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Exploration company reports

The Exploration and Mining Division (EMD) and the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) hold Exploration Company Reports (GSI Open File Records) relating to many current and retired Prospecting Licence (PL) Areas. Reports on current Prospecting Licences that are less than six years old are not made publicly available.


If you don't know the PL Area Number, pan around and zoom this map to find PL Area numbers, then enter that PL Area number into the search above. Click on the map to display more information about the PL Area.

  • Blue are current PL Areas. Red are retired PL Areas