A cleft in Antelope Lower Canyon, forming what is known as a slot canyon (Arizona, USA). © Joe Cornish/Digital Vision/Getty Images

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Launch of a geological mapping programme in Malawi

07.18.2016
A consortium led by the BRGM will be providing assistance to Malawi for a geological mapping project. The aim is to promote the country's development by boosting its mining sector.

Minerals4EU, a new foundation created by the BRGM and its partners

04.05.2016
The Minerals4EU foundation was created to set up data infrastructure on Europe's mineral resource supplies. The BRGM is one of its founder members.

Fighting illegal gold mining: a partnership between the BRGM and WWF-Guiana

02.23.2016
The TAO project, conducted by the WWF in French Guiana in partnership with the BRGM, is working to characterise the provenance of gold as a means of fighting illegal gold mining.

Circular Economy and Standardization: Partnering for Horizon 2020 calls - Brokerage Event

11.19.2015
The Strategic Committee “Environment and Social Responsibility” of the French standardization body AFNOR is organizing a Brokerage Event on "Circular Economy and Standardization: Partnering for Horizon 2020 calls", on 15th January 2016, Paris - Saint-Denis (AFNOR), France.

A new map of industrial mineral quarries in France

10.08.2015
Presenting the new map of industrial rocks and mineral quarries in France produced by the BRGM, the UNICEM (national union of quarry industries and construction materials) and the SIM (French society of mineral industry).

Innovation 2030 Competition: the BRGM's REMETOX project wins Phase 2 award

09.30.2015
The BRGM, in association with CNRS Orléans and two SMEs, has won an award under Phase 2 of the international "Innovation 2030" competition, with the REMETOX project on metals recycling.

Results of the ASTER project on flows and stocks of rare earths in Europe

04.27.2015
The results of the ASTER project, to quantify flows of certain rare earths along their entire value chain, were presented in Orléans on 23 April 2015.

The BRGM and SIM present the French Quarries Map

10.27.2014
The BRGM and SIM presented a new map of quarries in France in 2014, intended for professionals in the French extractive sector as a tool for communication.

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