Mindoro means “Mina de Oro”, Mine of Gold Reply

“Mina de Oro”.
Mindoro Island’s name meant “Mine of Gold”.

There are many resources abundantly found in Mindoro Island. One I like best is the natural still-virgin swatches of forest. I never thought for the name “Mindoro” to also be a literal meaning- mine of gold.

The latest find tho is Jade not gold. Until I attended an opening exhibit of
the Philippine Jade de Mindoro display and workshop would I have known there dis also jade here.

Made by domestic craftsmen, these gems are an early excavation, meaning barely tapping into the mine. I was told the jewellery quality get richer as the dig get deeper.

The owners are a friend of mine and they were kind enough to show me a room full. A room full of raw jade! I never imagined raw jade to be these huge chunks of rocks but here they are- chunks of rocks. They come in huge blocks, some weighing 70 kilos each. Bigger if it can be unloaded and transported through jungle by man.

Stay tuned for more pictures as the workers polish up their pieces.

For the Ladies; SHOPPING! Excellent Handicrafts and Nature’s art to appreciate. Reply

Above are a sample of Rocks I’ve collected. This one is called simply- “Green Heart” because of its shape. For this picture it was wet with water to show the strains and coloration. And yes, it is spoken for!

These are broken shells that closely resemble the finest art nature could produce.

Collecting shells and rocks is a great way to relax and meditate after work.

These beauties are going to be made into home decors, adornments, jewellery available for purchase in our Resort souvenir store.

These wooden flower vases came straight from the craftsman’s lathe. There has been no finishing applied to these samples. The colours you see are natural to this wood we call domestically as Kamagong tree. Not to be confused with mahogany, this is one of nature’s hardest woods excellent for carving because of its very desirable natural coloration..

Stay tuned as we post more items. We will be posting SHELLS to be sold “as is”- meaning raw, just as it was picked up off the shores so you can do with it what you want it to be.

Get some creative juices flowing!! Now.