Mineral Prospecting Licence Application MCTA1/22

Consultation opened on 06 June 2022. Closing date 28 August 2022.


In exercise of its powers under Section 11 of the Mineral Development Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, the Department for the Economy is consulting on its intention to grant a Mineral Prospecting Licence in County Tyrone to the Mount Castle Trust.


Consultation description

Provided that the other required permissions are obtained, the Mineral Prospecting Licence will permit the company to explore for base metals. The applicant currently holds a mineral prospecting licence over the same area. The current licence is known as MCT1/16.

This new licence is not related to the exploration of gold or silver which are outside the remit of the Department for the Economy.

More general information relating to mineral prospecting can be found at minerals and petroleum publications

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