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/Design-and-Project-Management-services-required-for-2020-geological-exhibition-in-Dublin--.aspxExhibition design and project management services required for 2020 geological exhibition in DublinTo celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Geological Survey Ireland, an exhibition will run in The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, from mid-2020. 20/12/2019 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/10-Things-to-Know-About---Metals.aspx10 Things to Know About...Metals, Monday 25 November 2019 at 20.30 RTÉ OneEoin McGrath from Geological Survey Ireland will star in the third episode of the new series on 10 Things to Know About...on Monday 25 November 2019 at 20.30 on RTÉ One Television 22/11/2019 00:00:00



https://www.gsi.ie/ga-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
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/GSI-2017-Short-Call-McClenaghan-Resolving-the-paragenesis-of-precious-metals-in-the-Avoca-District.aspxResolving the paragenesis of precious metals in the Avoca District24/06/2019 23:00:00