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Definitely Not A Mining Endorsement

Coal is not only the mineral found on our island, we too also have an ample supply of guano (pls. view the table below). Guano manure is an effective fertilizer and soil that is deficient in organic matter can be made more productive by addition of this manure.

These organic mineral can be a good alternative for our costly chemical fertilizers sourced from outside of the island. And definitely, it would mean a cost saving for our province's financial hemorrhage by making our agricultural sector self-sustaining. A bountiful harvest would equate a lower cost on our food budget.

Municipality/Barangay Mineral CommodityEstimated Reserved (in MT)
VIRAC
Tablora
Guano
Phospate
962
354
Calatagan
Guano
Phospate
196
72
TalisoyGuano
Phospate
1,486
583
Eli Manganese 79.50
CacaoGuano
Phospate
670
300
MarilimaGuano
Phospate
3,694
1,424
Bigaa Limestone147,000,000
Calatagan Limestone/Shale36,000,000
BAGAMANOC
Bacac
Bagatabao
Minaili
Poblacion
Iron 63,000
BATO
Sipi
Marble 40,000,000 cu.m geological reserve
6,000,000 cu.m. mineable reserve
Marinawa Manganese2,000
SAN ANDRES
Datag
Manganese 500
Carawat
Manganese 800
Codon Marble 66,666,666 cu. m. geological reserve
10,000,000 cu. m mineable reserve
Catagbacan Marble16,763,409 cu. m. geological reserve
2,514,511 cu. m. mineable reserve
J. M. Alberto
Guano
Phospate
465
183
LictinGuano
Phospate
1,601
589
Manamrag Cement Raw Materials
257,000,000
HilawanCement Raw Materials 370,000,000
Barinay
Tibang
Cement Raw Materials2,880,000
SAN MIGUEL
Boton
White Clay
3,600

Source: Mineral Resources of Bicol Region, August 1990 & technical report on the Banner Mineral, Commodity Program: Marble, Nov. 1994 by Vnarido, Gapuya & JMS Laud.

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