Geological Survey Department (GSD), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia

Geological Survey Department (GSD), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia is an organization that deals with the geological surveying, mapping, exploration of mineral and metals of the region.

Brief information about the Geological Survey Department, Zambia :
  • Geological Survey Department (GSD), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia is the organization that is supervised by the Ministry of Mines and minerals development, Zambia.
  • The prime objective of the GSD, Zambia is to play a crucial role in the development of mineral resources that provides geological, geochemical and geophysical data of the country.
  • Geological Survey Department (GSD), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia acts as an advisory body that provides valuable information and services to he public.
Organizational infrastructure and services of the Geological Survey Department (GSD), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia :

To supply accurate information, the organization is divided into different parts, viz -
  1. Chemistry laboratory : Here all the chemical analysis of the obtained products are done with scientific equipments.
  2. Mineral dressing and Metallurgical Laboratory : In this section, all the processing Programme are done.
  3. Geophysics section : This section conducts all the magnetic and resistivity surveys
  4. Mineralogy and petrology laboratory : Identification and analysis of minerals, rocks are done using modern technology for petrographic study.
  5. Gemological section : Identification, evaluation of all types of gemstone are analyzed in this laboratory of Geological Survey Department (GSD), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia.

There are other two sections which have been initiated recently, these are -

  • Information section
  • Cartographic section

Thus, Geological Survey Department (GSD), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia has been providing reliable database about the minerals and mining activities of Zambia from its beginning. As the mineral resources of the region is the key factor of the development of industry, therefore, Geological Survey Department (GSD), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia is playing a vital role for the development of urbanization.