Geological Survey

Housed at the Ministry of Mines & Energy Building in the capital, Windhoek, together with the sister Directorates of Mining, Energy, Diamond Affairs and Administration & Finance, the Geological Survey of Namibia plays an important role in the development of Namibia's mineral and geological resources and in fostering sustainable development with due regard to the environment.

MME building
Ministry of Mines and Energy Building


Enhance knowledge and awareness of Namibia's geological resources through scientific investigation as well as application and dissemination of quality research data. Facilitating the search for and the assessment of mineral resources, geological engineering and land use planning through sustainable development with due regard to the environment.


The Geological Survey of Namibia, as custodian of Namibia's rich endowment of geological resources, facilitates the responsible development and sustainable utilisation of these resources for the replica watch benefit of all Namibians.
  • Provide geoscientific information through research to promote sustainable development and investment in Namibia.
  • Guide land-use decisions to ensure the availability and sustainability of resources for the current and future welfare of our society
  • Stimulate investment in Namibia's Mining Sector in order to contribute to the development of Namibia's economy
  • Create awareness of the earth sciences in order to enhance the understanding of the geoenvironment and its interaction with the life-supporting system of the Namibian people.