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Mineral Planning Factsheets

A series of Mineral Planning Factsheets are produced by the BGS. Originally commissioned to support the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) research project Industrial Minerals: Issues for Planning, the factsheets cover economically important minerals that are extracted in Britain. They are regularly updated and provide an overview of the supply of a specific mineral. They are primarily intended to inform the land-use planning process but will be of much wider interest.

Factsheets are available on:

Alternative fossil fuels Gypsum
Ball clay Industrial dolomite
Barytes Industrial limestone
Brick clay Kaolin
Building and roofing stone Metals
Calcite Miscellaneous
Cement raw materials Natural hydraulic limes
Coal Onshore oil and gas
Construction aggregates Potash
Fireclay Salt
Fluorspar Silica sand
Fuller's earth Underground storage