A new map of mines and processing plants

BRGM, the SIM, the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, the Ministry of the Economy, and professional federations: A3M, Aluminium France and CSF present the map of the extraction industry in France.
27 October 2017
SIM Congress in Metz

Sébastien Colin, Nicolas Charles and Gaëtan Lefebvre in front of the “L'industrie extractive cartographiée” display at the SIM Congress in Metz from 17 to 20 October 2017. 

© BRGM - Fréderic Moreira  

BRGM took advantage of the Congress of the Société de l'Industrie Minérale (SIM) held in Metz from 17 to 20 October 2017 to unveil the new map entitled “Extraction and production of metals and salt – France (Situation 2017)”.  

BRGM: producing knowledge on mineral resources 

This map shows the mines in operation, metal and salt processing plants, and mineral deposits in mainland France, French Guiana and New Caledonia. It illustrates non-energy mining potential and locates all mineral extraction sites. It also shows plants currently producing metals from mineral ores and/or waste. 

A collection of maps on mineral resources 

This is the 4th map charting the extraction industry in France. It is also available on the Mineralinfo portal and in poster format from the BRGM publications branch, Editions du BRGM

It supplements the set of maps on mineral resources: 

  • “Quarries in France: Active quarries” 
  • “Quarries in France: Industrial rocks and minerals” 
  • “Quarries in France: Ornamental and construction stone”
Map showing extraction and production of metals and salt

Map showing extraction and production of metals and salt (France, situation in 2017). 

© BRGM 

Ordering details 

Map only

  • Price to general public: €8 Incl. VAT 
  • Format: 132 x 82 cm 
  • Reference: CEPMS2017 

Entire set

  • Price to general public: €24 Incl. VAT 
  • Reference: CollCCARF