The Taganito mine site is located in the municipality of Claver, province of Surigao del Norte. Its area of operations is within the Surigao Mineral Reservation. TMC exports saprolite and limonite ore, and provides limonite ore and non-mining services to the adjacent Taganito HPAL plant of THPAL.

A large part of the municipal land of Claver is identified as a Mining Reservation because of its mineral deposits, though farming and fishing are also sources of livelihood for the residents. There are several river systems in the area that feed into the Kinalablaban Bay and it is the 6.1 Km Taganito River that TMC has officially adopted for protection and sustainability measures in cooperation with the local government unit and agencies. The mining area is a government mineral reservation with MPSA No. 266-2008-XIII-SMR. It is not located in, nor is it adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value.

In pursuit of development, TMC partners with its four host barangays -- Hayanggabon, Urbiztondo, Taganito and Cagdianao -- and is a responsible neighbour to ten other non-mining barangays of the municipality. The area is part of the ancestral domain of the Mamanwas, one of the oldest tribes in the Philippines. The organizations of the Mamanwas, which is registered and recognized by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) – Asosasyon nan Madazaw na Panaghiusa ng Tribo nan Mamanwa sa Taganito ug Urbiztondo (AMPANTRIMTU) is supported by TMC.


  • Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (2003, 2004, 2008, 2021)
  • Platinum Achievement Award (1999, 2006*, 2009, 2017)
  • Titanium Achievement Award (2007, 2016)
  • Mining Forest Program, Metallic Category
  • Best Mining Forest Awards in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 1st runner up (2006, 2014)
  • 2nd runner up (1997, 2018)
  • 3rd runner up (1996, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013)
  • Best Safety Inspector (2016 – James Paje, 2017 – Benjamin Monteagudo)


  • 2019, 2018 & 2017 PH-EITI Transparency Awardee for Excellence in Reporting - Company Category
  • 2019 & 2018 Regional Winner, Gawad Kalasag Search for Excellence in DRRM and Humanitarian Assistance - Private Org Category
  • Champion, Regional Fire Olympics (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Champion, National Fire Olympics - Industrial Category (2015, 2017)
  • 2020, 2018 PhilHealth Top Remitting and Top Reporting Private Employer
  • 2018 Agency of the Year of the Municipality of Claver
  • 2018 Recognition as PAG-IBIG Surigao Branch’s Top Employer for Membership Savings Collection, Modified Pag-IBIG II, Multi-purpose Loan Availment
  • 2014 Billionaires Club Award from the BIR
  • 2013 Most Outstanding Labor Management Council National Awardee
  • 2019 Special Award on Effective Organizational Structure, Search for Outstanding LMC
  • 2013 & 2021 Outstanding Labor Management Cooperation for Industrial Peace Awards
  • 2022 TESDA Kabalikat Award
  • 2022 Biggest Taxpayer of Claver - Mining Category