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Operations in the Welton Chalk at Melton Ross Quarry, Singleton Birch Ltd., near Brigg, North Lincolnshire, BGS©NERC

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 form 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

//What's new

Directory of Mines and Quarries 2014
The Directory of Mines and Quarries 2014 is now available directly from BGS both as a free pdf download and as a digitally printed book.

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Operations in the Welton Chalk at Melton Ross Quarry, Singleton Birch Ltd., near Brigg, North Lincolnshire, BGS©NERC

//Downloads

World Mineral Production 2008-2012 Centenary Edition
With the publication of data for 2012, this series now has 100 years of data.

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World Mineral Production 2008-2012 Centenary Edition, BGS©NERC