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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 !!! UNLIKE MOST PARTS OF THE PHILIPPINES, PALAWAN IS A PART OF THE SUNDA PLATE Province of clastic rocks (sandstones and mudstones) NORTHEAST PALAWAN:SOUTHWEST PALAWAN: ROCKS FOUND IN PALAWAN: rocks from uplifted oceanic crust & mantle MALAMPAYA SOUND & EL NIDO AREA: marine cherts and limestones CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE &MOUNT CAPOAS AREA: ST. PAUL & EL NIDO AREA: karst limestones intruding granite rocks IN COLLISION WITH THE PHILIPPINE MOBILE BELT 10°00N 118°50E South China Sea & Sulu Sea coordinates lies between PALAWAN PALAWAN 14,649.73 KM. SQ. the largest province in the Philippines TOTAL AREA TYPE I Climate Northern & Southern Part TYPE III Climate Eastern Part GEOLOGIC FEATURES Puerto Princesa Underground River limestone karst mountain landscape Coron, Palawan Coron Island, Coron Bay, Coron Reefs El Nido, Palawan white beaches, hot springslimestone and marble cliffs,sand bar in Viga, kapoas diorite,alluvium broad planes Tabon Caves Set of caves where the Tabon Man, one of the oldest remnants of human inhabitants found in the Philippines, was discovered. Palawan Trough Bacuit Bay GEOLOGIC HAZARDS? Palawan is relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity. The only hazard is the continuous weathering of limestone that affects the infrastructures adjacent to the cliffs MINERAL RESOURCES chromitecoppermanganesenickel has no major faults; relatively stable than other parts of the country sources: JILLIAN RUTH PORTOGEOL 11SIR JP MENDOZA
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