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Land and Resources, Natural Resources

important natural resource, chromium, natural gas reserves, cobalt, manganese

The Philippines has extensive mineral deposits of copper, gold, silver, nickel, lead, and chromium. Other important, but less plentiful, deposits of zinc, cobalt, and manganese also exist. Copper has been mined extensively and is the leading mineral product, but many of the country’s mineral resources remain unexploited. The Philippines has limited offshore petroleum and natural gas reserves. About 19 percent of the Philippines is forested. Logging has seriously depleted forest cover since the early 20th century. The Philippine waters are abundant with many varieties of fish, which are an important natural resource as a staple of the Philippine diet and an export commodity.



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important natural resource, chromium, natural gas reserves, cobalt, manganese, nickel, staple, Philippines, silver, century, gold, percent, Logging

 
 

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