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Mine abandonment plans

The exploitation of natural resources by underground mining commenced in Northern Ireland about 200 years ago and has in some areas left a legacy of surface instability above disused workings for coal, salt and other minerals. The existence of abandoned mine workings is a significant consideration in relation to planning and environmental protection.

The Mineral Development Act (NI) 1969, gives the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) responsibility for mineral licensing in Northern Ireland and for most of the abandoned mines which were vested under the Act. In consequence, the abandoned salt mines in Co. Antrim which were particularly at risk of collapse have been fenced off and are subject to regular monitoring. In addition, some 300 other shafts and adits have either been sealed or capped.

The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland Abandoned Mines Database contains information on the location of over 2000 abandoned shafts and adits that may be viewed on the GSNI Geoindex and in some cases plans of the underground workings. These plans are available to view from the list below.

Plan Number Plan Name Commodity View Plan
MP001 Conlig/Whitespots Lead Mine (M3/158) Lead View Plan MP001A
View Plan MP001B
MP002 Skerry Mine (M3/443) Bauxite View Plan MP002
MP003 Skerry Mine (M3/443) Bauxite View Plan MP003
MP004 Skerry No. 2 Mine (M3/619) Bauxite The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP005 Crommelin Mines and Tuftarney Mines (M3/620) Iron Ore View Plan MP005
MP006 Crommelin Mines and Tuftarney Mines (M3/621) Bauxite View Plan MP006
MP007 Glenravel Mines (Tunnel Level Workings) (M3/486) Iron Ore View Plan MP007
MP008 Glenravel Mines (Ballynahavla Pit Workings) (M3/486) Iron Ore View Plan MP008
MP009 Evishacrow Mines (M3/96) The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP010 Evishacrow Mines (M3/96) Iron Ore View Plan MP010
MP011 Evishacrow Mines (M3/96) Bauxite View Plan MP011
MP012 Evishacrow Mines (Bauxite) (M3/112) Iron Ore View Plan MP012
MP013 Parkmore Iron Ore Mines (M3/223) Bauxite View Plan MP013
MP014 Essathohan Bauxite Mine (M3/619) Bauxite View Plan MP014
MP015 Essathohan Bauxite Mine (M3/619) View Plan MP015
MP016 Trostan Mines (M3/489) Bauxite View Plan MP016
MP017 Tuftarney Bauxite Mine (M3/619) Bauxite View Plan MP017
MP018 Cargan Mine (M3/479) Bauxite View Plan MP018
MP019 Dungonnell Mines (M3/484) Iron Ore View Plan MP019
MP020 Knockboy Mines (M3/488) Bauxite View Plan MP020
MP021 Correen Mine (M3/480) Bauxite View Plan MP021
MP022 Elginny Mine (M3/443) Bauxite View Plan MP022
MP023 Elginny Mine (Blue cloth) (M3/443) Bauxite View Plan MP023
MP024 Cullinane Mine (M3/481) Bauxite The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP025 Ballynabarnish Mine (Blue) (M3/443) View Plan MP025
MP026 Ballynabarnish Mine (M3/443) Bauxite View Plan MP026
MP027 Lyles Hill Mine (Tracing) (M3/443) Bauxite View Plan MP027
MP028 Lyles Hill Mine (M3/443) View Plan MP028
MP029 Lyles Hill Mine (M3/443) Bauxite View Plan MP029
MP030 Lyles Hill Mine (M3/443) Bauxite View Plan MP030
MP031 Cullinane Mine (M3/481) Bauxite View Plan MP031
MP032 Duncrue Mine & French Park Mine & Maiden Mount Mine (M3/484) Rock Salt View Plan MP032
MP033 French Park Mine (M3/483) Rock Salt View Plan MP033
MP034 Maiden Mount Mine (M3/483) Rock Salt View Plan MP034
MP035 Tennant Mine (M3/483) Rock Salt View Plan MP035
MP036 Duncrue Mine & French Park Mine & Maiden Mount Mine (M3/483) Rock Salt View Plan MP036
MP037 Burleigh Hill Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP037
MP038 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP038
MP039 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP039
MP040 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP040
MP041 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP041
MP042 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP042
MP043 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP043
MP044 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP045 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP045
MP046 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP047 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP047
MP048 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP048
MP049 Maiden Mount Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP049
MP050 French Park Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP050
MP051 French Park Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP051
