Tuesday 27 August 2013

Onshore mineral resource maps

Onshore mineral resource maps

This site is a really useful resource,showing all the data on the ‘county maps’ merged to produce an online Minerals Information GIS for each English region

The British Geological Survey was commissioned by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now DCLG), through the research project Mineral Resource information in Support of National, Regional and Local Planning, to prepare a series of ‘county’ mineral resource maps. This work was completed in early 2006 and a series of digitally generated maps at a scale of 1:100 000 are available. These maps cover 44 administrative areas or groups of administrative areas, giving information for the whole of England and parts of South Wales.
Four major elements of information are presented on the summary maps:
  • the geological distribution of all onshore mineral resources the location of mineral extraction sites
  • the extent of mineral planning permissions and licences for coal extraction
  • the extent of selected landscape and nature–conservation designations (National Parks, AONBs, SSSIs, NNRs and scheduled monuments).

This is an extract from the ( much larger) map for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, showing oil wells and coalfields.

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