Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico
Agency overview
Formed December 5, 1978;39 years ago (1978-12-05)
Preceding agencies
  • Instituto de Geología y Minería (INGEOMIN)
  • Instituto Científico y Tecnológico Minero (INCITEMI)
Jurisdiction Peru
Headquarters Lima, Peru

The Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico (INGEMMET), is a Peruvian scientific and management agency part of the Ministry of Energy and Mines. [1] It is devoted to the study of the mineral resources, geology of Peru and the regulation of mineral rights in that country. [1]

Volcano surveillance

Observatorio Vulcanológico INGEMMET (OVI), is the division of INGEMMET in charge of the study of volcanic activity and potential hazards due to that activity. [2]


  1. 1 2 "Quiénes Somos - Ingemmet". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. "Observatorio Vulcanológico del INGEMMET (OVI) – Observatorio Vulcanológico del INGEMMET". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-07-22.