ilmenitThe Balance of Prospective Mineral Resources of Poland dated the 31st of December, 2018, is now available online. In it, the Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PIG-PIB) presented information on the prospective and forecast resources of deposits that could potentially constitute Poland's raw material reserve.

The necessity of assessment of the prospective resources results from continuous inflow of new information and the need of constant monitoring of changing market conditions. The assessment of the state of the prospective resources was carried out as part of the tasks of the Polish Geological Survey on the basis of the latest results of geological, geophysical, cartographic and economic geology studies.

The Balance is an important compendium of knowledge about the potential resource base, which should be used in the preparation of land management plans, especially with regard to the protection of areas of prospective mineral deposits.

See: Balance of prospective mineral resources of Poland as of 31.12.2018

The Balance presents information on metal ores, energy resources, chemical and construction minerals, glass industry, and water classified as minerals (brine, therapeutic and thermal water) and, for the first time, offshore minerals. Inclusion of the latter in the Balance filled the information gap and systematized the information on the deposit potential of the Baltic Sea.

The Balance comprises almost 430 pages of professional knowledge, prepared by a team of experts from PGI-PIB and the Institute of Mineral Raw Materials and Energy Management of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It is also a rich database of published and archival studies on deposits (over 1600 items).

The Balance makes it possible to conclude that Poland belongs to the group of countries with high geological potential and significant mineral deposit assets. This applies to both proven and prospective resources, although the two situations are quite different. Some of the resources are documented and can be exploited over a long period of time to satisfy the needs of the domestic economy, while others are found in deposits that will be exhausted within a few or several dozen years. For those interested in the state of individual mineral deposits - energy, metallic, chemical and rock - please refer to the Balance of Prospective Mineral Resources of Poland as of 31.12.2018.

  pdf Balance of prospective mineral resources of Poland as of 31.12.2018 (41.59 MB) (PDF, 41.7 Mb)

On the website Mineral Raw Materials of Poland », in addition to the current edition of the Balance, you can find its previous editions (from 1979, 1986, 1993 and 2011) in the form of PDF files.

Translated by Tomasz Trzpil (PGI-NRI)

logotyp nfosigwThe preparation of the Balance and its printing was financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management