|* To foster the discovery, development, processing and marketing of the mineral and other geological natural resources of Ireland in an environmentally compatible manner.
* To unite and encourage communication between persons, companies and organisations involved in the above work.
* To establish contact and to co-operate fully with other organisations connected with or interested in the natural resource industries of Ireland.
* To encourage and assist scientific and technological research and education in connection with the natural resource industries of ireland.
* To maintain a high standard of conduct, to combat unfair practices and to encourage efficiency in those industries.