National Geology and Mining Service
Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (National Geology and Mining Service), abbreviated as SERNAGEOMIN, is a Chilean government agency. Its function is to provide geological information and advice, technical assistance to government, public and private interests, and to regulate the mining industry in Chile.
It was formed in 1980 by the combination of the previous Institute of Geological Investigations and the State Mines Service. Its National Director is appointed by the President of Chile; its present National Director (since 2006) is Patricio Cartagena.
- Official Web Site of the (National Geology and Mining Service), abbreviated as SERNAGEOMIN
- United States Geological Survey web site, The volcanos in Chile are monitored by SERNAGEOMIN
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