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Over 600 mineral exploration project reports now available through the UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre

17/05/2024

All 662 reports from the Mineral Exploration and Investigation Grants Act programme are now available on the Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre website.

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Hydrological parameterisation (left) and simulated groundwater heads (right). BGS © UKRI.
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First national scale groundwater model in Great Britain released

14/05/2024

BGS has released a new model that provides a unique tool for simulating groundwater resources at a national scale, covering England, Scotland and Wales.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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The aurora over Haddington, Scotland. Credit: Migle Petruskeviciute
BGS blogs

A-roaring display

16/05/2024

The dazzling and colourful aurora borealis, or northern lights, observed by many across the UK last weekend was one of the most extreme and long-lasting geomagnetic storms recorded in the last 155 years.

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The aurora over Haddington, Scotland. Credit: Migle Petruskeviciute
BGS blogs
A-roaring display

16/05/2024

The dazzling and colourful aurora borealis, or northern lights, observed by many across the UK last weekend was one of the most extreme and long-lasting geomagnetic storms recorded in the last 155 years.

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Scott's Monument, west elevation. © BGS/UKRI
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Building stones spotlight: the Sir Walter Scott Memorial 25 years after its conservation

29/04/2024

BGS geologist, Luis Albornoz-Parra, discusses the iconic Edinburgh monument, the building stones used in its construction and the result (so far) of its conservation efforts.

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Rebecca Mumpansha, a GSD librarian, with the sales stock of geological maps. © Rachel Talbot. 
BGS blogs
Unlocking key mineral archives at the Zambian Geological Survey Department 

23/02/2024

Rachel Talbot recounts a recent visit by BGS Records staff to the Zambian Geological Survey Department, to assist in critical mineral data management.

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Aurora borealis in northern Norway. © Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash.
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Will 2024 be the Year of the Aurora? 

23/02/2024

The Sun’s approximate eleven-year activity cycle is predicted to peak this year, prompting BGS scientists to anticipate that 2024 will be the ‘Year of the Aurora’.

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Hungry like a wolf: new insights from old bones housed in the BGS museum collections

18/01/2024

BGS scientists are studying the diets of ancient British wolves and how they adapted to changing environments.

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The Lewes Nodular Chalk Formation contributes to the chemistry of overlying soils in Culver Down on the Isle of Wight. BGS © UKRI.
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How BGS is helping the farming sector of Great Britain 

17/01/2024

New legislation concerning soil management and technology in modern farming has led to an increase in enquiries about BGS’s Soil Parent Material Model.

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The Codleteth Burn catchment with its outlet fan system and recent debris flow deposits near Talla Linfoots. BGS © UKRI.
BGS blogs
Moving stones: faults, slopes and sediments

12/01/2024

Fractured rock along faults affects sediment movement on slopes with implications for the design of infrastructure.

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Chris Bengt, PhD Student, in Stable Isotope Lab, Keyworth. BGS © UKRI.
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Understanding nutrients in tropical rainforests 

11/01/2024

Christopher Bengt talks about carrying out research for his PhD amongst the rainforests and volcanoes of the Philippines.

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