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Mining Resources

The Division of Mining and Drilling (DMF) is the operational structure in charge of mining activities within OMNIS. During more than 35 years experience where competence has become a tradition.

The mineral resource exploration has been conducted in the frame of International partnership projects:
  • Ilmenite project: Qit Minerals Madagascar
  • Radioactive mineral projects: PNUD-AIEA - COGEMADA
  • Bastnaesite project: PNUD-Geological Service of Federal Germany - Zarubehgeologia (ex URSS) Chemical Metals and Minerals.
  • Rare metal and quartz project: Zarubehgeologia and Techno-Export.
  • Platinoid project: B.R.G.M.
  • Gold project: National Mineral Development Corp (India)
Metallogenic characteristics of the Archean and Katarachean areas.
These areas are located at the North of Bogonlava-Ranotsara lineament. They can contain Cr, Ni, Au, Fe, Be, U ores, graphite and ilmenite.
Metallogenic characteristics of the Proterozoic areas. These areas are located South of the Bongolava - Ranotsara lineament. Only Ambohipato, Daraina, Milanoa, Vohémar regions showing relatively restricted extension, belong to the Proterozoic in the Northern part of the island. They contain : Be, Uu, Cu, Fe, Mica, Al, Ce, Ti and rare earths. Metallogenic characteristics of the sedimentary formation. The main ores, which can be found in the sedimentary series in the west basins are : U, Pb-Zn, native Cu. Mineralizations associated with recent subvolcanic intrusive rocks within the sedimentary basins. The sedimentary series is affected by Cretaceous to Tertiary subvolcanic intrusion in numerous places.
The most interesting intrusions are constituted by: the alcalin complex of the Ampasindava peninsula mi-neralized dominantly in pyrochlore with Nb and Ta, and secondarily in other rare earths such as, Y, La, and Ce. The igneous vein of Andavakoera containing quartzo-baritic veins mineralized the gold, but sometimes showing galena and blende. Mineralizations associated with erosion surfaces. Iron and the aluminum can give residual deposits constituted by ferrugineous or bauxitic cuirasses. They result from the lateritic alteration of the eroded surfaces (Uppermost Late Cretaceous, Middle Tertiary and Late Tertiary peneplains).
These surfaces only residual portions, lightly extended due to the dismantling of the peneplains resulting from the relief rejuvenation (uplifting of the basement of Madagascar in discontinuous phases).