grafika ilustracyjnaThe latest edition of “The balance of mineral resources deposits in Poland” (in Polish) is available online. In the publication Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute (PGI-NRI) presented data on more than 14.5 thousand mineral raw materials deposits documented in Poland as of 31.12.2021.

The latest edition of “The balance…” contains information on 14,644 domestic mineral raw materials deposits. Similarly to the previous editions, the data on documented resources were grouped taking into account the raw material type and its intended use and presented in the form of tables accompanied by the short textual information. To respond to the recipients expectations, in case of the deposits which are covered by the mining ownership (state ownership) the information on resources is presented by splitting them across particular resources categories (A+B, C1, C2, D).

Moreover, there was the detailed information on documented anticipated sub-economic resources given. The sources of information on the raw materials resources, which are necessary for preparing “The balance…”, are the geological documentations. They are approved and then sent by the geological administration authorities – the Minister of the Environment, the Marshals of the Voivodeships and the county governors – i.a. to the National Geological Archive.

The information on the resources changes and the output magnitude is given by the concession holders to the PGI-NRI according to the regulations of the Geological and Mining Law adopted on 9th June 2011 (Journal of Laws 2022, Item 1072 unified text), in the form of statistical reports – defined in the Regulation of the Minister of the Environment adopted on 15th November 2011 on the inventory report and the information patterns of the mineral resources deposit changes (Journal of Laws 2021, Item 998 unified text).

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PGI-NRI composed “The balance…” independently, as a task of the state geological survey. According to the regulations of the Geological and Mining Law, the publication was issued in June.

On the website Mineral Resources of Poland » where “The balance…” is presented, there are also the additional information on particular mineral raw materials groups and the vector data updated on a regular basis available. Such data allow to visualize the spatial information on the documented deposits, mining areas and mining damage zones.

“The balance of mineral resources deposits in Poland” has been issued for almost 70 years, while PGI-NRI has been the editor since 1988.

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