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Mineral planning factsheets

BGS has produced a series of mineral planning factsheets. Originally commissioned to support the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's (now the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities) research project Industrial minerals: issues for planning report, 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.

Material Date published Material Date published
Alternative fossil fuels October 2011 Fuller's Earth January 2006
Ball clay June 2011 Gypsum January 2006
Barytes January 2006 Kaolin September 2009
Brick clay April 2022 Limestone January 2006
Building and roofing stone March 2007 Metals October 2015
Calcite August 2004 Miscellaneous 2005
Cement May 2014 Natural hydraulic limes March 2005
Coal June 2021 Onshore oil and gas April 2011
Construction aggregates June 2019 Potash April 2011
Dolomite January 2006 Salt January 2006
Fireclay October 2006 Silica sand January 2020
Fluorspar March 2010 Underground storage February 2008