Detailed Geological Mapping of the Arabian Shield


Field work under the  (GMAS) project began on 05 February 2024 north-west of Ar Ruwaidhah on map sheet 4423-4 Jabal Damkh. The objective of the project is to generate a seamless and homogeneous geological map on a scale of 1:100 000 for the entire Arabian Shield (c. 650,000 km²).

IGS(International Geoscience Services)limited is involved in this very extensive geological mapping programme as Lead Technical Partner (TP) of the contracting authority, the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS). The most important task is the supervision of the contractor, the China Geological Survey (CGS).A first set of 24 geological maps (out of a total of 271 map sheets) is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

By Dr. Christoph J. Dobmeier (EurGeol)– Principal Geologist

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