Responsible Mining and Quarry

Ilocos Norte showcases a diverse range of mineral potential throughout its 3,622.91 km2 hectares total land area. It is covered by 10.7% of mining tenements according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office 1 (MGB RO1) - Mineral Profile 2022.

The province partners with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office 1 to promote the rational exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of mineral resources guided by the commitment to responsible minerals development.

The Province has passed a Comprehensive Quarry Ordinance to create and protect a sustainable and responsible mining industry.

Ilocos Norte's major river systems are good sources of excellent quantity and quality of sand and gravel used not only for local construction and masonry but also for export.

Why INvest?

The province dedicates to satisfy investment considerations through a competitive investment Climate. Abundant metallic and non-metallic mineral resources are yet to be developed.

Adequate INvest Considerations:


Promote world class sustainable development through advancement of mineral-based investments in the province.

Investor Assistance Program

The program showcases an avenue to specially assist prospective mineral-based investors to streamline their investment process. The program consists of the following free services:

Investor's Pre-investment Assistance

Investor’s Permitting and Expansion Assistance

Indicated Mineral Resources are:

Investment Potentials:

Get in touch with us

Ilocos Norte Trade and Investment Promotions Center

Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol Rizal St., Laoag City, Philippines 2900

+63(77) 772-1212 loc 112

Invest Ilocos Norte

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