The Establishment includes the following companies for Mineral Resources .
The General Company of phosphate and mines .
The General Company of Asphalt.
The General Company for marbles , Gypsum and decoration stones investment.
The General Establishment of Geol. & Mineral Resources is attached to the Ministry of petroleum and Mineral Resources.
The charges of the Establishment :
Making all different works of Geological Survey for the Syrian lands and its regional waters.
To make the exploration works for the sources of the Mineral Resources and the useful Rocks.
Making the prospecting works by using the Geological, Geophysical, Geochemical and laboratory methods and Auto drilling works , concentration works and Mineral management to know the quantity and quality of the ore deposits and useful rocks to study itís existence and study it economically .
Making Geoengineering studies related to the avalanches, dams, bridges and the public Establishments.
Participating in the national and international conferences related to Geological and Geophysical sciences according to the policy of Syria.
The General Establishment of Geology and mineral Resources was established according to decision number /136 / 1977 by which it replaced the Geological researches directorate to be the major center of Earth sciences in Syrian Arab Republic.
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