South-west England rare earth element stream sediments

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Partial Great Britain coverage: south-west England
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ESRI grid data (500 m cell size). Printable maps in pdf format. Database tables for survey points.

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Survey point data available under licence on request.

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Rare earth elements (REE) are naturally occurring chemical elements that are found in a wide range of geological environments. They are a group of chemically similar, metallic elements that are of increasing interest because they have a variety of applications:

  • a diverse range of consumer electronics (including mobile phones)
  • environmental technologies (including batteries and wind turbines)
  • industrial applications

The dataset consists of a series of interpolated raster (ASCII) grids and maps displaying the distributions of the REEs in stream sediments in south-west England.

SW England REE stream sediment sample. BGS © UKRI – Contains OS data © Crown copyright 2020.
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South-west England REE stream sediment sample. BGS © UKRI — Contains OS data © Crown copyright 2020.

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South-west England REE interpolated maps and grids with a supporting user guide are available to download.

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