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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


World Mineral Production 2013-2017
The latest edition of this long running series is now available.

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Shenzi Petroleum development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, operated by BHP Group. The materials are reproduced with the kind permission of BHP Group. Copyright © 2019 BHP.


Secrets in the Stone
Paul Everett from the BGS building stones teams describes their work in helping to conserve the built heritage of the UK.

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Secrets in the Stone, BGS©NERC