NGDC | Forms and guides

General information

BGS is a recognised place of deposit under the Public Records Act 1958.

The BGS welcomes your donations from anywhere in Great Britain. The NGDC can receive information in various formats, including analogue, digital and material collections. For further information, download a Guide to the Collection of Geoscientific Records 300 KB pdf.

Depositing data with the National Geological Records Centre Discover the benefits! 800 KB pdf

Intention to drill information

  • Notify BGS 30 KB pdf form for completion by all those drilling boreholes covered by statute or for those wishing to donate information on a voluntary basis
  • Mining Act 30 KB pdf guide to the Mining Industry Act of 1926, which covers all boreholes drilled for minerals reaching a depth of more than 30 metres
  • Water Act 30 KB pdf guide to the Water Resources Act 1991, which covers all drilling related to water over 15 metres