African Minerals and Geosciences Centre
Minerals For Development

Regional Experts and Stakeholders Consultation on Natural Resources and Good Governance for Sustainable Peace, Development and Transformation of the Great Lakes Region
Kenya Gem and Jewellery Trade Fair 2017 took place 6-7th July 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Nairobi Kenya.
AMGC Director General, Ibrahim Shaddad with Sudanese engineers from Mineral Resources Company (SMRC) at African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) attending two weeks training program in Extractive Metallurgy-Metals, Ore Deposits and Minerals, Beneficiation, Extraction and Metallurgical Processes.
The Analytical Fingerprint Laboratory (AFP) Team meeting held at AMGC on 10-12 May 2017 discussing overview of the project 2011-2019
A meeting was held at the AMV Hall of AMGC on 14th December 2016 which was attended by a delegation from South Korea, AUC/AMDC representatives, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Mineral Development of Zambia and AMGC officials. The meeting discussed the Korean Government support to the AUC for the AMGI Pilot project in Zambia which was selected by the World Bank to benefit from this support.
AMGC Governing council’s 36th annual meeting in Addis Ababa
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Geoinformation Services
  • Data Capture and Analogue to Digital Conversion
  • Data Compilation and GIS
  • Data Standardization
  • Map Preparation and Publication
  • Data Dissemination Data Acquisition
    and Exploration Surveys
Training Services
Training courses are offered by the Centre, scheduled or upon request tailor-made, on different topics related to the mineral industry. Some of the course modules are developed internally and others are developed based on requests from customers.

Laboratory Services
  • Analysis of Precious & base Metals
  • Water Analysis
  • Wet Chemistry
  • Mineralogical and Petrological
  • Gemmological and Gem cutting
  • Sample Preparation and Ore Testing
  • Industrial Minerals Applications & Ceramics

Feature News & Events

40th Anniversary of AMGC

African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) was established in 1977 as a sub-regional mineral resources development centre for Easter part of Africa founded by Ethiopia Mozambique and Tanzania with a name Eastern African Mineral Resources Development Centre (EAMRDC). It immediately attracted interest of Angola, Uganda and Comoros and the name updated to be Eastern and Southern Africa Mineral Resources Development Centre (ESAMRDC).
In 1998, the role and scope of the Centre had to be restructured due to the changes in economics of the world, particularly in Africa. The Centre was reformulated to become a semi-commercial entity and the change of the name was essential to make it more easily remembered. The new name, Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC) was approved.

In 2007, the Governing Council of AMGC decided to open membership to the Centre be open to all African states to make the Centre a pan-African organization serving the whole continent. In order to reflect the continental scope of the services and activities of the Centre, in 2015, a new name, African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) was adopted and the new name was legally registered in the host country, Tanzania. AMGC is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2017 reflecting the success and challenges it faced through the four decades it passed through supporting the mineral sector of the continent with a vision of becoming a continental Centre of Excellence realising its mission becoming a promoter of socially and environmentally responsible mineral resources development in Africa.

The Ninth International Conference on the Geology of Africa (ICGA 2017)

The Geology Department of Assiut University invites scientists to gather in the capital of Upper Egypt for the Ninth International Conference on the Geology of Africa (ICGA 2017).
This conference is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied geological sciences. The "ICGA" is a biennial event since 1999 has taken place eight times in Assiut, Egypt;bringing together leading researchers, scientists and engineers in the domain of interest from around the world.
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The 6th Arusha Gem fair

Arusha Gem fair
The Ministry of Energy and Minerals in collaboration with the Tanzania Mineral Dealers Association (TAMIDA) are jointly organizing the 6th Arusha Gem Fair (AGF) scheduled to take place from 3rd to 5th May, 2017 in Arusha. The AGF brings together premier gemstone and mineral dealersfrom East and Central African and International Potential buyers with the aim of making Arusha a centre for Gemstone business in Africa.

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African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC)
P.O.Box 9573, Kunduchi Beach Area, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Office Tel: +255222650347 Fax: (255 22) 2650319
Business Hours: 8AM–4PM Monday - Friday.