Earth Sciences
Archives for geological studies and ore prospection in Central Africa
  • Field notes and archives of mining companies concerning Central Africa (essentially the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi).
  • Reconnaissance, prospection, mapping and geological studies of various regions of the DRC by Belgian and foreign geologists, mainly in the form of unpublished reports.
  • Correspondence between mining company agents and their decision-making bodies, in the DRC and in Belgium.

For the DRC, DRCmining can be used to search the archives of the Royal Museum for Central Africa and various Congolese institutes.

Companies interested in the Congo mining sector may visit the department and consult its archives.

> Rules of access to the library, map collection and archives (pdf, 152 KB)

Gérard Nimpagaritse
+32 2 769 54 38

Eric Warner
+32 2 769 5486


Geological archives for the Sahara

Field notes, unpublished documents and maps, published documents that are not widely available, concerning the Sahara (Algeria, Niger, Mali).

Jean-Paul Liégeois
+32 2 769 54 58