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/6-Graduate-Geologist-positions-now-available-at-Geological-Survey-Ireland_2023.aspx6 Graduate Geologist positions now available at Geological Survey Ireland6 positions now open for graduate geologists to work for 11 months and gain valuable experience in the Earth Science sector in Ireland. Positions are within the following programmes: Tellus, Marine and Coastal Unit, Groundwater, Geological Mapping, Planning and Geoheritage and Minerals. One graduate geologist position for each programme.08/03/2023 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Mineral-Exploration-Borehole-Database-Release.aspxMineral Exploration Borehole Database ReleaseAnnouncementf of the release of a new borehole database containing all boreholes mentioned in the Open File repository at Geological Surevy Ireland06/03/2023 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
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Leaving_Certificate_Resource_booklet_2021.aspxGeoscience for Leaving Certificate Geography CPD Programme Resource Booklet26/04/2022 23:00:00