Mining hazard (not including coal) 1 km hex grid

BGS Datasets

Key information

Scale:
1 km hex grid (approx. 1:1 000 000)
Coverage:
Great Britain
Availability:
Free
Format:
GIS polygon data (ESRI)
Price:

Free for commercial, research and public use under the Open Government Licence. Please acknowledge the material

Uses:
Regional-level to national-level use

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The BGS mining hazard (not including coal) 1 km hex grid dataset provides a generalised overview of the likelihood for mining to have occurred. It provides a national-scale summary of the presence of mining and an indication of the level of hazard associated with old workings.

The data has been generalised into a vector map of interlocking hexagon cells, side length 1 km, area approximately 2.6 km2.

There are four classes included within the data:

  • low: localised, small-scale mining may have occurred in the area
  • moderate: small-scale, underground mining may have occurred in the area
  • significant: underground mining is known or considered likely to have occurred in the area
  • NA: no record of activity

The data has been generalised from the BGS mining hazard (not including coal) dataset. This additional, detailed dataset is also available to licence and provides further detail as well as information on the type of commodity extracted, mine names and any additional details where available, at a scale of 1:50 000.

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