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Brick Clay - Mineral Planning Factsheet

Mitchell, Clive; Wrighton, Chloe. 2022 Brick Clay - Mineral Planning Factsheet. British Geological Survey, 17pp. (Mineral Planning Factsheet)

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Abstract/Summary

Brick clay is the term used to describe ‘clay, shale, mudstone and other such materials’ used in the manufacture of structural clay products, such as facing and engineering bricks, pavers, clay tiles for roofing and cladding, and vitrified clay pipes. Brick manufacture is by far the largest tonnage use and as such the indicative extraction tonnages and reserve and resource figures presented in this factsheet are based on statistics provided by the brick manufacturing sector. Some clay, shale, and mudstone is used for engineering purposes, such as lining and capping landfill sites, lining canals and ponds and for general construction purposes (fill). This factsheet provides an overview of brick clay supply in the UK. It is one of a series on economically important minerals that are extracted in Britain and is primarily intended to inform the land-use planning process. It is not a statement of planning policy or guidance; nor does it imply Government approval of any existing or potential planning application in the UK administration.

Item Type: Publication - Report (Technical Report)
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey, British Ceramic Confederation
Additional Keywords: Brick clay
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 13 Apr 2022 13:04 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/532490

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