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Mineral Resources or Deposit In The Philippines!

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Janah Mikaela Melo Cañega

on 22 February 2014

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Transcript of Mineral Resources or Deposit In The Philippines!

A mineral is a naturally - formed solid element or compound where atoms and molecules are bound together in a definite, orderly arrangement to form crystals.
Mineral Resources or Deposit in the Philippines!
There are about 200 known minerals but only less than 100 are of economy importance. Minerals may accumulate extensively and form mineral deposits.
A mineral deposit from which a metal maybe extracted profitably is called a mineral ore.
A rich nickel deposit is found in Nonoc Island, Surigao Del Norte. It is also believe to be found in Davao Oriental, Palawan, Romblon, Samar, Camarines Norte and Occidental Mindoro.
Ores are rocks or minerals deposits from which metals such as gold, silver, copper, platinum or lead can be detained commercially. Areas where diggings are made to extract mineral ores are called mines.
The important iron sources of the Philippines are those in Ilocos Norte, Camatines Norte, Cotabato, Nueva Vizcaya, Surigao, Cagayan Valley, Marinduque, Zamboanga, Samar, Bulacan and Davao.
The principal deposits of gold silver are found in Benguet. Camarines Norte, Masbate, Bulacan, and Surigao.
Metals a important. The properties of metals make them useful for specific purposes. Iron is the main material for steel bars used in buildings and road construction. Copper is used in making electrical wires. Tin is the material for milk cans and other preserved food products. Nickel is mixed with copper or other materials to form stainless cooking wares. Gold is important in making jewelry.
The richness of the Philippines in terms of minerals resources is being attributed to its location in the so-called PACIFIC RING OF FIRE. This area is associated with over 450 volcanoes and is home to approximately 75% of the world's active volcanoes.
The Philippines is list as the 5th mineral country in the world
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