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Misamis Oriental is rich in some mineral deposits with cement raw material and clay deposits topping the list. The mining activities in the province are for chromite, feldspar, silica, bentonite, gold, coal, phosphatic deposit, guano, shale, and limestone. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau has the following record on metallic and non-metallic minerals:

 
Approved mining rights in Misamis Oriental
COMMODITY LOCATION HECTARES LICENSE PERMIT
shale Lugait, Misamis Oriental 129.6974 Mineral Production Sharing Agreement
iron and other minerals Brgy. Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City 3,341.7473 Exploration Permit
sand and gravel Gingoog City, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental 52.2041 Industrial Sand and Gravel Permit
silica and other minerals Lugait and Manticao, Misamis Oriental 149.6266 Mining Lease Contract
ferronickel Manticao, Misamis Oriental ---- Mineral Processing Permit
Mines and Geosciences Bureau
 

Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro is also endowed with mineral resources, both metallic and non-metallic. Non-metallic deposits are the most popular and are widely used for industrial and agricultural purposes. These include sand, gravel, limestone and feldspar.

It should be noted that many of the areas in Cagayan de Oro are bedded with limestone bodies. Larger exposed limestone bodies are in the vicinity of Indahag. Iron boulder deposits (magnetite and hematite) are in the vicinities of Barangay Dansolihon. Gold, platinum and iron are also found to be in Tuburan, Pigsag-an and Taglimao. DENR Region 10 recorded a total of 832.00 hectares of gold, platinum, iron and silver with mining permits under a small-scale mining in Cagayan de Oro City.

 
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Main information from Department of Trade and Industry-Misamis Oriental.