Exploration and Mining in Northern Ireland

Minerals prospecting and monitoring of abandoned mines in Northern Ireland is administered by the Department for the Economy (DfE). GSNI provides geoscience information and research services to inform DfE under a service level agreement.

On this web site you will find information on the prospectivity of Northern Ireland. For information on licensing procedures and legislation, and the current mineral prospecting licence map visit the Department for the Economy Website.

Last Updated: 16th May 2019