Mineral resources information, along with the geologic, geochemical, and geophysical information needed to understand and assess mineral resource potential. The aim of this work is studying the mineral resources information in Libya by capturing on a computer-based geographic information system (GIS). The aim of designing the mineral resources geodatabase is to provide spatial and non-spatial information on mineral deposits; developed database contains all available information concerning mineral resources in Libya. The distribution, structure and formations of ore deposits has been analyzed. Criteria for ores deposits recognition in Libya has been defined. There is a spatial and temporal association of ore deposits location with extensional tectonics. Many of the deposits are elongated parallel to regional or local structural trends.


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