Nihao Mineral Resources International, Inc. (NI) is a Philippine public-listed company engaged in the exploration, development and operation of nickel and other mining claims. The Company aims to capitalize on the trillion dollar mineral potential of the Philippines and to be at the forefront of the country’s economic development through mining. The Company aspires to be an integrated mining company with an expertise in acquisition, exploration, processing and development operations to all of its projects. The Company’s vision is to become a leading mining and processing company in the Philippines.
The Company’s name “NIHAO” stands for “Bountiful Nickel”, the primary mineral that is being targeted by the company’s exploration and acquisition efforts. It derived its name by combining the element symbol for Nickel “NI”, and the Chinese character for bountiful ”HAO”.
As of July 2013, the Company has mining claims located in the provinces of Isabela, Masbate, Zambales and Misamis Oriental that cover a total claim area of approximately 15,000 hectares.
The Company started its Isabela Nickel Project operations located in Dinapigue last March 2012. Currently, the company has shipped out a total of 7 shipments with an equivalent amount of weight of over 300,000 wet metric tons.
The Company is also doing progressive exploration in its mining claim in Masbate. Exploration activities include geological mapping, stream sediment sampling, heavy mineral concentrates sampling and rock/channel sampling.
NIHAO has an active Social Development & Management Program. This program includes assistance to infrastructure development & support services, health services, health facilities & health professionals, full educational scholarship programs.
The Company has signed agreements with solid foreign partners including Macquarie Bank of Australia, Capital Gold Pty Ltd., and Welcome Stranger Mining Ltd.