Geo Database Services
GST offers GIS
based cartographic services on processing and production of digital and
analogue maps used in the mineral sector and other sectors of the
Other cartographic services offered include:
- Processing and producing
- Provision of map printing
services to external customers.
- Provision of digitization.
- Provision of map enlargement
- Provision of dyeline map
The library of
the Geological Survey of Tanzania is the main library for geoscience
information in Tanzania. The library provides services to staff,
geoscientific organisations and universities as well as members of the
library, holds more than seven thousand (7,000) items. The
holdings include more than seven hundred (700) geologic maps and more
than 2,800 geophysical maps. It also houses monographs and conference
volumes, theses and dissertations, CD-ROMs. In addition to purchasing,
materials are acquired through exchange agreements with both national
and international organisations. The library material is also available
to users through interlibrary loans. The Library is also currently the
sale centre of geoscientific products from GST.
Archives render services to GST staff and external customers. External
customers are normally charged minimal charges for search service.
The Archives database contains unpublished, classified, and open file
reports, field notebooks, maps, old mine plans, slides and CD-ROMs. The
time coverage of the reports is from 1885 to present.
Copies of the material can be ordered (price
list). Also increasing amount of reports is available in
full-text and the material can be studied in the Archives.
GST is the
national custodian for drill cores. GST houses thousands of meters of
diamond drill cores obtained from drilling operations carried out by
mineral exploration and mining companies and GST. Drill Core Register
contains basic metadata about cores. (price
The Rock Library
contains varieties of rock and mineral samples from the mapped areas of
the country. These samples are well documented and are available to the
investors and researchers.
Museum at GST as centre of learning
The museum has a
variety of rocks, minerals and fossils collected from within the
country and abroad.
Museum has an exchange program with other Geological Museums in the
world, whereby exchanges are made for geological samples and other
materials including, meteorites and fossils for similar samples from
other parts of the world.
Tanzania and outside the country visit the Museum to see and learn from
the rich geological collections of Tanzania and some of the products of
GST (price list)