Surigao del Sur is endowed with substantial quantities of metallic and non-metallic minerals.
Among the metallic minerals are copper, gold, chromite, cobalt, nickel and lead zinc. The non-metallic minerals include limestone, coal and feldspar, clay diatomite/bentomite and coarse/fine aggregates. There are small and large scales mining activities in the province. And twelve (12) mining corporations in the province operating in a large scale mining, namely; Philex Gold Philippines, Inc., located at Lianga and Barobo with an area of 6, 207.62 hectares and on gold exploration stage. Then the Das-agan Mining Corporation situated in Lingig and Barobo with an area of 3,809.54 hectares also on gold exploration stage.
The other one is the North Dinagat Mineral Resources, Corp., in the Municipality of Carrascal with an area of 2,320.09 hectares on chromite exploration stage. Another one is the Ludgoron Mining Corporation located in the Municipality of Carrascal with an area of 3,248.06 hectares on nickel exploration stage. Then three (3) areas for CTP Construction and Mining Corporation all are operating in the Municipality of Carrascal with an area of 4,547.76 hectares on nickel mining, the other one is 321.40 hectares still on nickel mining and the last one is 3,564.00 hectares on gold mining. Then the Phigold Metallic Ore, Inc., in the Municipality of Barobo with an area of 449.49 hectares on gold but the area is under construction and development. And the Consolidated Ores Philippines, Inc., in Manhulayan, San Miguel with an area of 1,953.00 hectares but exploration activity is temporarily stopped. Then the Carac-an Development Corporation in Cantilan and Carrascal with an area of 4,860.00 hectares on nickel exploration stage. Then the Marc Ventures Mining & Development Corporations, located at Carrascal and Cantilan with an area of 4,799 hectares operating on gold mining. The last one is the Carrascal Nickel Corp. (CNC), located in Carrascal with an area of 4,547.70 hectares which is on nickel mining