Support Opportunity in Tyrone

The formal stakeholder consultation process on our planning application to build an underground gold mine began in February and there is still time to register your support.

Irish News, detailing the impact of a gold mine in a Canadian town, in which a Dalradian investor, Sean Roosen, was involved:

That investment transformed the town from a place with 45% unemployment to one where almost half residents now work in the mine due to the creation of 800 full-time jobs.

Our proposal is to build an underground gold mine that will create more than 350 full-time jobs, with an average salary of £40,000. Local businesses will benefit from spending of $1 billion over the life time of the mine. Dalradian is committed to building a mine that is modern, safe and environmentally responsible. A “best in class” operation, globally.

Reference: LA10/2017 /1249/F

We submitted our planning application in November 2017 and it runs to almost 10,000 pages, containing an Environmental Statement with nearly 40 detailed reports from internationally recognised environmental experts. The statement sets out the environmental and socioeconomic aspects of our plans and the measures we will take to maximize the benefits of the project to the local area as well as manage and minimize any environmental impacts.

The Northern Ireland mining sector has untapped potential that could transform the economy, an international conference has heard. Belfast Telegraph, March 2018

The Planning Application (ref: LA10/2017/1249/F) can be accessed via the Planning Portal website, publicaccess. Hard copies can also be viewed at DfI offices in Belfast, Derry/L’derry, Omagh Library and the Owenkillew Community Centre.



If you support our plans to build a mine and believe it will be economically transformative for west Tyrone while respecting the environment, express your support to DfI. You will want to include the specific reasons you support the application. You can do this via our “Build a Support Letter” tool at Alternately, you may write directly to DfI by email at referencing LA10/2017/1249/F or by post at:

Strategic Planning
Division, First Floor,
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street,
Belfast, BT2 8GB


Chief Planner’s Office,
71 Ebrington Square,
BT47 6FA


We have welcomed well over 900 people on our tunnel tours and look forward to hosting our 1,000th visitor very soon. If you would like to discuss aspects of the application or learn more about the project, call our Gortin office on 028 816 48012. You can also book a spot on one of our upcoming Tunnel Tour and Site Visits, where you can explore our underground workings, see our water treatment plant and learn more about our proposed underground gold mine.


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