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IGS completes PROMINES project in the Democratic Republic of Congo

IGS was involved in a series of projects in support of the Ministry of Mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo through the World Bank funded PROMINES project, 2016-2018. Through its staff and associate consultants, IGS provided geoscientific input to two major geothematic mapping projects, namely 1:200,000 scale geological mapping and mineral assessment of 6 x 10 sheets in the Katanga and Equator areas and high resolution airborne geophysical surveys of the same areas, as well a smaller project dealing with the ASM sector. The geological mapping programme was carried out in partnership with BRGM, as lead contractor, and a local company and also involved a complimentary geochemical exploration programme based on stream sediment samples. The high-resolution regional airborne survey was flown by New Resolution Geophysics of South Africa at 400m line spacing, 200m over selected target areas, and 316,800 lkms of MAG-RAD data were acquired which was interpreted by PGW of Toronto. IGS was responsible for the overall management and technical coordination of the project on behalf of the Ministry.