LEGAZPI CITY – Regional Director Guillermo A. Molina, Jr. IV of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB R.O.-V) finally releases the Mineral Processing Permit for Elnar’s Gold Processing Plant under permit number MPP-001-2020-V as represented by Ms. Analyn E. Angeles last December 23, 2020 at the MGB R.O.-V Office, Rawis, Legazpi City.

RD Molina (center) during the turnover ceremony with Elnar’s Gold Processing Permit as represented by Ms. Analyn E. Angeles (1st from right) last December 23, 2022.

This Mineral Processing Permit allows Elnar’s Gold Processing Plant to process gold and silver from residual stockpiles/mill tailings at their plant site located at Barangay Sta. Rosa Norte in the Municipality of Jose Panganiban, Province of Camarines Norte. Further, said Mineral Processing Permit shall be for a period of five (5) years from December 23, 2020 to December 22, 2025 and renewable for like periods but not to exceed a total term of twenty-five (25) years.

This Mineral Processing Permit has been filed with this Office on May 8, 2015 is granted in accordance with RA 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, Chapter XI of DENR Administrative Order no. 2010-21 and DAO 2019-19: Guidelines on the disposition of residual stockpiles sourced from small-scale mining operation.