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Evaporation pond, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Photograph taken by E Petavratzi. Copyright © 2020 BGS.

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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 from and why they are important.

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

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Building stone quarry in the Lincolnshire Limestone Formation, BGS©NERC

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World Mineral Production 2014-2018
The latest edition of this long running series is now available.

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Evaporation pond, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Photograph taken by E Petavratzi. Copyright © 2020 BGS.