BRITPITS coverage.
Scale N/A
Coverage Great Britain
Format Database tables
Price £50 per region (14 regions in total). Subject to licence fee and data preparation fee.
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The BritPits (an abbreviation of British Pits, and the word 'pits' is used here to include both surface quarries and underground mines) database holds information on:

  • name of active mines and quarries
  • geographic location
  • address
  • operator
  • mineral planning authority
  • geology
  • mineral commodities produced
  • end-uses where known

For statistical and other uses, details of mineral handling sites, such as wharfs 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 cue to their importance for planning purposes and potential sources of currently scarce resources such as building stone, as well as 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.


Contact Digital Data for more information.