Minerals Prospecting Licences FAQs

Date published: 03 September 2021

Last updated: 13 September 2021

A Mineral Prospecting Licence is a legal permission, issued by the Department for the Economy, to explore for minerals in Northern Ireland. Under the Minerals Development Act (NI) 1969 (the 1969 Act) a Licensee will have the exclusive right to explore for specified minerals within the area covered by the licence.

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