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Ahmad Mahmoud Salman AL-SHANTY

Director of the Applied Geology Institute , Riyadh

Ahmad Mahmoud Salman AL-SHANTY, Director of the Applied Geology Institute, Riyadh.


AL-SHANTY, Ahmad Mahmoud Salman was born in 1932 in Java, Palestine.


Doctor of Philosophy (Geology).


Geologist; geologist grade ‘A’. Director of the Mining Administration. Director of the Geological Administration in the General Directorate of Mineral Wealth.

Director of the Geological Centre. Member of the IGCP (Association of Geological International Development), of the National Committee for Geological Co-ordination, of the Board of the Association of Geological International Development (AGID). Participated in the Atomic Energy Conference, Vienna 1965, a geological conference in Canada 1973, and the Arab Conference for Mineral Wealth, Saudi Arabia.

Director of the Applied Geology Institute, Riyadh.


  • Several papers published by the General Directorate for Mineral Wealth. Geological volumes, numbers 2, 12, 13 and 14 (13 and 14 still under publication) about Saudi Arabia.


Living Allah's way is the most important struggle. Allah sets high standards, and believers have to fight with their own selfish desires to live up to them.


  • Other Interests

    Sport, swimming.