Mineral and rock discoveries to be on view [Archives:2005/852/Local News]

June 20 2005

The collection of minerals, rocks and fossils discovered in Yemen will be on view in the Earth Sciences Museum, to be established in Sana'a.

The museum will be set up along with three geological centers to resemble a reference with huge database that provides the results of all geological

surveys carried out by all mineral explorers.

Illustrative maps of mineral locations and specimen-derived information are designed to be key parts of the collection.

The Geological Survey Authority, the patron of the project, says it aims at

bringing benefit to the investors in mining industry.

The authority had in return signed an agreement of cooperation in field of

minerals and rocks discovery with the company of DMT, Duetches Sergio, and Applied Sciences University of Germany.

With the organization of artifacts and manuscripts, it had signed agreement to carry out joint field surveys for a new location of the historical mines.

In early August, a German expedition will begin studying the physical and chemical properties of construction materials and testing the capabilities of local geological labs and raising their efficiency.

Over the past five years, four foreign companies have excavated the potentials of a number of provinces.