MP052 French Park Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP052
MP053 French Park Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP053
MP054 French Park Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP054
MP055 French Park Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP055
MP056 Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP056
MP057 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP057
MP058 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP058
MP059 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP059
MP060 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP060
MP061 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP061
MP062 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP062
MP063 Maiden Mount Mine & French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP063
MP064 Maiden Mount Mine & French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP064
MP065 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP065
MP066 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP066
MP067 Maiden Mount Mine & French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP067
MP068 Maiden Mount Mine & French Park Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP068
MP069 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP069
MP070 French Park Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP070
MP071 French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP071
MP072 Maiden Mount Mine & French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP072
MP073 Maiden Mount Mine & French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP073
MP074 Carrickfergus/ International Rock Salt View Plan MP074
MP075 Carrickfergus/ International Rock Salt View Plan MP075
MP076 Carrickfergus/ International Rock Salt View Plan MP076
MP077 Carrickfergus/ International Rock Salt View Plan MP077
MP078 Carrickfergus/ International Rock Salt View Plan MP078
MP079 Carrickfergus/ International & Tennant Mine & Black Pit Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP079
MP080 Carrickfergus/ International & Black Pit Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP080
MP081 Carrickfergus/ International & Tennant Mine & Black Pit Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP081
MP082 Carrickfergus/ International & Tennant Mine & Black Pit Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP082
MP083 Carrickfergus/ International & Tennant Mine & Black Pit Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP083
MP084 Carrickfergus/ International & Tennant Mine & Black Pit Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP084
MP085 Carrickfergus/ International Rock Salt View Plan MP085
MP086 Carrickfergus/ International Rock Salt The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP087 Carrickfergus/ International & Tennant Mine & Black Pit Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP087
MP088 Tennant Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP088
MP089 Tennant Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP089
MP090 Maiden Mount Mine & French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP090
MP091 Carrickfergus/ International & Tennant Mine & Black Pit Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP091
MP092 Maiden Mount Mine & French Park Mine & Duncrue Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP092
MP093 Carrickfergus/ International & Tennant Mine Rock Salt View Plan MP093
MP094 Barrow Mine (M3/20) Iron Ore View Plan MP094
MP095 Barrow Mine (M3/20) Iron Ore View Plan MP095
MP096 (M3/20) Barrow Mine Iron Ore View Plan MP096
MP097 Barrow Mine (M3/20) Iron Ore View Plan MP097
MP098 Barrow Mine (M3/20) Iron Ore View Plan MP098
MP099 Barrow Mine (M3/20) Iron Ore View Plan MP099
MP100 Carrickfergus/ International The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP101 Belleek Mine (M3/490) The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP102 Belleek Mine (M3/490) Iron Ore View Plan MP102
MP103 Caldwell Mine (M3/491) Coal The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP104 Salt Pans Colliery, White Mine Colliery, Falbane Colliery, North Star Colliery, West Mine Colliery, Lagglass Colliery, Goldnamuck Colliery, Pollard Colliery, Griffin Colliery, Gobb Colliery, Portnagree Colliery & Carrickmore Iron Mine Coal The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP105 Salt Pans Colliery, White Mine Colliery, Falbane Colliery, North Star Colliery, West Mine Colliery, Lagglass Colliery, Goldnamuck Colliery, Pollard Colliery, Griffin Colliery, Gobb Colliery, Portnagree Colliery & Carrickmore Iron Mine Coal View Plan MP105
