The Küre open-pit copper mine (Turkey, 2012). © BRGM - Francis Cottard


BRGM works to support mining policy development to meet new mineral resource challenges.

Our work covers all aspects of knowledge on mineral raw materials and their management, including economics, assessments of reserves, substance life cycles, expert site studies and process management. The aim is to contribute to the security of supplies.

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PanAfGeo, a unique training programme in Africa

Coordinated by the French Geological Survey (Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières – BRGM), PanAfGeo brought together 10 European geological surveys and their African counterparts for 3 years to train 1,074 geoscientists from 49 African countries. On 24 and 25 October, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, hosted the final meeting of Africa’s largest geoscience training programme, with delegates from international bodies, ministers and representatives of participating European and African nations.


Mineral resources: a strategic issue

Increasingly scarce resources and growing demand: the supply of mineral raw materials has become a major economic issue for France and Europe.

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