Minerals and their products are essential to modern-day living.  We need minerals because they are the essential raw materials for almost all goods we use.  They support the way we live today and the way we expect to live in the future as we address the many challenges facing society.  As we seek to produce minerals in a sustainable manner, the Geological Survey provides data, maps, interpretations and advice on matters related to minerals, their use and their development.  There is an old saying which says 'if it can't be grown it has to be mined' which remains true in today's rapidly changing world.  We explain the importance of minerals, why they are needed and connect everyday goods and objects to the raw materials which make them.

​​Our activities include the provision of Minerals information, representation at various bodies and working groups.

​Explore the data and maps compiled by the Minerals programme.

Explore the research initiatives taking place in the Minerals programme.



https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/2023-Du-Noyer-Photographic-Competition-Winners.aspx2023 Du Noyer Photographic Competition Winners​The winners of the 2023 Du Noyer Irish Geological Association/ Geological Survey Ireland Photographic Competition were announced in Geological Survey Ireland on Friday, 15 December 2023. 20/12/2023 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geoscience-2023---Geoscience-for-a-better-future.aspxGeoscience 2023 - Geoscience for a better futureThe annual Geological Survey Ireland conference took place in the Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle on Tuesday, 7 November 2023. The theme this year was Geoscience for a better future and featured developments by Geological Survey Ireland and their partners in geothermal, water, minerals, and coastal. 10/11/2023 00:00:00



https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/New-article-in-J--of-Environemal-Psychology.aspxNew paper in the Journal of Environmental Psychology24/01/2024 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Green-Metals-Demand-Arising-from-Decarbonisation-of-Energy-and-Transport-Sectors.aspxGreen Metals Report Release07/03/2023 00:00:00