• The Philippines is located in the “Pacific Ring of Fire” – within the ring of volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean, host to rich mineral deposits
  • Established reserves of about 13 known metallic and 29 nonmetallic minerals
  • Total land area 30 million hectares
  • Mineralized land area of 9 million hectares, or 30% of total land area
  • Gold Mineral Endowment 3rd in world
  • Copper Mineral Endowment 4th in world
  • Nickel Mineral Endowment 5th in world
  • Chromite Mineral Endowment 6th in world
  • 13 Metallic Minerals (known) 7.1 billion metric tons
  • 29 Non-Metallic Minerals (known) 51 billion metric tons