|Coverage||Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Format||GIS point data/Database tables|
Full dataset: £50 per region (15 regions in total). Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.
Active, Inactive and Dormant data: £150 for complete GB coverage only. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.
The BritPits (an abbreviation of British Pits, and the word 'pits' is used here to include both surface and underground mineral workings) database holds information on:
For statistical and other uses, details of major mineral handling sites, such as wharfs and rail depots are also held in the database.
Details are available for the sites of both currently active and closed mineral workings.
BGS is engaged in surveying the country for former mineral sites due to their importance for planning purposes and as potential sources of currently scarce resources such as building stone, in addition to hazard checking.
The database, and its associated GIS, will provide a valuable tool for monitoring not only resource depletion, but also the extent that mineral sites have been restored to beneficial aftercare.
Three different versions of BRITPITS are available:
Active, Inactive and Dormant data
Contact Digital Data for more information.