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County Antrim and Belfast : mineral resource map of Northern Ireland

Lusty, P.A.; Mankelow, J.M.; Cooper, M.R.; Cameron, D.G.; Pitfield, P.E.J.; Shaw, R.A.; Linley, K.A.. 2012 County Antrim and Belfast : mineral resource map of Northern Ireland. OR/12/017. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey.

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Mineral Resources Map of Northern Ireland - A key aspect of sustainable development is the conservation and safeguarding of non-renewable resources, such as minerals. There is a need to ensure that these resources are not needlessly sterilised by other development thus reducing access to supplies for future generations. The purpose of the maps in this series, therefore, is to show the broad distribution of those mineral resources which may be of current or potential economic interest. The maps are intended to assist strategic decision making in respect of mineral extraction and the protection of important mineral resources against sterilisation. They bring together a wide range of information, much of which is scattered and not always available in a convenient form. The maps have been produced by the collation and interpretation of mineral resource data principally held by the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland. The British Geological Survey and counterpart, The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, have produced the maps via a commission from the Department of the Environment. This map, along with one for each of the five other counties (including county boroughs), was completed in 2012 and a series of six digitally generated maps at a scale of 1:100 000 are available. The mineral resource data depicted on these maps are also available in a digital format for use within a Geographical Information System (GIS).

Item Type: Publication - Map
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Minerals and waste
Scale: 1:100 000
Geographical Extent: Northern Ireland
Projection: Transverse Mercator
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 15 Aug 2012 15:07
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/18984

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