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Clay extraction site (Ibstock Quarry) ©Ibstock.

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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.

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World Mineral Production 2016-2020 The latest edition of this long running series is now available.

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Metal smelter, © Corbis

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Mineral Planning Factsheet Brick clay
This publication has now been updated.

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Traditional brick making process (Cradley Brick) ©Forterra.

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United Kingdom Minerals Yearbook 2021
This annual publication is now available to download.

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Industrial sand stockpile at Bent Farm quarry, operated by Sibelco, Congleton. BGS © UKRI.