address: Hope Gardens, Kingston 6 ¦ phone: (876) 927-1936

Government of Jamaica

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Administrative Services

Public Education

The library at the MGD is responsible for sorting and disseminating geological and mining information. It maintains a computerized catalogue system using the software CDSISIS. Textbooks, periodicals, magazines, newspaper clippings, maps, MGD's reports are all catalogued and made available to the general public. Other services offered to the public include:

  • Sale of geological, geochemical and geophysical map series (see Publications, Maps and Reports)
  • Rock cards and mineral samples
  • Publications such as: Jamaican Marble, Mineral Resources & Mineral Springs

Information Technology

The Information Technology Unit ensures that the MGD is adequately equipped in terms of information and communication technology (ICT) to provide information, which is accurate, timely and verifiable.

Human Resources

Human Resource and Administration This section is responsible for employment, administering conditions of employment and the Public Service Regulations (1961). In addition, it has direct supervision over the Registry and Office Management.

The Mining Registry is a statutory requirement under the mining Act. It is responsible for the processing of all applications under the Mining Act and the Quarries Control Act. These applications are prepared, approved by the Commissioner and issued under the law. A register is kept on all permits, licences and leases and made accessible to the public.

The General Registry is the documentation center of the organization. Daily functions include the sorting of internal and external mails and correspondences.


The Division has an Accounts Unit, which operates under guidelines of the Financial and Audit Act (F.A.A).

Office Management

This Unit is responsible for the procurement of office materials, equipment and furniture, as well as the maintenance of the property and vehicles. It also maintains a database on all of the entity's fixed assets.

Mines & Geology Division
Ministry of Transport & Mining

address: Hope Gardens, Kingston 6
(876) 927-1936
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