Under the Mineral Development Act (NI) 1969, minerals (other than gold and silver, and a few other minor exceptions) are vested with the Department for the Economy, (DfE). Responsibility for gold and silver rests with the Crown Estate Commissioners, (CEC). Companies wishing to prospect for base metals should apply to the Department for the Economy, (DfE), and those wishing to prospect for gold and silver should apply to the Crown Estate Commissioners, (CEC).

Minerals prospecting licensing documentation and guidance

Mineral Prospecting Licences

(dark blue on map) (Licence number indicates year of issue)

Licence no

Licence Holder

Start date

End date

OM1/16

Flintridge Resources Ltd

19/7/2016

18/7/2022

DG 5/16

Dalradian Gold Ltd

1/6/2016

31/5/2022

DG 6/16

Dalradian Gold Ltd

1/6/2016

31/5/2022

KOZ1/16

Koza Ltd

1/7/2016

30/6/2022

MCT 1/16

Mountcastle Trust

1/10/2016

30/9/2022

OM4/19

Flintridge Resources Ltd

8/5/2019

7/5/2025

DG3/19

Dalradian Gold Ltd

8/5/2019

7/5/2025

DG4/19

Dalradian Gold Ltd

8/5/2019

7/5/2025

C1/19

Conroy Gold and Natural Resources Plc

8/5/2019

7/5/2025

C3/19

Conroy Gold and Natural Resources Plc

8/5/2019

7/5/2025

KDR1/19

Karelian Diamond Resources Plc

8/5/2019

7/5/2025

ISML 1/15

Islandmagee Energy Storage Ltd

1/1/2015

31/12/2020

Mineral Prospecting Applications

(light blue on map)

Licence no

Applicant

Application received date

Current status

MPLA1/19 (formerly DG1/14)

Dalradian Gold Ltd

31/7/2019

Under consideration

MPLA2/19 (formerly DG2/14)

Dalradian Gold Ltd

31/7/2019

Under consideration

Mining Licences

(inset on map)

Licence no Licence Holder Start date End date

ISME 1,2,4,5,6

Irish Salt Mining and Exploration Company Ltd

8/3/1971

7/3/2021

**PC 1/61

Lafrage Cement UK Plc

1961

2021 (inactive)

** Licence inactive

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