Minerals Information Working Group

The IGI has published information on minerals and mining in Ireland on Monday 8th March 2021 – Press Release 

Please see links below for a series of factsheets on minerals and mining on the island of Ireland.

Mining and Our Green Future

Mine Planning and Environmental Oversight

Lifetime Value of a Mine

Mineral Exploration In Ireland

Mining through the Ages

The Minerals Information Working Group was convened in March 2020 to provide factual, science-led information on mineral exploration and mining in Ireland.

Its members include:

Emer Blackwell, Erris Gold Resources and Chairperson of MIWG
Ed Slowey, Geological Consultant
John Barry, IRUS Consulting
John Clifford, Clifford Consulting Ltd.
Eoin McGrath, Geological Survey Ireland
John Bligh, Equity Exploration
Eamonn Grennan, Geological Consultant
Laz Fleming, Consultant
Mark Patton, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
Dr. Marie Cowan, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
Ian Farrelly, Boliden Tara Mines
Barry Balding, Golder Associates
Malgorzata Horajska-Shaikh, Geological Consultant
Jennifer O’Donnell, Exploration Geologist
Pόl O’Seasnain, Environmental Protection Agency
Sean Finlay, Geoscience Ireland
Rashaqat Ali Siddiqui, Atkins Global and International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) (Irish Group)
Andrew Gaynor, Geoscience Ireland and Irish Quarrying and Mining Society (IMQS)
John Guven, Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, University College Dublin
Shane Lavery, BRG Ltd., President Irish Association for Economic Geologists (IAEG)
Kieran Parker, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
David Dingemans
Orla McKenna, Dalradian Gold
Nicola Nixon, President Irish Quarrying and Mining Society (IMQS)

The IGI wishes to thank Mr. Stephen Wheston, former site manager at Lisheen Mine and Vedanta Resources Ltd. for their assistance and support.