MP106 Salt Pans Colliery, White Mine Colliery, Falbane Colliery, North Star Colliery, West Mine Colliery, Lagglass Colliery, Goldnamuck Colliery, Pollard Colliery, Griffin Colliery, Gobb Colliery, Portnagree Colliery & Carrickmore Iron Mine (M3/477) Coal View Plan MP106
MP107 Salt Pans Colliery, White Mine Colliery, Falbane Colliery, North Star Colliery, West Mine Colliery, Lagglass Colliery, Goldnamuck Colliery, Pollard Colliery, Griffin Colliery, Gobb Colliery, Portnagree Colliery & Carrickmore Iron Mine (M3/477) Coal View Plan MP107
MP108 North Star Colliery (M3/477) Coal View Plan MP108
MP109 White Mine Colliery (M3/577) Coal View Plan MP109
MP110 White Mine Colliery (M3/577) Coal View Plan MP110
MP111 White Mine Colliery & Falbane Colliery (M3/577) Coal View Plan MP111
MP112 Carrickmore Iron Mine (M3/577) Coal View Plan MP112
MP113 Salt Pans Colliery, White Mine Colliery, Falbane Colliery, North Star Colliery, West Mine Colliery, Lagglass Colliery, Goldnamuck Colliery, Pollard Colliery, Griffin Colliery, Gobb Colliery &Portnagree Colliery The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP114 Salt Pans Colliery, White Mine Colliery, Falbane Colliery, North Star Colliery, West Mine Colliery, Lagglass Colliery, Goldnamuck Colliery, Pollard Colliery, Griffin Colliery, Gobb Colliery &Portnagree Colliery The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP115 North Star Colliery View Plan MP115
MP116 Goldnamuck Colliery (M3/510) Coal View Plan MP116
MP117 Goldnamuck Colliery (M3/510) View Plan MP117
MP118 Doon Colliery (M3/482) Coal View Plan MP118
MP119 Doon Colliery (M3/482) Coal View Plan MP119
MP120 Doon Colliery (M3/482) Coal The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP121 Griffin Colliery (M3/482) Coal View Plan MP121
MP122 Griffin Colliery (M3/482) Coal View Plan MP122
MP123 Griffin Colliery The plan is not currently available for this mine.
MP124 Griffin Colliery The plan is not currently available for this mine.
MP125 Carrickmore Iron Mine Coal The plan for this mine is not currently available.
MP126 Ballyvoy Colliery Coal View Plan MP126
MP127 Craigfad Mine (M3/873) Coal View Plan MP127
MP128 Craigfad Mine (M3/873) Coal View Plan MP128
MP129 Lisnastrane Mine (M3/770) Coal View Plan MP129
MP130 (Various Pits, e.g. Bartley, Primate, Alexander etc.) View Plan MP130
MP131 Coalisland Colliery, Annagher Colliery (M3/224) Coal View Plan MP131
MP132 Coalisland Colliery (M3/224) Coal View Plan MP132
MP133 Coalisland Colliery (M3/224) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP133
MP134 No. 5 Annagher (M3/12) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP134
MP135 Annagher (M3/12) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP135
MP136 Annagher (M3/12) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP136
MP137 Ulster Fireclay Mine (M3/284) Fireclay View Plan MP137
MP138 Ulster Fireclay Mine (M3/284) Fireclay View Plan MP138
MP139 Ulster Fireclay Mine (M3/284) Firelcay View Plan MP139
MP140 Ulster Fireclay Mine (M3/284) Fireclay View Plan MP140
MP141 Ballynakilly Fireclay Mine (M3/599) Fireclay View Plan MP141
MP142 Corr Fireclay Mine (M3/565) View Plan MP142
MP143 Creenagh Fireclay Mine (M3/509) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP143
MP144 Brackaville Mine (M3/492) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP144
MP145 Derry (Gortnaskea) Mine (M3/827) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP145
MP146 Derry Fireclay Mine (M3/31) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP146
MP147 Derry Clay Mine (M3/30) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP147
MP148 Derry Mine (M3/495) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP148
MP149 Derry Mine (M3/29) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP149
MP150 Drumreagh Mine (M3/29) Coal/Fireclay View Plan MP150
MP151 Derry Plantation Mine (M3/32) Coal View Plan MP151
MP152 Creenagh Colliery (M3/494) Coal View Plan MP152
MP153 Congo Colliery (M3/493) Coal View Plan MP153
MP154 Dungannon Colliery (M3/34) Coal View Plan MP154
MP155 Drumglass New Colliery (M3/33) Coal View Plan MP155
MP156 Rossbeg Colliery (M3/11) View Plan MP156
MP157 Rossbeg Colliery (M3/11) Coal View Plan MP157
MP158 Rossbeg Pit (Duffys) (M3/11) Coal View Plan MP158
MP159 Drumglass Colliery, Lewin Colliery, Annagher Colliery (Portlock Plate H) Coal View Plan MP159
MP160 Drumglass Colliery (Eastern half of 2 part plan) Coal View Plan MP160
MP161 Cratley Colliery (M3/343) Coal View Plan MP161
MP162 Drumglass Colliery (Western half of 2 part plan) Coal View Plan MP162