Guyana Geology and Mines2018-06-13T14:15:28+00:00

The Geology and Mines Commission

Mining in Guyana is managed by the Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) under the Mining Act of 1989. The Act allows the GGMC to be the guardian of all minerals in Guyana. Therefore, permission must be received from the GGMC, before any exploration activity can begin. The agency has 5 technical divisions that help to effectively carry out its mandate namely the Mines, Environment, Petroleum and Geological Services Divisions. It also manages 9 mining stations across the 6 mining districts of Guyana and employs skilled and semi-skilled experts to carry out its work.

For more information about the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission visit their website at http://www.ggmc.gov.gy/

Bartica: (592) 455-2249   Georgetown:  (592) 225-6691  Lapidary: (592) 223-7897  Linden: (592) 444-6262

Recent Articles

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources updates on action on dragga at Parabara Village

Acknowledging the concerns of the South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) regarding the presence of a ‘dragga’ at the Parabara Village in South Rupununi, the Ministry wishes to offer an update on the steps made so far for the structure’s removal. Upon immediate awareness of the structure’s presence, an investigation was launched by the Ministry and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission which saw the issuing of an Order to Remove in June, 2019. A follow up visit was made in late August. During the visit Mining Engineer Donnell Perry and Mines Officer Nial Gravesande observed one river dredge parked on the left side of the Kuyuwini River. There were no signs of disturbance of the river banks or turbid water and the dredge showed no signs of being worked recently. On the part of the GGMC and the Ministry, there is evidence from pictures of the dredge and the observance [...]

Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman remarks – Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for the Management of the Importation of Mercury into the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Click the image below to view the remarks of the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Management of the Importation of Mercury into the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Natural Resources, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board.       Follow the link below to view the MoU https://nre.gov.gy/2019/08/30/memorandum-of-understanding-for-the-management-of-the-importation-of-mercury-into-the-cooperative-republic-of-guyana/  

Press Release – 28 Youth graduate from Ministry of Natural Resources Youth Apprenticeship Programme

The Ministry of Natural Resources’ third Annual apprenticeship programme 'Youth in Natural Resources III' saw 28 of its Apprentices graduating on August 30th, 2019.  The ceremony held at Baridi Benab State House saw in attendance HE President Brigadier David Arthur Granger, Minister of State Hon. Dawn Hastings-Williams, the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, and representative of government agencies and extractive industries corporations.  Giving the feature address to the graduates was President David Granger who stressed on environmental, protection and preservation. While noting this and acknowledging the significant contributions of the natural resources sector to Guyana’s economy, the President went on to call for the continuous need for the sustainable exploitation of the nation’s patrimony to the benefit of all Guyanese, highlighting that conservation as a viable tool in sustainable development. He went on to note efforts made towards ensuring sustainability and developing a green nation to the benefit of the youth.   [...]

Remarks by Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the GGMC Awards Ceremony to celebrate Mining Week 2019 –  Monday August 26, 2019

Remarks by Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the GGMC Awards Ceremony to celebrate Mining Week 2019 Savannah Suite, Pegasus Hotel  Monday August 26, 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Mr. Stanley Ming, Commissioner of the GGMC, Mr. Newell Dennison, Directors of the GGMC Board, Representatives of Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association, Guyana Women Miners Organization and the National Mining Syndicate and other stakeholders in the sector, staff of the GGMC and the Ministry of Natural Resources, members of the Media, a warm welcome to you.  I feel a deep sense of pride and consider it a privilege to be addressing you at this Award Ceremony, which also marks the opening of the Mining Conference that will be held here over the next two days. I believe the theme for Mining week 2019: “Fostering Respectability and Responsibility in Mining Conduct’’ is [...]

Press Release-Ministry of Natural Resources facilitates historic meeting of the boards, aims at cooperation and collaboration

Press Release Ministry of Natural Resources facilitates historic meeting of the boards, aims at cooperation and collaboration The Ministry of Natural Resources on August 22nd facilitated a joint meeting of the Boards of the Guyana Forestry Commission, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Guyana Gold Board. Present were the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, Chairwoman of the GFC board Ms. Jocelyn Dow, Chairman of the GGMC board Mr. Stanley Ming, Chairman of the GGB Mr. GHK Lall, and Senior representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the respective boards. In opening remarks, Minister Trotman classed the Thursday meeting as historic and made known that it stands as an opportunity for greater collaboration and cooperation between the agencies and sectors. The Minister, who was the facilitator earmarked five areas for discussion; The Forest Restoration Programme (FRP), rehabilitation and maintenance of hinterland roads, use of available technology for [...]

Terms of References (NIP Expert & National Research Assistants)

Click the images below to view the Terms of References for the National Implementation Plan for Guyana under the Stockholm Convention on the Persistent Organic Pollutants' National Research Assistant  and Expert on the Development of National Implementation Plans.    

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources launches Annual Youth in Natural Resources Apprenticeship Programme 

  Press Release Ministry of Natural Resources launches Annual Youth in Natural Resources Apprenticeship Programme  The Ministry of Natural Resources today, Monday August 5, 2019 launched its third Annual Youth Apprenticeship programme at the Herdmanston Lodge. The event was attended by Hon. Sydney Allicock, First Vice-President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Hon. George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, Hon. Valerie Garrido-Lowe, Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Chairpersons and Commissioners of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Guyana Gold Board (GGB), as well as senior staff the Ministry of Natural Resources, previous apprentices, stakeholders and partner companies that support the programme.  The new cohort of 30 youth participants, received a warm welcome and an overview of the programme including snippets of previous activities, testimonials from previous apprentices and a charge by Hon. Raphael Trotman, Minister of Natural Resources.  During [...]