MTA (Mineral Research and Exploration General Directorate) is a research organization that provides data to improve mining sector and offers infrastructure services.
MTA carries out the task of exploring the mineral resources of Turkey and contributing to economy in accordance with its law of establishment in its licence ground depending on mining law of 3213 and, on demand and for a fee, in fields owned by private sector or public bodies. Moreover, according to the articles 18 and 47 of the mining law, it prospects for mineral resources in license grounds. 
MTA sets up camp sites and provides part of labour and equipment locally all around Turkey in accordance with “Investment and Work Program” approved by The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and State Planning Organization with the investment allocation from general budget. MTA provides service with 13 heads of  departments and 12 district offices and 3639 personnel.
The services offered by MTA involve mineral exploration projects, geology, geophysical maps and scientific research, map inventory and data bank, hydrogeology studies, geothermal studies, geochemistry, earthsurface research, marine research, environmental research, active fault seismo-tectonic studies, geological survey of metropolitan areas, contractual surveys and location selection of organized industry, drilling core data bank research, labs and technological research, paid work, national and international technical colloboration projects. Further detail is provided below:

Geological Research

Mineral Exploration

Geophysical research

Feasibility research

Geotechnical research

Technological research

Marine and environmental research


  • Adress: Üniversiteler Mahallesi Dumlupınar Bulvarı No:139 06800 Çankaya/ANKARA
  • Tel: (0312) 201 10 00 Pbx
  • Fax      : (0312) 287 91 88
  • E-Mail: mta@mta.gov.tr