In order to conserve and valorize the geologic and mining information in Tunisia, the NOM has launched since 2000 a project of a central carothèque creation in Tunis, in which the drilling core samples that are executed in the different research projects of the NOM have been reassembled. The carothéque also takes into account the drillings of the other mining campaigns operating in Tunisia.
The NOM has considered centralizing this operation in Tunisia as being useful on the ground that it conserves the patrimony in excellent conditions and complying with the international standards.
A new place situated in Megrine, Southern suburb of Tunis, was then equipped to receive the core samples. A team composed of a geologist and three technicians were responsible for managing this project. This team ensures the reception of the drillings, their organizations, their selection and data capture in the drilling database for all the relative information to each drilling.
With the carothéque, there also exists a conservation room of the evident samples and an exposition room for the different collections of the useful and mineral substances. A workshop of rock sawing and polishing has been settled to fulfill the operations of core-sample carving and sample polishing.
The carothèque is directly connected to the drilling database, which permits the distance-access to the different information that is relative to the searched for drilling.
The crates are organized according to a pre-established plan to facilitate the consultation
Interior view of the carothèque
Classification and preservation of the evidence samples
Exposition room of the mineral and useful rocks