Launch of Minerals Resource Map

The new Minerals Resource Map for NI was launched on Thursday May 24th by DoE Minister Alex Attwood and DETI Minister Arlene Foster. The map was funded by DoE Planning and was undertaken by the British Geological Survey, Minerals UK and the Centre for Sustainable Mineral Development.

The Mineral Resources Map provides a key information resource to assist development planning. It also ensures increased certainty for the minerals industry regarding the location, extent and nature of the minerals resource in Northern Ireland. This will aid accurate and faster processing of planning applications.

It is published as a series of County Maps, but will also prove invaluable as a digital dataset within GIS.

Further information is available on DoE NI Planning Portal