|Mineral formations which tell the geological history of Palawan are just exposed on a hillside in Mangingisda, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.|
We have been trying to get them protected before we expose them to the general public, who have already written graffiti on the nicest specimen. We are also working on making a livelihood for the local residents as guides after they are trained to do so.
When we get them protected, I am proposing a nice day trip to the white sand beach, dolphin watching, snorkeling, and viewing of these mineral formations for those who like the "off-the-beaten-track" sort of tour. Most people lately have been winding up in El Nido, and although the karst cliffs and pristine waters are spectacular, they are seething with tourists. The town of El Nido is over-crowded to boot.
Here is a link to an online ABS-CBN media article. http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/26/17/govt-urged-to-protect-seashell-fossils-site-in-palawan
Until we get them protected, here are some photos of them which someday you can see for yourself.
|Calcite from a rock strewn about the area.|
|A fossilized seashell.|