Maps and Links

 

 Mauritania, map of maps

Source: Distribution of 1: 200 000 scale geological map sheets red and green border; 1: 500 000 scale compilation maps blue border, executed by BGS 2001- 2004 in World Bank funded PRISM 1 project.

 Mauritania, map of maps

Source: distribution of above 1: 500,000 compilation sheets in S Mauritania executed by British Geological Survey as part of the Projet de Renforcement Institutionnel du Secteur Minier (PRISM) project.

 

 

Mauritania, map

Source: map provided by International Geoscience Services, original sourced from Schlüter, 2008.

 

Available Maps

Theme

Scale

 

 

Geology

1:50,000

 

Geology

1:100,000

 

Geology

1:200,000

 

Geology

1:500,000

 

Geology

1:1 000,000

 

Geophysics, gravity

1:1 000,000

 

Geophysics,

magnetics

1:200,000

 

Mineral resources

1:500,000

 

 

Map Data & sources:

  • Division de la Topographie et de la Cartographie (MDTC), Ministère de l’Equipement, BP 237, Nouakchott;
  • Ministère des Mines et des Hydocarbures, BP 199, Nouakchott  +222-525-3225, Fax: +222-525-3225/6861; web; Email: mmi@mauritania.mr;
  • Direction des Mines et de la Géologie, BP 40135, Nouakchott, +222 525 32 25, British Geological Survey web resource; Email: mmi@mauritania.mr;
  • OMRG: Office Mauritanien de Recherches Géologiques, Nouakchott,: +222 525 30 68, Fax: +222 525 14 10,British Geological Survey web resource:;
  • Service Géologique, B.P.199, Nouakchott, +222 525-3225, Fax: +222 525-3225/6861; 
  • Unité du Cadastre Minier, Ministère des Mines et de l'Industrie, BP 199, Nouakchott, +222 25 30 83, Fax: +222 25 69 37; and
  • ACP database and Direction des Mines et de la Géologie Nouakchott:  74 map(s); geophysics: 5 map(s); hydrology: 25 map(s); and mineral resources:  9 map(s), at various scales.


Topographical:

  • 1: 200 000, IGN and MDTC, 1947-, 106 sheets, all published;
  • 1: 50 000, IGN, Paris, 1950- 1475 sheets, 27 published; and
  • IGN, Paris raster topographic data at 1: 200,000 scale; web.


Projet de Renforcement Institutionnel du Secteur Minier (PRISM):

A project of British Geological Survey, funded by the World Bank. PRISM aims, inter alia, to establish and update a geological information infrastructure and to supply geological and geophysical information for private investment sector. The followings are main components Geological and geochemical mapping; Establishment of SIGM a geological and mining information system, and supply of available products for potential investors; Data acquisition by airborne-geophysical survey:

  • Geological mapping to establish geological maps  at a scale 1/500,000 covering the entire country and to create geological maps at 1/200,000 covering 54 sheets of the 108 sheets covering the territory;
  • Geochemical sampling: BGS collected up to 10,000 samples of various media in support of the preparation of provisional metallogenic maps and the 1:500k metallogenic / mineral potential map of the project area. 600 stream sediments (average of 6 samples per 1:200k quadrangle) for the IGCP 259 global geochemical map were also collected. BGS was charged with the systematic collection, sample preparation and analysis of these samples. Additional stream sediment samples for obtaining heavy mineral concentrates were taken at 10% of the stream sediment sample sites including those of the IGCP programme;
  • The SIGM database comprises various kind of dataset, topographical maps, country and administrative boundaries, cities, villages, rivers, infrastructure road and railway, geology, mineral occurrences, satellite imagery data, airborne geophysical data, concession areas, elevations (points and contours), which are stored in ArcView. Furthermore, bibliography is stored in the Adobe PDF file format. Products from the PRISM projects are entered into the system, and, are available to supply for foreign investors and institutions (web); and
  • Airborne geophysical survey. in the PRISM project, Mauritanian territory was divided into six zones, and airborne geophysical surveys, airborne magnetic and radiometric methods, carried out in the highest priority areas, the northern Mauritania zone (Dorsal Reguibat Shield area), and the southern zone (near boundary with Mali).


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