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Tasks of the State Geological Survey (SGS), carried out as authorized by the Ministry of the Environment (MoE):

  1. Fulfilling the duties of an organization charged with safeguarding and registering unexploited reserved mineral deposits by virtue of Act No. 44/1988., on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act). The MoE authorized the Czech Geological Survey (CGS) with safeguarding and registering 365 reserved mineral deposits. Protected deposit areas have been established at 334 deposits. The duties also include the geological documentation of reserved mineral deposits, the recording of the status and changes in reserves, proposals for establishing, modifying or cancelling protected deposit areas, the safeguarding of reserved mineral deposits during land-use planning activities, and the assessment of structure and facility locations in protected deposit areas.
  2. Maintaining an inventory of reserves of reserved mineral deposits by virtue of Act No. 44/1988, on the protection and use of mineral resources, and Decree No. 497/1992., on the inventory of reserves of reserved mineral deposits. The inventory contains the Mineral Information System (SurIS) databases, the Geo(MŽP)V3-01 and Hor(MPO)1-01 annual reports, and a collection of (administrative) documents concerning each deposit. A total of 1 486 reserved mineral deposits have been inventoried in the Czech Republic, of which 502 are being exploited.
  3. Annual compilation of the “Register of Mineral Deposit Reserves of the Czech Republic“ (hereinafter the “Register“) according to Act No. 44/1988., on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act), and Decree No. 497/1992., on the inventory of reserves of reserved mineral deposits, based on the Geo(MŽP)V3-01. annual report. The “Register“ is subdivided into three sections (metallic ores, energy minerals and industrial minerals+reserved deposits of construction minerals) and is not publicly available (only for the needs of state authorities) because it contains individual and confidential statistical data (amount and classification of reserves, production amount and economic data on individual reserved deposits).
  4. Maintaining the inventory of reserves of non-reserved mineral deposits (construction minerals). The CGS currently inventories 838 approved (by the MoE) non-reserved mineral deposits, of which 206 are being exploited. In addition, 629 deposits that have not been approved are inventoried as well.
  5. Maintaining an inventory of prognostic mineral resources according to Act No. 62/1988, on geological work. The CGS currently inventories 226 approved prognostic resources, of which 98 are reserved minerals and 128 non-reserved (construction minerals). It also inventories an additional 1 083 non-approved prognostic resources.

Tasks of the State Geological Survey (SGS), carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO):

  1. Annual compilation of the „Summary of Mineral Reserves in Mining Leases and Other Exploited Deposits of Non-Reserved Minerals“ based on the Hor(MPO)1-01 statistical report as authorized by the MPO and Act No. 89/1995, on the state statistical service. The “Summary of Reserves“ is published in electronic form only and is not publicly available (only for the needs of state authorities) because it contains individual and confidential statistical data (amount and classification of reserves, production amount and economic data on individual mining leases and non-reserved mineral deposits). The “Inventory of Reserves of Non-Reserved Mineral Deposits“ is also not publicly available due to similar reasons.
  2. Research activities and information support (level of exploration and mining impacts, diagrams and charts on mineral reserves and production, mineral prices, technical documents and publications) for the national mineral policy, regional mineral policies, the use of mineral resources, and the national energy policy. The publication „Mineral Commodity Summaries of the Czech Republic“ serves as an information source for the national mineral policy and is also the only existing and available document that currently informs the wider scientific and professional community in the Czech Republic and abroad on the state of our mineral resources. The publication also serves as a source of information retrieval, in that it is annually exchanged for similar publications and materials from other European and non-European countries, some of which are not purchasable or otherwise available. In addition, the publicly unavailable “Changes in Reserves of Reserved Mineral Deposits“ for the past decade, including annotations regarding the changes in reserves, development in production and foreign trade, is also compiled each year for the national mineral policy and energy concept. Additional data, information, analyses, studies, etc., are compiled upon request.

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Czech Geological Survey
Kostelní 364/26
170 06 Praha 7
phone: +420234742110
fax: +420 234 742 290
jaromir.stary@geologycz