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Basic geological cartography

Currently 150 basic geological maps have been lifted and edited, which represents 81% coverage of the country (without the erg). They are distributed as follows:

  • Geological maps 1 / 50 000 :
    • 94 published maps
    • 15 minutes maps
    • 02 lifted maps
    • 15 unexercised maps
    • 09 in progress maps
  • Maps 1 / 100 000
    • 28 published maps
    • 01 minute map
    • 01 in progress maps
    • 19 unexercised maps

Synthetical geological cartography

Until March 2016 the status of geological mapping at 1/200 000 is detailed as follows :

  • 10 published maps
  • 02minutes maps
  • 07 in progress maps
  • 12Unexercised map

Mapping of useful substances governorates

The National Office of Mines, produced studies of the potential useful substances in tunisian governorates. These studies in scale 1 / 200,000 characterize the quality of materials and substances (sands, clays, carbonates, gypsum, etc.) and define their geographical distribution, their reserves and their main areas of use. Currently 17 studies covering 19 governorates divided and detailed in the following table:

Geographic area
Map
Report
Technical datasheet
North-West (governorates: Kef, Jendouba, Beja, Siliana)
Central-West (governorates: Kairouan, Gasrine, Sidi Bouzid, Gafsa)
North-East (governorates: Bizerte, Nabeul, Zaghouan, Ariana, Manouba, Ben Arous, Tunis)
South (governorates: Mednine, Tataouine, Tozeur, Kebili)
Governorate of Gabes

Gravity geophysical coverage

Until the end of 2015, the number of cuts in the scale 1/50 000 covered by gravimetric measurements on the ground using a one station per km unit is 86 measures reaching a total of 48 324 measures, representing about 40% from the coverage of the National territory. The year 2016 will be devoted to the studies of the zone Sebkha Kelbia , Sousse and Sidi El Hani, which are part of the CG11 campaign dedicated to cover the Sahel region

Inventory Basic geochemical multi-wide 1/50 000

The inventory program geochemical strategic concerned until the end of 2015, 83 cuts of 1/50 000 making a coverage rate of approximately 92% interest in mining areas north and central country.

The Minerals : The industrial rock

Currently, Tunisia holds about 350 industrial careers and more than 400 craft careers

Foreign mining companies operating in Tunisia in the field of mineral exploration

Until 31 December 2015:

  • The number of mining companies operating in the country and through licenses and research permits is 1
  • The number of mining claims is 2 and relate to mining groups 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Mining Code)


Basic geological cartography : 1/50000
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Basic geological cartography : 1/100000
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Synthetical geological cartography :
1/20 0000

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Mapping of useful substances governorates :
1/200 000

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Last update : 26-10-2017