Mineral resources

BGS Datasets

Key information

1:50 000
England, Wales, central belt of Scotland
GIS polygon data. (ESRI, MapInfo, others available by request)

£0.13 per km2. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.

Local-level to Region-level use

Get Data

Free access

Our free data is available under the Open Government Licence. Please acknowledge reproduced BGS materials.

Sample dataGeoIndex
Supporting documents

This dataset contains the geological distribution of all onshore mineral resources.

Minerals are essential for the development of a modern economy, but their extraction is subject to environmental and other constraints. Bringing together minerals, environmental and other land-use information in an integrated system allows more effective and sustainable management strategies to be developed.

Download BGS mineral resources sample maps

Thank you for your interest in our digital data. BGS is constantly reviewing and developing our suite of data products and we value feedback from users to ensure that we are meeting their needs. Understanding how our data is being used also helps us to tailor future development plans and verify that we are providing data in the correct formats.

Before you download the data, we would really appreciate some feedback on how you plan to use BGS Mineral Resources data. The information provided through this form is anonymous and will only be used by BGS and our partners to improve our products and services. It will be held securely and will not be used to identify any individual. For details on how we use your information, please view our privacy notice.

What sector do you work in?(Required)

You may also be interested in

BGS Geology 250k sample


We have a wide range of licensed geoscience data. The datasets range from the geological data family (BGS Geology) to offshore data, ground stability datasets and 3D models.

Show more
White crystals on a black background

UK and world mineral statistics datasets

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has one of the largest databases in the world on the production and trade of minerals.

Show more

Was this page helpful?

  • How can we make this section better?*

  • Please select a reason*

  • How can we make this section better?*