The Saudi Geological Survey participated in the 15th Arab International Conference and Exhibition on Mineral Resources held in Cairo, Egypt, from the 26th to the 28th of Nov 2018 under the patronage of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Assistant President of the SGS for Technical Affairs, head of the delegation, Engr. Saleh Bin Ahmed Al-Safri pointed out during the Conference that the SGS is carrying out a number of important initiatives within the overall mining strategy of the Kingdom, which will contribute significantly to the realization of the Saudi Vision 2030. This important participation introduced SGS works, activities, and achievements in geological surveying and mineral exploration, presented the development of investment opportunities in the fields of geology and mineral resources, and stimulated the exchange of technical and information expertise among the various geological bodies.
Al-Safri commended that the SGS participated in the Conference with three scientific papers: 1) the presence of gold and antimony in the deposits of Mohsinia in Saudi Arabia, presented by geologist Zain Al-Harbi; 2) a working paper on gold mineralization in the Sukhaybarat mine, presented by geologist Nasser Al-Jahdali; and 3) a study on the metallogeny of tungsten deposits in Bed’ Al-Jamala in Qassim, presented by Dr. Islam Dorgham.
Al-Safri added that the SGS also presented several scientific posters related to mining strategy and mineral deposit maps, handed out technical brochures, and conducted visual presentations, introducing the mining strategy and the national geological database.
He concluded by noting the importance and usefulness of the mining sector in Saudi Arabia as one of the most important sectors of the national economy according to the Vision 2030.