|Abstract:Due to the continuous urbanization, natural ecosystems are under enormous pressure. Hence, there is an intensifying contradiction between economic development and ecological protection.The ecological security patterns(ESPs ) construction directly affects the balance between social development and ecological conservation, and thus it has become the key to solving ecological problems and improving human well- being. By research progresses on the ecological security pattern and its practical application , We find that general mineral resources planning based on ESPs is feasible.Then the main deficiencies were indicated and summarized between general mineral resources planning based on ESP and not. Furthermore, a research framework of regional ESP’s general mineral resources planning was proposed with the concept that “ecology goes first”,”sustainable development”,”Systematic” etc.According to this framework, general mineral resources planning contains the main content as follows:regional ecological security analysis,regional ESP construction,land use zoning and optimizing the layout of? mineral resources development and utilization,ecological rehabilitation planing in mining areas.The results show that most of researches take multi-disciplinary approaches, which makes?geographic information system?(GIS),spatial econometric analysis and space statistical analysis,based on diagnostic index of geography.Finally, we put forward four main directions for future research.