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The Iraq Geological Survey is a scientific research organization corresponding to the Iraqi academic research institutions in the field of earth sciences. and it is the scientific body who is responsible for the geology and mineral resources of the Federal Government in the Republic of Iraq and works to implement the requirements of sustainable development, modernize the national network of geological and mineral information and provide it as a scientific reference and provide scientific services to the state in the fields of earth sciences.

The Survey also conducts scientific research to develop Iraqi mineral ores and industrial rocks, improve their specifications and work on the developing scientific research methods in the field of processing mineral ores and industrial rocks. It documents its scientific output by publishing research and geological maps in the field of earth sciences.

The survey publishes the Iraqi Scientific Geology and Mining Journal: it is a scientific journal licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the purposes of scientific and academic promotions in Iraqi universities and scientific institutions. The survey has a leading role in supporting Iraqi academic institutions and universities in the field of geology through training and supervising graduate students and giving scientific lectures.



 There are wide investment opportunities in the Iraqi mining sector, where a vast number of industrial minerals and raw   materials are present all over the Iraqi Territory.

 Iraq Geological Survey (GEOSURV) is the government authority concerned with geological survey mineral exploration,   and it is also responsible for the mining sector investment policy, rules and regulations.

 GEOSURV now offers several investment opportunities for minerals and industrial raw materials exploitation such as   phosphate, native sulphur, sulphate, silica sand, red clay, etc. The detailed description of these opportunities is illustrated   in the following paragraphs.


  1. Phosphate Deposits

  2. Native Sulfur Deposits

  3. Limestone Files

  4. Silica Sand

  5. Red Kaolin

  6. Carbonate and Sulphates

  7. Magnesia-Refractory Bricks

  8. Gypsum Rocks



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