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The Minerals programme in GSI provides many different sources of information to the public and stakeholders regarding minerals in Ireland. This includes data and maps on mineral exploration, minerals localities and aggregate potential. The Minerals programme also provides information on Ireland's historic mine sites, including mine records and maps. The information is accessible through the GOLDMINE system.
The Minerals programme represents Ireland at an international level on matters relating to raw materials.
The Minerals programme frequently provides presentations to the public and stakeholders. These include leading field trips to Irish locations and providing talks for professional bodies.
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions surrounding mineral exploration in Ireland. These are suitable for members of the public who are curious about the processes involved, or with concerns about the potential of mineral exploration in their local area, and how this may affect them.