Minerals

Minerals

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/175-Anniversary-of-a-Geological-Survey-in-Ireland.aspx175th Anniversary of the Geological Survey in IrelandJuly 31 2020 marks the 175th anniversary of the Act of Parliament that created the Geological Survey in Ireland30/07/2020 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Dimension-Stone--Stone-Built-Ireland-Project-Agreement---Signed.aspxDimension Stone / Stone Built Ireland Project Agreement – Signed April 2020Geological Survey Ireland recently signed this collaboration agreement between GSI, TCD & OPW, with the aim of documenting building and decorative stone in Ireland to inform interested parties of the sources for suitable replacement stone in restoration work and to develop a greater awareness among the general public.28/06/2020 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Climate-Research-Coordination-Group-2019-Annual-Report.aspxClimate Research Coordination Group 2019 Annual Report28/06/2020 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Dublin-City-Geo-Environmental-Challenges-as-addressed-by-Geological-Survey-Ireland.aspxDublin City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00