Ilocos Sur is Helpless Against Illegal Black Sand Mining, Philippines

Ilocos Sur is Helpless Against Illegal Black Sand Mining, Philippines

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Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac

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Illegal miners continue to extract black sand from Ilocos Sur, (on Philippines’ North Western Coast) exporting the commodity out of the country placing coastal areas and the people at risk of erosion, according to a priest, an environmental group, and the Mines Bureau…

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Supreme Court Asked to Halt Black Sand Mining, Philippines (Uploaded 05-10-2012)
To prevent further destruction of the coastline, public officials and concerned citizens filed with the Supreme Court to issue a writ against a mining project to extract black sand.

Mining Black Sand, Lingayen, North Western Coast, Philippines (Uploaded 02-06-2012)
The black sand of coastal villages facing the Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, is being mined for magnetite, a highly-valuable mineral used by industrial companies. The once pristine beaches are now destroyed and coastal erosion alarms residents…

Philippines Black Sand Mining Operations, Gonzaga, Cagayan Province, Philippines (Uploaded 11-06-2012)
A dossier and photo reportage by Juergen Lorenz.

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Magnetite Beach Sand Mining Operation, Buguey, Cagayan, North Eastern Coast, Philippines: Youtube Video

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