Maps and Links

Map of Zimbabwe


Source: Geological Overview, Schluter, 2008, map provided by International Geoscience Services


Map data & sources:

Department of the Surveyor General of Zimbabwe (DSGZ), Samora Machel Avenue Central, PO Box 8099, Causeway, Harare. Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, ZIMRE Centre, Leopold-Takawira/Nkwame Nkrumah, Avenue, P. Bag 7709 Causeway, Harare.  +263 4 777022 / 9; Fax: +263 4 798774 Geological Survey Department , P.O. Box CY 210, Causeway, Harare. +263-4-726342/344; Fax: +263-4-739601; web; zgs@mweb.co.zw;and zgs@samara.co.zw.

 

Geological maps and sheets:

  • 1:25 000 (1 map); 1:50 000 (2 maps);
  • 1:75 000 (1 map); 1:100 000 (79 maps);
  • 1:119 000 (13 maps); 1:150 000 (1 map);
  • 1:250 000 (4 maps); 1:/500 000 (1 map); and
  • 1/1 000 000 (2 maps).

 

Topographical maps and sheets:

  • 1: 250 000, DSGZ, 1968-, 33 sheets, all published; 1: 50 000, Department of the Surveyor General of Zimbabwe, 1954-, 561 sheets, all published; and
  • 1: 250 000 & 1:50 000 scale maps available for purchase from Omnimap.

 

Available Maps

Theme

Scale

 

 

Geology

1:25,000

 

Geology

1:50,000

 

Geology

1:59,500

 

Geology

1:75,000

 

Geology

1:100,000

 

Structural

1:100,000

 

Geology

1:119,000

 

Geology

1:150,000

 

Geology

1:250,000

 

Geology

1:500,000

 

Geology

1:1 000,000

 

Mineral Occurrence

1:1 000,000

 

 

British Geological Survery (BGS), Research Reports:

  • Cost effective evaluation of potential hazards from metalliferous mine wastes (including studies of Iron Duke & Arcturas mines), 1998-2001: KAR Report CR/02/190N (Korea, Chile & Zimbabwe);
  • Local phosphate resources for sustainable agriculture: a synthesis of existing data, drawn from BGS archives and other agencies, 1999-2002: KAR Report CR/02/121N;
  • Societal value of geoscience information in less developed countries: assessing the impact of previous BGS geological and geochemical mapping projects (case study: Midlands Goldfield Project),
  • 1998-2000: KAR Report CR/02/087N;
  • The collection, organisation and use of minerals information and statistics in developing countries (including Zimbabwe), 1993-96: KAR Report WC/98/023 (manual);
  • Geochemistry and toxicity of naturally occurring aluminium, 1992-95: KAR Report WC/95/023;
  • Environmental impact assessment of mining and mineral processing with particular emphasis on amelioration of arsenic and mercury pollution associated with gold mining, 1992-95: KAR Reports WC/94/050 (Kwekwe region); WC/94/065 (Globe & Phoenix Mine, Kwekwe); WC/94/079 (acid drainage from Iron Duke Mine, Mazowe); WC/95/002 (project summary report);
  • Gold characterisation as a guide to exploration planning, 1992-95: KAR Reports WC/94/051 (bedrock gold); WC/95/006 (alluvial & soil gold); WC/95/022 (alluvial gold characteristics); WC/95/038 (project summary report);
  • Regional geochemical mapping in developing countries and its application to environmental studies, 1990-94: KAR Reports WC/92/024 (cattle productivity); WC/92/60 (mineral status of animals); WC/94/003 (cattle mineral status in NE Zimbabwe); WC/94/055 (density of geochemical sampling);
  • Assessment of hydraulic fracturing in the Basement aquifers of Zimbabwe, 1990-91: WC/91/015
  • Development of techniques for hydrogeological mapping and borehole siting in hard-rock terrain, 1989-93: KAR Reports WC/92/028 (remote sensing); WC/93/007 (lineament characterisation); WC/93/026 (project completion report);
  • Development of small-scale irrigation systems using limited shallow groundwater resources, 1989-92;
  • Development of a horizontal drilling rig for alluvial aquifers of high permeability, 1989-92;
  • Integration of geochemical data from ODA TC projects into a world geochemical map series, 1989-91: WC/91/015; KAR Report WC/91/042;
  • Midlands Goldfield Project, 1988-95: WC/91/047;
  • Assistance to the Geological Survey of Zimbabwe, 1987-88;
  • African carbonatites, 1986-90: WC/91/015;
  • Archaean goldfields of Africa, 1986-89: WC/91/015;
  • Digitization and interpretation of BGS overseas gravity and aeromagnetic data, 1986-88: WC/91/015;
  • Smaller coal basins of Africa, 1986-88: WC/91/015; KAR Report WC/89/021;
  • Mineral resource development in the Third World, 1984-91: WC/91/015;
  • Basement Aquifer Project, 1984-89: WC/91/015;
  • Seasonal variations in the trace metal content of stream sediments under different climatic regimes, 1983-87: WC/91/015;
  • Collector Well Project, 1982-88: WC/91/015;
  • Zimbabwe Minerals Exploration Project, 1982-85: WC/91/047; and
  • Map library holdings at British Geological Survery (BGS), Keyworth UK, held on a NERC website.

 

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