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User guide for the BRITPITS dataset

Cameron, D.G.. 2011 User guide for the BRITPITS dataset. British Geological Survey, 22pp. (OR/11/007) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The BGS BRITPITS database contains records of mineral workings covering the whole of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The coverage includes both active, inactive and ceased sites and also a range of mineral operations, including mines, quarries, onshore oil and gas fields, together with wharfs and rail depots handling mineral products and industrial processes which produce a mineral product. The coverage of the country is complete as far as active and inactive sites is concerned as this information is updated yearly on behalf of the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) by surveying local authorities and industry sources. Currently (2011) BGS is conducting a systematic survey of former mineral workings using historical Ordnance Survey mapping and BGS field mapping to locate ceased mineral workings.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Minerals and waste
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 06 May 2011 12:53
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/14162

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