This research has been carried under the Geological Survey Ireland 2015 Short Call. This call provided funding for researchers in academia or industry on the island of Ireland for projects of less than 12 months duration and less than €25,000.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and not of Geological Survey Ireland or the Department of Climate Action, Communications and Environment.
Lead Applicant: Mr Mark Holdstock
Host: Aurum Exploration
Project Title: Mineral prospectivity; analysis utilising publically available datasets and free and open source software
Project Description: This project will show that the availability of quality public datasets allows effective prospectivity analysis, using only free data and free/open source software. By limiting the costs associated with developing targets for mineral exploration, the research will show how free data sources can help stimulate exploration and promote inward investment.