Coal Authority Geophysical Borehole Logs

Coal Authority Geophysical Borehole Logs coverage
Scale N/A
Coverage Various areas in the UK
Format Various tape formats including LAS
Price £45 – £55 per tape. Subject to licence fee and data preparation fee.
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The map shows the location and names of boreholes with digital geophysical logs acquired by the former National Coal Board and British Coal during their exploration for coal in the United Kingdom.

Following privatisation of the UK coal industry, ownership of UK coal exploration data was transferred to the Coal Authority (CA), who appointed the British Geological Survey as custodian of this important national geological data archive. In general, these data are publicly available, however access to data within active mining licences requires the consent of the mining licensee.

The CA data archive includes digital data for some of the geophysical borehole logging. These are mainly in the form of original field tapes but some data have been transcribed onto more modern media during BGS projects.

The BGS can provide information on data availability for named boreholes or within specified geographic areas, together with cost estimates and options for supplying copies.


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