The Minerals and Geoscience Department Sarawak was established by the merger of the Geological Survey Department Malaysia and the Mines Department in 1999. The main office is located at Jalan Wan Abdul Rahman, Kenyalang Park, Kuching. However, some of the staff are also occupying the 8th floor of Sultan Iskandar Building and Koperkasa Building, Simpang Tiga, Kuching. There are a total of 54 professional officers and 97 supporting staff in Sarawak JMG.
The main activities are mainly to provide geoscience data, mineral resources inventory and geoscience services for the country's planning and development as well as to promote investment in mineral industries. Sarawak JMG placed emphasis on geological mapping, mineral exploration, hydrogeology, geohazard, laboratory services and other development projects. The department also provides technical advisory services to the Federal and State government agencies pertaining to geoscience and the mineral industry.
The Sarawak JMG's geochemical laboratory services provide analytical services for rock, soil, concentrates, mineral, ore, alloy, water analysis as well as physical testing for rocks and industrial minerals. The coal laboratory provides coal analytical services, which has been accredited under MS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 since 29th January 2007. The sarawak JMG always aims to contribute to the economic competitiveness, quality of life, social and sustainable development through the effective usage of mineral and geoscience information.
Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia (Sarawak)
Jalan Wan Abdul Rahman, Kenyalang Park
P.O. Box 560
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