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/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/New-bedrock-structural-lineaments-maps-for-mineral-exploration.aspxNew bedrock structural lineaments maps for mineral explorationGeological Survey Ireland is pleased to announce a release of structural lineaments maps derived from Tellus airborne geophysics for the Northwest Midlands Carboniferous area, as part of the Mineral Prospectivity Mapping (MPM) project.26/06/2022 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Histrosic-Mine-Sites-Story-Map-Launch.aspxHistoric Mine Sites MapLaunch of the Historic Mine Sites Story Map. An interactive map of touristic mine sites across Europe created in collaboration with Minerals 4EU. 13/06/2022 23:00:00



https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Leaving_Certificate_Resource_booklet_2021.aspxGeoscience for Leaving Certificate Geography CPD Programme Resource Booklet26/04/2022 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/PACIFIC-Brochure.aspxGuidelines for good communications for mineral exploration17/01/2022 00:00:00