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World mineral statistics archive

A selection of world mineral statistics publications. BGS (c) UKRI.

BGS and its predecessor organisations have compiled production and trade statistics on a wide range of mineral commodities since 1913. Information from 1992 onwards is contained in one of the largest and most comprehensive databases in the world; however, the older data has historically been available only on paper. To make this archive of important data more accessible to a wider audience, we have scanned the legacy publications and made them available to download as PDFs.

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Mineral Statistics of the British Empire and Foreign Countries 1910s

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