BRITPITS

BRITPITS coverage.

BRITPITS regions. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right [2014]

Scale N/A
Coverage Great Britain
Format GIS point data/Database tables
Price

Full dataset: £50 per region (14 regions in total). Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.

Active, Inactive and Dormant data: £150 for complete GB coverage only. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.

Index data: This is a free dataset available as a WMS layer http://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoindex/wms.htm, or via the onshore GeoIndex on our website http://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoindex/

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The BritPits (an abbreviation of British Pits, and the word 'pits' is used here to include both surface and underground mineral workings) database holds information on:

  • names of mines, quarries, oil wells, gas wells, ash and desulphogypsum plants
  • geographic location
  • address
  • operator
  • mineral planning authority
  • geology
  • mineral commodities produced
  • end-uses where known

For statistical and other uses, details of major mineral handling sites, such as wharfs and rail depots are also held in the database.

Details are available for the sites of both currently active and closed mineral workings.

BGS is engaged in surveying the country for former mineral sites due to their importance for planning purposes and as potential sources of currently scarce resources such as building stone, in addition to hazard checking.

The database, and its associated GIS, will provide a valuable tool for monitoring not only resource depletion, but also the extent that mineral sites have been restored to beneficial aftercare.

Three different versions of BRITPITS are available:

Full dataset

  • Includes all entries in the BRITPITS database including historic sites. Over 180,000 total entries.
  • Dataset divided into 14 Economic Planning Regions (see map)
  • Data supplied as Excel file and/or GIS point layer

Active, Inactive and Dormant data

  • Includes only the active, inactive and Dormant mines/quarries. Approx 3,300+ entries
  • Dataset licensed as complete GB coverage
  • Data supplied as Excel file and/or GIS point layer

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