Sand Being Hauled Aways from the Cagayan Beaches in the Philippines, Shipped off to China

Sand Being Hauled Aways from the Cagayan Beaches in the Philippines, Shipped off to China

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Photo courtesy of: “Sand Wars” Filmmaker: © Denis Delestrac

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At least 2.5 million metric tons of the country’s magnetite were shipped to China from almost five years of controversy-ridden blacksand mining operations in the province of Cagayan, government records showed.

The volume comprised a total of about 331 shipments that got out of Port Irene, the main port of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Santa Ana town…

Read Full Article, Melvin G. Gascon

Philippines Black Sand Mining Operations, Gonzaga, Cagayan Province, A dossier and photo reportage by Juergen Lorenz for Coastal Care (11-2012)

Ilocos Sur is Helpless Against Illegal Black Sand Mining, Philippines, GMA Network (05-30-2013)

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…


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

Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks: A UNEP report (GEA-March 2014)

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac

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