Leader in National Mineral and Geoscience Development

The Department of Minerals and Geosciences (JMG) plays an important role in the aspects of mineral development, physical development, and geoscience services of the country, in line with the rapid development taking place in the world today.

As the sole government agency that leads the field of minerals and geoscience in the country with the vision of being the Leader in Mineral and Geoscience Development, JMG is committed to providing highly specialized services to stakeholders and customers in the field of minerals and geoscience.

In order to achieve that vision, JMG has set a mission, which is to Contribute to the Improvement of National Economic Competitiveness and Quality of Life Through the Use of Information, Highly Specialized services, and Effective Research Related to Minerals and Geoscience.

JMG plays a role in enhancing the contribution of the mineral and geoscience sectors to the socio-economic development of the country and the well-being of the people through the development of sustainable mineral resources, research, development, and commercialization (R&D&C) of minerals, as well as the effective use of geoscience information.

It is done through the acquisition, interpretation, management, and dissemination of geoscience data and information. Geoscience knowledge, data, and information can be used to solve problems, help improve the well-being of the community, and contribute to the country's socio-economic development as well as environmental preservation and disaster risk management.

YBhg. Datuk P.Geol. Zamri bin Ramli, F.I.G.M.
YBhg. Datuk P.Geol. Zamri bin Ramli, F.I.G.M.Director General


Contributing to the Improvement of National Economic Competitiveness and Quality of Life Through the Use of Information, Highly Specialized Services, and Effective Research Related to Minerals and Geoscience


Provide information on mineral commodities to increase the growth of the mineral-based industry.
Promote optimal use of geoscience information and services for sustainable national development.
Ensure that mineral resource enterprises develop in an orderly, safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly manner and bring maximum returns to the country.
Encouraging and diversifying the use of local mineral resources to contribute to the development of the country's industrial sector through research and development (R&D) activities
Providing expert services in the fields of minerals, geoscience, and mining at the national and international level to encourage investment in the mineral sector and national development planning.

Functions and Roles

In order to achieve the Vision, Mission and Objectives set, JMG is responsible for the following main roles:

Manage mineral exploration systematically
Arrange investigations in various geoscience fields such as geological mapping, underground water resources, engineering geology, geological disasters, environmental geology, marine geology, geophysics, and other geoscience fields systematically.
Providing geochemical analysis services and physical testing of rock and mineral materials.
Acts as a national data bank for all information related to the country's geosciences and mineral resources.
Collect, analyse, and disseminate data and information related to mineral exploration, mining, and related activities.
Providing technical advisory services and expertise in the fields of minerals, geosciences, mining, and quarrying.
Assist and cooperate with the private sector and industry in efforts to develop the mineral sector.

Determining that mineral mining activities and other related activities are carried out in a safe, efficient, and systematic manner.

Implement Government policies and directives in relation to the mineral and geoscience industries, in addition to administering and enforcing relevant laws.

Conducting research and development (R&D), technology transfer, and development of mineral resources, as well as promoting research results to be used by the industry.

Blueprint Enterprise Architecture (EA) JMG Service

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  • Clean, Efficient and Integrity
  • Patience, Sincerity and Prudence
  • Fair and Wise
  • Noble Character
  • Live Simply and Grateful


  • Act Towards a Vision
  • Strong and Transparent Leadership
  • Have a Passion for Organization
  • Bear the same problem, enjoy the same happiness
  • Cultivate a harmonious work atmosphere
Towards Excellence

Towards Excellence

  • Have insight
  • Knowledge Culture
  • Prioritize Quality
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Globalise with Awareness


  • Act on Facts
  • Proactive, Innovative and Competitive
  • Committed, Disciplined and Dedicated
  • Authoitative and Accountability
  • Loyal
JMG Strategic Plan

JMG's strategic plan includes objectives, aspirations, areas of focus, internal and external environmental analysis, main strategies, and action plans to ensure that JMG tries to face challenges for a period of five years.

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