Mineral Intelligence for Europe (Mintell4EU)

The European Union has identified security of supply, improvement in environmental management and resource efficiency as key challenges for the raw materials sector. Data regarding the location and spatial distribution of primary and secondary raw materials, with respect to exploration, exploitation, production and trade activities, underpin decision making in government and industry. Given the dynamic character of such data, regular updates of comprehensive, reliable and harmonized information across borders are required.

The overall aim of this proposal is to improve the European Knowledge Base on raw materials by updating the electronic Minerals Yearbook produced in the Minerals4EU project and to extend the spatial coverage and quality of data currently in the Minerals Inventory. The project will, furthermore, aim to increase the degree of harmonization, communication and interaction between existing data platforms, with the ambition of reaching a fully operational and reliable data knowledge management system, fulfilling the European needs and taking into account the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) of the European Union. Importantly, the project will also – in collaboration with the GeoERA Information Platform project – integrate the electronic Minerals Yearbook into the Minerals4EU database, ensuring future sustainability as part of the EuroGeoSurveys-governed European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI).

All results will be integrated in the EGDI that will, by end of the project, disseminate European raw materials intelligence in a uniform way to end users through a common web portal interface. Finally, the applicability of the UNFC classification system for obtaining more accurate Pan-European mineral inventories will be tested.

See a folder about the project here.

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Through this viewer the results of the Mintell4EU project will be made accessible when they will be available through the project. The current view is not showing results of the project but is only here to give an idea about and where the results will appear and on which technology (the EGDI).

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Project website

Further details about the project will be available here later.


D1.1 Data Management Plan.
D1.2 Project Management Plan, Inception Report.
D1.3 Management report.
D1.3 Final Project Management report.
D1.4 Communication and Dissemination Plan.
D1.5 Roadmap for future actions towards full sustainability.
D2.1: Report describing the processes devel­oped for updating the electronic European Minerals Yearbook2
D3.1 Minerals Inventory Report.
D3.1 Final Mineral Inventory Report.
D3.2 Technical Guidelines.
D3.3 Quality Control System for Harvesting Report.
D3.4 Tourist Mine Sites.
D4.1 Case study review with guidance and examples for applying the UNFC to European mineral resources.
D4.1 Appendix UNFC pilot case studies compiled as part of Mintell4EU WP4 (Appendix to Deliverable D4.1).
D4.2 Report on harmonization issues, data gaps and challenges, reviewing also the quality of Pan-European aggregated inventories for selected commodities.
D4.3 Supply data to WP2, 3 an 5 For inclusion in the e-MYB, resource databases and information systems.
D4.3 Appendix: GTK’s proposal for visualisation of UNFC.
D5.1 Comparative analysis of KDP’s resources versus RMIS needs.
D5.2 Recommendations for integration of results into the GeoERA Information Platform (EGDI).
D5.3.1 Specification of steps needed for the integration of the e-Minerals Yearbook in the Minerals4EU database.
D5.3.2 Integration of the e-Minerals Yearbook into the MIN4EU database.
D5.4 Review and data exchange prototype(s).
D5.5 KDP’s applications delivery to RMIS.
D5.6 Dedicated Search in KDPs from RMIS.
D5.7.1 Recommendations for integration of results into the GeoERA Information Platform.
D5.7.2 Report on testing of integration into the European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI).

Work packages

WP1: Management, communication, dissemination, and sustainability. Lead: Lisbeth Flindt Jørgensen, GEUS.
WP2: Update to Electronic European Minerals Yearbook. Lead: Eimear Deady, UKRI/BGS.
WP3: Minerals Inventory. Lead: Špela Kumelj, GeoZS.
WP4: UNFC pilot. Lead: Kari Aslaksen Aasly, NGU.
WP5: Improvement of KDPs’ applications and interaction with the RMIS and the EGDI. Lead: Marc Urvois, BRGM and Mikael Pedersen, GEUS.


The total budget for the project is 2,859,159€ of which the participants contribute 2,009,989€ and the EC contributes 849,170€.

The Participants and their contributions in terms of Man Months are:

Partner (Short name)Partner NameCountry/RegionMan Months
GEUS (Coordinator)Geological Survey of Denmark and GreenlandDenmark43.0
BRGMBureau de Recherches Géologiques et MinièresFrance9.1
IGME-ESInstituto Geológico y Minero de EspañaSpain18.0
GSDCyprus Geological Survey DepartmentCyprus6.0
ISPRAGeological Survey of ItalyItaly12.0
NGUGeological Survey of NorwayNorway6.0
GeoZSGeological Survey of SloveniaSlovenia68.0
SGUGeological Survey of SwedenSweden7.0
GeoinformState Informational Geological Fund of UkraineUkraine32.0
SGUDSStatny Geologicky Ustav Dionyza SturaSlovakia15.0
LNEGLaboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P.Portugal2.0
IGME-GRInstitute of Geology and Mineral ExplorationGreece9.0
HGI-CGSHrvatski geološki institut - Croatian Geological SurveyCroatia20.7
GTKGeological Survey of FinlandFinland8.0
UKRIUnited Kingdom Research and Innovation (British Geological Survey)United Kingdom49.5
LGRBRegierungspräsidium Freiburg (Landesamt für Geologie, Rohstoffe und Bergbau Baden-Württemberg)Baden-Württemberg, Germany24.0
BGRBundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources)Germany6.5
GSIGeological Survey of IrelandIreland7.0
RBINSGeological Survey of BelgiumBelgium25.0
MFBZSMining and Geological Survey of HungaryHungary7.5
SGLService géologique du Luxembourg - Geological Survey of LuxembourgLuxembourg0.75
AGSAlbanian Geological SurveyAlbania24.0
CGSCzech Geological SurveyCzech Republic10.0
FZZGGeological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and HerzegovinaFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina21.6
RUGeological Survey of Regione UmbriaRegions Umbria, Italy5.4
GBAGeologische BundesanstaltAustria5.0