 Nueva Vizcaya      
Gypsum, Nickel, Limestone, Sand and Gravel, Copper, Clay, Gold, Lead, Silver, Silica, Clay, Molybdenum, Manganese
 Quirino
Copper, Gold, Marble Clay, Limestone, Sand and Gravel, Basalt, Guano, Marble

  

2. Permits Issued by Local Government Units (LGUs)

PROVINCE NO. OF PERMITS
Batanes -
Cagayan 25
Isabela 6
Nueva Vizcaya 3
Quirino 1
Regional Total 35

3. Mineral Production

3.1 Annual Metallic Minerals – No Data

3.2 Annual Non-Metallic Minerals Other Than Sand and Gravel (As of CY-2011)

PROVINCE MINERAL METRIC TONS
Cagayan Sand and Gravel  19,500.00
  Pure Sand 179,775.20 
  Pebbles 21,680 
  Earth Materials 1,300 
  Boulders 29,726 
Isabela Sand and Gravel 329,312 
Nueva Vizcaya Sand and Gravel  284,387 
  Boulders 268,376 
Quirino Sand and Gravel 21,128 
Regional Total   1,155,184.20

3.3 Annual Sand and Gravel (CY 2011)

PROVINCE NO. OF EXTRACTORS
Batanes -
Cagayan 96
Isabela 45
Nueva Vizcaya 258
Quirino 17
Regional Total 416

3.4 Annual Non-Metallic Price Monitor

Mineral Commodity

Type of Product

Province/City

Selling Price/Cu.m.

Remarks 

Sand and Gravel

Mixed

Sand

Cagayan

Isabela

Nueva Vizcaya

Quirino

Cagayan

Camalaniugan

150.00

150.00

100.00

100.00

180.00

250.00

Average

Average

Average

Average

Average

Average

Ordinary Earth

Earth

Cagayan

50.00

Average

Boulders

 

Cagayan

390.00

Average

   

Nueva Vizcaya

100.00

Average


4. Approved and Existing Permits

4.1 Mineral Production Sharing Agreement

Province

No.

 Area

Commodity

Regional Total

 

6

58,398.80

Limestone, Nickel, Iron, Chromite

Batanes

-

-

-

Cagayan

5

56,007

Limestone and Magnetite Sand

Isabela

1

2,391.80

Nickel, Iron, Chromite

Nueva Vizcaya

-

 -

 -

Quirino

-

-

-

 

4.2 Financial Technical Assistance Agreement 

Province

No.

 Area

Commodity

Regional Total

2

24,558.50

Gold

Batanes

-

Cagayan

-

-

-

Isabela

-

-

-

Nueva Vizcaya

2

24,558.50

Gold

Quirino

-

-

-

4.3 Exploration Permit

Province

No.

 Area

Commodity

Regional Total

 

15

66,803.35

Gold, Copper & Magnetite Sand

Batanes

-

-

Cagayan

5

37,072.56

Gold, Magnetite Sand, Iron Ore

Isabela

1

1,308.77

Gold

Nueva Vizcaya

7

26,012.32

Gold, Copper

Quirino

2

2,409.70

Gold

4.4 Industrial Sand and Gravel Permit

Province

No.

 Area

Commodity

Regional Total

55

721.16

Sand and Gravel

Batanes

-

-

-

Cagayan

54

          701.16

Sand and Gravel

Isabela

1

20

-do-

Nueva Vizcaya

-

-

-

Quirino

-

-

-

4.5 Lease Contracts – Not Applicable

4.6 Special Mines Permit - Not Applicable

4.7 Mineral Processing Permit

Province

No.

Commodity

Regional Total

1

Sand and Gravel

Batanes

 -

Cagayan

7

Magnetite Sand

Isabela

-

Nueva Vizcaya

-

-

Quirino

 1

Sand and GRavel

4.8 Treasure Hunting Permit – Not Applicable (Issuance was transferred to Central Office)

5. Revenue Collected (CY-2011)

Province

Extraction Fee

Occupation Fee

Total

Regional Total

12,823,862.75

1,409,025.00

14,232,887.75

Batanes

-

-

-

Cagayan

7,593,387.75

164,625

7,758,012.75

Isabela

1,263,560

-

1,263,560.00

Nueva Vizcaya

3,861,275

660,600

4,521,875.00

Quirino

105,640

583,800

689,440


Operation

 Mining Projects Within Region 2

 


 
Operating Mines
    • _ cement plant and_ quarries
    • _ Medium Scale Direct State Utilization Project
    • _ Industrial Sand and Gravel quarries issued by LGUs
    • _ sand and gravel quarries issued by LGUs
    • _ earthfill quarries issued by LGUs
    • _ small-scale magnesite quarries
    • _ small-scale silica quarries
    • _ small-scale limestone quarries
    • _ small-scale chromite quarries

Mining Rights Granted

There are currently ________ hectares of land covered by approved mining tenements, namely:
    • _ Mineral Prod’n Sharing Agreements(MPSA)
    • _ Exploration Permit (EP)
    • _ ISAG

Mining Tenement Areas
 
 
 
 

Directory of Small Scale Mines (SSM) (as of June 2010)

Table 2- List of SSM by Province


Geo-Hazard Assessment and Mapping visit http://mgbr2.com/index.php/geo