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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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Gold mining activities (milled ore washing and sluicing) and community drinking water downslope of ASGM activities. © Maureene Auma Ondayo. 
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Linking geochemistry and health in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the Kakamega-Vihiga gold belt, Kenya  

09/01/2024

PhD candidate Maureene Auma Ondayo is investigating major and trace element exposure in the environment in Kenya, aiming to reduce exposure of humans to toxic chemicals.

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Team UK at the International Geography Olympiad. Source: Jo Bayham & Jen Lomas
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The Geography Olympiad: Bandung, Indonesia

22/12/2023

School student Dion Thompson joined Team UK at this year’s International Geology Olympiad in Indonesia. We hear from Dion’s mentor Anna Hicks, before Dion reports on the Olympiad itself.

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Mineral specimen of linarite, Leadhills, Lanarkshire. BGS © UKRI.
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CMIC: critical minerals research review

21/12/2023

Matthew Reeves of Innovate UK provides an overview of the Critical Minerals Strategy, which sets out how the UK will go about securing its supply of critical minerals.

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Charlotte Hopkins working in the National Environmental Isotope Facility (NEIF). BGS © UKRI.
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My role as a stable isotope research assistant 

19/12/2023

Charlotte Hipkiss has recently taken up a new position in the National Environmental Isotope Facility at BGS and gives us a little insight into her new position.

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Thousand-Island Lake in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan. The lake provides the public water supply for Taiwan’s capital city Taipei. © John Bloomfield
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Groundwater in Taiwan under a changing environment

15/12/2023

BGS’s groundwater team is part of a project to develop the first groundwater forecasts for Taiwan.

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Rhys and Catriona with members of the AIG conservation team following setup of the survey equipment on board AIG boat Moray. ©AIG/Lorna.
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In photos: marine surveying a remote volcanic island

14/12/2023

A photo blog by members of the BGS Marine Survey team, who recently completed marine surveys around Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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Nastassja Simenski and Angenita Teekens visiting the National Geological Respository . © Emma Bee
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The art of boreholes: Essex artists visit the BGS to be inspired by our library of geological core

02/11/2023

Two UK-based artists visitors aim to turn art and earth science into a collaborative experience that facilitates discussion on land usage.

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Sand mining. BGS © UKRI
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Good practice for sand mining

24/10/2023

Tom Bide and Clive Mitchell outline how BGS is working on geoscience-led solutions for the global issue of sand mining.

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