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The Geological Survey Department

Corner Mdada / Dzeliwe Streets

P O Box 9

Tel: 24042411

Fax: 24045215

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Cartography:

This section provides Cartographic and drafting services to the various sections of the Department. It is also responsible for the safe keeping and sale of the various publications to the public.

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Laboratory:

The function of the chemical laboratory is to do analysis of a wide range of geological material as well as research and development of new analytical techniques. Currently most chemical analyses are carried out using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) after nitric acid digestion.

Activities

(i) Water quality analysis of groundwater samples.
(ii) Chemical analysis of rocks, soil and stream sediment samples from exploration and mapping programmes.
(iii) Preparation of thin and polished sections for mineral identification.
(iv) Provision of analysis / identification of minerals to interested parties.

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Drilling

This section provides drilling services to various sections of the Department. Groundwater boreholes for private and public institutions are also drilled through the Hydrogeology Unit.

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Mapping

Geological mapping is an ongoing activity of the department.

The geological mapping section is currently revising the geological and structural maps of the country with the view of updating them.

The country has been mapped at the following scales:

All these publications are available in analogue format

Current Activities

Future activities

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