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Welcome to MineralsUK

MineralsUK is the British Geological Survey's Centre for Sustainable Mineral Development. This website has a wealth of information on mineral resources, mineral planning, policy and legislation, sustainable development, statistics and exploration.

Minerals & you

Economic minerals – here you will find out what they are, where they come from and why they are important.

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A web–based Geographical Information System (GIS) has been produced to provide access to a range of Minerals Information Online.

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Digital maps

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World Mineral Production 2011-2015
The latest edition of this long running series is now available.

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Mineral profile – Lithium
A new addition to the series of mineral profiles has been released.

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Lepidolite, Mauritania. BGS©NERC