Minerals and waste

Opencast coal

Through our MineralsUK Centre, we carry out research on a range of topics related to the sustainable development of mineral resources.

Working with partners from academia and industry, our research portfolio includes metallogenesis, resource management and security of supply issues.

Much of our research is underpinned by our internationally respected mineral statistics database and our position as the major UK provider of national spatial and statistical minerals information.

Related research

							mines and contaminated land Abandoned mines and contaminated land

This team investigates the dispersal of toxic heavy metals and metalloids from abandoned metal mines, and contaminated land in general.

Minerals for development 
Minerals for development

This team carries out research on a broad range of minerals-related topics of international importance.

Mineral resource security 
Minerals resources & policy

This team carries out applied research on issues related primarily to the security of supply of UK mineral resources.

Radioactive waste
Radioactive waste

The team carries out multidisciplinary research on a number of topics important to the future safe geological disposal of radioactive waste.


Contact Andrew Bloodworth for more information