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Spanish Geological Survey (IGME) Main Beneficiary


The IGME is a public institution of research specialized in Earth Science and responsible for the development of the National Geological Mapping, at different scales, from its creation in 1849. The GIS tools have been gradually incorporated to the mapping series which has allowed the development of the continuous digital geological mapping at the scale 1:50.000 for the whole national territory (GEODE project). As research infrastructures, the IGME includes a core repository in Peñarroya (Córdoba), which, from 30 years ago, preserves, catalogs and disseminates the information about the geological and mining boreholes and the rock samples’ collections arising from the boreholes of exploration and investigation in different action areas.
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME)

General Secretariat of Industry, Energy and Mines of the Ministry of Finance, Industry and Energy


The Andalusian Government, by means of the Ministry of Finance, Industry and Energy, specifically with the General Secretariat of Industry, Energy and Mines, has its competences established, among others, in promotion, planning and follow-up of the industrial, energetic and mining sectors and the fostering and promotion of industrial, energetic or mining activities, counting, therefore, with a large amount of information relating to this area and having participated in the management and performance of numerous projects of cartographic and research nature in the area under consideration. It also maintains a specific portal of geological and mining information named: “Portal de la Minería de la Junta de Andalucía”.
Dirección General de Industria, Energía y Minas

Portuguese National Laboratory for Energy and Geology (LNEG)


The National Laboratory for Energy and Geology (LNEG) is a public research organization focused to the development of projects in the energy and geology domains. Acting as a geological service, the LNEG is responsible for the geological cartography program at several scales and projects of characterization of mining resources. The LNEG posseses the campuses of Alfragide, S. Mamede de Infesta and the Geological and Mining Studies Centre of Alentejo, in Aljustrel, all of them equipped with core repositories. The large data bank of the LNEG contains a vast amount of documentation and samples’ collections from the country and in particular from the Pyrite Belt.The LNEG usually participates in European projects, proving experience in programs such as FP, Interreg and Cyted.
Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG)

Aljustrel Municipal Council


Ajustrel municipality is a local authority that, within its powers and duties, develops its activities in the areas of economic development, social welfare, sports, culture, heritage, environment and education with the aim of promoting well-being and life quality of the population. The experience and know-how of the services of the Municipal Museum, the tourism and other municipal sectors constitute an added value for the development of activities of this project, given the objective and the defined strategy.
Cámara Municipio de Aljustrel