Minerals Programme Publications

Minerals Programme Publications

This series comprises publications of the DTI-funded Minerals Programme which commenced in 1998.

It covers a wide range of topics, including an exploration guide to Britain, assessments of the mineral potential of various districts and publications derived from the World Mineral Statistics database.

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7 Mineral Resources Information in Support of National, Regional and Local Planning: Humberside [Report and Map Pack]

Full title: Mineral Resources Information in Support of National, Regional and Local Planning: Humberside (comp. E. Riding of Yorkshire, N. & N.E. Lincolnshire, and the City of Kingston upon Hull). [Report and Map Pack]

Author Harrison, D.J. Format Report and Map Pack
ISBN XCR/04/227N Scale 1:100 000
Year Published 2004  


8 Mineral Resources Information in Support of National, Regional and Local Planning: Leicestershire and Rutland

Full title: Mineral Resources Information in Support of National, Regional and Local Planning: Leicestershire and Rutland (comprising City of Leicester, Leicestershire and rutland. BGS Commissioned Report CR/02/24N. Comprises a 15 page report and 1:100 000 scale Mineral Resource map.

Author Harrison, D.J. & others Collation 15pp, map
Year Published 2001  


9 Mineral Resources Information in Support of National, Regional and Local Planning: Somerset [Report]

Full title: Mineral Resources Information in Support of National, Regional and Local Planning: Leicestershire and Rutland (comprising City of Leicester, Leicestershire and rutland. BGS Commissioned Report CR/04/214N [Report]

Format Report Year Published 2005


10 Mineral Resources of East Dorset. BGS Commissioned Report CR/01/138N (for DTLR)

The Wareham Basin of East Dorset contains internationally important but scarce deposits of ball clay — a clay used in the manufacture of high quality ceramics — together with important sand and gravel resources. The Wareham Basin is also subject to very extensive landscape, and international and national nature conservation designations. The constraints on mineral extraction are, therefore, very severe and it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify acceptable sites for future mineral working. …more…

Author Bristow C R, Highley D E, Barton C M, Cowley J F ISBN 0852724101
Year Published 2002  





14 Summary of information on coal for land-use planning purposes

The UK has had a long history of coal production. Although the importance of coal as an energy source has declined, it continues to provide around 17% of the nation's primary energy consumption and about one-third of its electricity. …more…

Author Chapman, G et al ISBN 6000001037
Year Published 2006  


15 Sustainable development issues for mineral extraction; the Wareham Basin of East Dorset. BGS Commissioned Report CR/01/137N (for DTLR)

The Wareham Basin of East Dorset contains internationally important but scarce deposits of ball clay — a clay used in the manufacture of high quality ceramics — together with important sand and gravel resources. The Wareham Basin is also subject to very extensive landscape, and international and national nature conservation designations. The constraints on mineral extraction are, therefore, very severe and it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify acceptable sites for future mineral working. …more…

Author Highley D E, Bristow C R, Coley J F, Webb N R ISBN 0852723970
Year Published 2002  


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