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This series presents essential, up-to-date, background information on individual mineral commodities for a non-specialist audience. Each profile provides an overview of the global industry for the individual commodity, with emphasis placed on the British perspective. The profiles vary in length considerably, roughly in accordance with their economic importance to Britain today.

Barytes
Updated Sep 2005.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 511 KB]
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Building and Roofing Stone
Updated Nov 2005.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 663 KB]
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Cement Raw Materials
Updated Nov 2005.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 290 KB]
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Coal
Updated Mar 2010.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 1.08 MB]
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Cobalt
Updated August 2009.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 157 KB]
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Copper
Jun 2007.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 4.61 MB]
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Fluorspar
Updated February 2011.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 1.34 MB]
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Magnesium
Updated Mar 2004.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 120 KB]
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Nickel
Sep 2008.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 2.84 MB]
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Niobium-tantalum
April 2011.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 1.16 MB]
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Platinum Group Elements
Updated September 2009.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 99.8 KB]
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Rare Earth Element Profile
November 2011
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 3.03 MB]
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Rock salt: an essential mineral keeps the country moving
Learn more about rock salt. The 'grit' which keeps our road network moving in ice and snow is rock salt (which is made of the mineral halite, sodium chloride).
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 167 KB]
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Tungsten
January 2011.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 1.44 MB]
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Uranium
Updated Mar 2010.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 1.79 MB]
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Zinc
Updated Mar 2004.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 147 KB]
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