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Welcome to MineralsUK

MineralsUK is the British Geological Survey's Centre for Sustainable Mineral Development. This website has a wealth of information on mineral resources, mineral planning, policy and legislation, sustainable development, statistics and exploration.

Minerals & you

Economic minerals – here you will find out what they are, where they come form and why they are important.

//Digital maps

A web–based Geographical Information System (GIS) has been produced to provide access to a range of Minerals Information Online.

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Digital maps

//What's new

World Mineral Production 2008-2012 Centenary Edition
With the publication of data for 2012, this series now has 100 years of data.

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World Mineral Production 2008-2012 Centenary Edition, BGS©NERC


Planet Earth | Mapping marine sand and gravel
Recent article in Planet Earth on the new marine sand and gravel maps produced by the BGS.

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City of Westminster aggregates dredger, BGS©NERC