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Rock wall carved by mining equipment
Scientists from the British Geological Survey have proved beyond reasonable doubt that a family group buried at the time Stonehenge was built originated far away and travelled widely before their arrival and subsequent burial at the sacred …


Geophysical model
The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Geological Survey of Finland (Geologian Tutkimuskeskus, GTK) have joined forces to operate a geophysical survey aircraft and develop improved airborne survey techniques to meet the future needs of …


Satellite images are increasingly used
Statement by the British Geological Survey on its response to the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami


BGS gives impartial advice to many overseas agencies and government departments
On 20 February 2004, the Court of Appeal struck out a claim by a Bangladeshi resident in a test case against the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Leigh, Day & Co represented the Claimant in the case. It was alleged that the British …


Geophysical model
BBC News report


Volumetric flasks
As part of a nationwide mapping of chemical elements in the surface environment a study of soil chemistry within and around the City of Sheffield has highlighted our long-term impact on the urban environment. A comprehensive survey undertaken …


Gold grains
'Minerals Information Online' - mineral resource information goes live on the internet An innovative internet Geographical Information System (GIS) to provide quick access for all to information about mineral resources in the English regions is …


Soil Sampling
Hi-tech crime fighting is on the agenda at a major meeting in Nottingham this week.


Photograph of a quarry
A virtual time machine has been developed to help communities discover the restoration potential of their local quarry.


Water overflow due to flooding
The British Geological Survey (BGS) welcomes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: The Physical Science Basis 4th Assessment Report published on 2 February 2007.


BGS gives impartial advice to many overseas agencies and government departments
A British Geological Survey (BGS) project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) addresses the need to alleviate poverty in Afghanistan by encouraging inward investment, commercial and infrastructure development and …


Digital Geological map
Between 12 and 16 March 2007 at the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, England, the British Geological Survey will host a kick-off event for perhaps the largest, most extensive and ambitious mapping project ever contemplated known as OneGeology. …


To mark National Science and Engineering Week, the BGS ran a 'Fossil & Rock Show' at its headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. Nearly a thousand children and their teachers from primary schools in the East Midlands learned to pan for gold, …


Dover Straits Earthquake 28 April 2007 07:18 UTC (08:18 BST)


Geophysical model
Results of a detailed analysis of all available seismic data from Saturday's (28 April) earthquake by the British Geological Survey


Scottish Highland road
Did you know that 400 million years ago the North West Highlands of Scotland were formed when two tectonic plates collided? The collision literally 'thrust' packages of rocks over one another, like shuffling a pack of cards, to build a mountain …


BGS 3D cutaway
Earthquakes provide a source of fascination for all students. Get them hooked with interactive lessons that are practical and fun and this may nurture a future generation of earth scientists.


School children enjoying an Open Day at BGS
Laidback lectures, games, guided tours, and exhibitions form the bedrock to a celebration of earth science in Devon this weekend.


BGS gives impartial advice to many overseas agencies and government departments
The British Geological Survey, part of the Natural Environment Research Council, was sorry to learn of the death of a Malagasy student, who was employed by local sub-contractors to work with the BGS geological mapping team in a remote part of …


Mining equipment
Sixth Form students from across the East Midlands will put themselves between a rock and a hard place when they participate in a public inquiry to decide whether or not permission should be given for a new quarry.


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