Mineral Deposits

Records of mineral resources of the Environmental Register is a database of resources on the land, sea, lakes and rivers and economic land. Chief and authorized processors of these data are respectively the Ministry of the Environment and the Land Board.

953 deposits (incl. oil shale, peat, crystalline rocks, gravel, sand, clay, dolostone, limestone, phosphorite, sea mud) were registered as of 11th of January 2022.

Every deposit has its own registry card that includes a map of the deposit and information about the location, area, source documents, type of the deposit, usage, natural and immovable monuments located within the territory of the deposit, type section of the deposit, chemical, rock, mineralogical and granulometric composition, technical indicators, mining conditions, hydrogeological characteristics, micro-components of the mineral resource, rock, mineral and granulometric composition, physico-mechanical properties and mining conditions. The Environmental Register also includes a balance sheet of mineral resources. This part of the register consists of mineral reserves of the deposit, mined amounts of the mineral reserves and changes of the mineral reserves of the deposits.

Information in the database is public according to the Environmental Register Act. Records of mineral resources of the Environmental Register are available in the Web Map of Mineral Deposits.

In case official and/or precise vector data is needed, a written application (form available only in Estonian) has to be submitted to the Land Board.

MapInfo .tab and ESRI .shp are the most commonly used software formats for distributing vector data.

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Reet Roosalu

Last update: 11.01.2022 09:04
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