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Mining
T he mineral resources of Aurora are considered young and untapped. Copper and Gold are possibly among the major minerals that can be f ound in its mountain areas. T his is the reason why the of f ice of the Bureau of Mines and Geo-Sciences is drenched with applications f or mining exploration by dif f erent mining companies/corporations which almost cover the whole Province of Aurora. T here are at present twenty three (23) applications under APSA covering a total area of 107,705 hectares and 1,329 blocks while 225,301 hectares and 2,781 blocks are applied f or exploration by 18 mining corporations/companies under EXPA (Table 34). Table 34. Distribution of Mining Companies Applying f or Exploration Permits By Municipality, Aurora Province Type of Application FTAA NELDA mIneral Expl. Corp. SOCCORO Mineral Expl. Corp. Sub-Total APSA Jaime Y. Gonzales CRYST LA Rock Res., & Mining Corp Baler GOLD Mining Corp MULT ICREST Mining Corp PIEDRA MILLENNA Mining Co OMNI Mines Devt. Corp Diteki Mines Devt. Corp Rizal SILICA Corp RAPID City Realty & Devt. Green Square Properties Corp Rowell L. Santos Maria Aurora const. Mining Corp. AT M Mining Corp Montana Mining & Devt. Corp Gullwing Mining Inc. Baler Consolidated mines Corp Baler San Luis San Luis San Luis San Luis San Luis Dilasag Dinalungan Dingalan Dingalan Dinalungan-Dipaculao Umiray Dipaculao Dingalan Dilasag-Dinalungan Dipaculao-Ma. Aurora Name of Company Location Area covered 80,676 81,000 161,676 2,875 4,860 4,941 4,941 2,754 4,941 4,941 4,374 3,807 4,705 198 8,100 2,592 8,100 5,102 7,857 996 1,000 1,996 35 60 61 61 34 61 61 54 47 58 2 100 32 100 63 97 Blocks

Tribal Group Mining corp Egyptian Mineral Corp Minestone Mining & Devt. Corp U.P. Mines Inc. Consolidated ORES Phil, Inc. Glendale Mining 7 Devt. Corp Victoria T. Pister APSA Jaime Y. Gonzales CRYST LA Rock Res., & Mining Corp Baler GOLD Mining Corp MULT ICREST Mining Corp PIEDRA MILLENNA Mining Co OMNI Mines Devt. Corp Diteki Mines Devt. Corp Rizal SILICA Corp RAPID City Realty & Devt. Green Square Properties Corp Rowell L. Santos Maria Aurora const. Mining Corp. AT M Mining Corp Montana Mining & Devt. Corp Gullwing Mining Inc. Baler Consolidated mines Corp Tribal Group Mining corp Egyptian Mineral Corp Minestone Mining & Devt. Corp U.P. Mines Inc. Consolidated ORES Phil, Inc. Glendale Mining 7 Devt. Corp Victoria T. Pister Sub-total

Dingalan Dinalungan Casiguran Dinalungan Dingalan Maria Aurora Baler San Luis San Luis San Luis San Luis San Luis Dilasag Dinalungan Dingalan Dingalan Dinalungan-Dipaculao Umiray Dipaculao Dingalan Dingalan Dinalungan Casiguran Dinalungan Dingalan Maria Aurora

6,176 7,452 8,100 1,296 3,780 5,365 448 2,875 4,860 4,941 4,941 2,754 4,941 4,941 4,374 3,807 4,705 198 8,100 2,592 8,100 5,102 7,857 6,176 7,452 8,100 1,296 3,780 5,365 448 107,705

76 92 100 16 47 66 6 35 60 61 61 34 61 61 54 47 58 2 100 32 100 63 97 76 92 100 16 47 66 6 1,329

EXPA

Western Extn (OMNI Groups of Co) CRYSTAL Rock Res., & Mining Corp OMNI Mines Devt. Corp Baler GOLD Mining Corp Diteki Mines Devt. Corp MULT ICREST Mining Corp Ma. Aurora Construction Mining Corp Aurora Copper Gold Res., Mining Corp T RIMET S Resources Corp Dinalungan Mining & Exploration OMNI Mines Devt. Corp Dilasag Mining & Exploration Montana Mining & Devt. Corp ANCAN Mining Corp ITAWES Mining Exploration Co CAT TACA Mining Exploration Co MANGCHROFLED MIN. Mining Corp Mari R. Guillermo

Maria Aurora-San Luis Maria Aurora-San Luis Dipaculao Maria Aurora-San Luis Maria Aurora-San Luis Dipaculao Casiguran San Luis Casiguran Dingalan-San Luis Casiguran Dipaculao Dinalungan Dinalungan Dilasag Dingalan Dipaculao Dipaculao

16,200 8,667 16,200 16,200 16,200 16,200 16,200 4,373 16,200 7,533 16,200 8,100 16,200 14,418 16,200 16,200 1,620 2,389 225,301 1,152 2,089 3,241 497,923

200 107 200 200 200 200 200 54 200 93 200 100 200 178 200 200 20 29 2,781 14 26 40 6,146

Sub-total MLC MPSA Baler Consolidated Mines Corp Industries Devt. Corp

Sub-total T OTAL

FT TA Financial Technical Assistance Agreement EXPA Exploration Agreement MPSA Minreal production Sharing Agreements MLC Mineral Lease Contract Note: T he total area ref lected is a result of the overlapping coverage of the applied areas of the above mining companies as well extended areas outside Aurora Source: AIADP Consolidated Land Use Plan, 2000 T he inf lux of application f or mining exploration permits can be attributed to the enactment into law of R.A. No. 1995. T his Act provides major incentives to mining companies such as: cutting of timbers within their exploration areas, enter private lands, and priority rights in the utilization of water within the areas.