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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.

//Digital maps

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

//What's new

European Mineral Statistics 2009-2013
The latest edition of this series is now available, providing comprehensive data on mineral production and trade in Europe.

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Silver grains, Photo ©Boliden

//Downloads

UK Minerals Yearbook 2014
The latest edition of this series is now available, providing comprehensive data on mineral production and trade the UK.

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Burrowine Moor silica sand quarry, Fife, Operated by Pattersons quarries Ltd. BGS©NERC