BGS Petrological Collection Database (Britrocks)

Published by British Geological Survey.   Licensed under “Either: (i) the dataset is made freely available, e.g. via the Internet, for a restricted category of use (e.g. educational use only); or (ii) the dataset has not been formally approved by BGS for access and use by external clients under licence, but its use may be permitted under alternative formal arrangements; or (iii) the dataset contains 3rd party data or information obtained by BGS under terms and conditions that must be consulted in order to determine the permitted usage of the dataset. Refer to the BGS staff member responsible for the creation of the dataset if further advice is required. He / she should be familiar with the composition of the dataset, particularly with regard to 3rd party IPR contained in it, and any resultant use restrictions. This staff member should revert to the IPR Section (ipr@bgs.ac.uk) for advice, should the position not be clear.”.
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Score updated: 05/09/2014

Responsible Party: British Geological Survey (distributor, pointOfContact, custodian)

Environment

The Britrocks database provides an index to the BGS mineralogical & petrological collection. The computer database covers samples in the UK onshore mapping collection together with world wide reference minerals and the Museum Reserve collection. Currently circa 200k out of circa 300k samples are recorded in the computer database. A collection audit is ongoing, so availability of any particular sample is not guaranteed. The first England and Wales collection sample is from circa 1877, Threshthwaite Comb, Cumbria (collected by the Reverend Clifton Ward). The addition of new samples, transfer of records from registers and updates of existing records is ongoing on a regular basis. Internet access to the database is provided on the BGS web site.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 90.0000° to -90.000°
Longitude: -180.00° to 180.000°

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Additional Information

Added to data.gov.uk 03/06/2011
Temporal coverage 1877
Harvest URL http://metadata.bgs.ac.uk/geonetwork/srv/en/csw?
Harvest Date 24/06/2014 09:00
Harvest GUID 9df8df51-6320-37a8-e044-0003ba9b0d98
Extent Latitude: 90.0000° to -90.0000°
Longitude: -180.0000° to 180.0000°
Spatial reference system urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700
Metadata date 23/6/2014
Dataset reference date 1986 (creation)
Frequency of update irregular
Responsible party British Geological Survey (distributor, pointOfContact, custodian)
Access constraints otherRestrictions
Metadata language English
Gemini2 resource type dataset
Date added computed No value
Date updated computed No value
Coupled Services (none)
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