British Geological Survey (BGS)

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Founded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's oldest national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise.

The BGS provides expert services and impartial advice in all areas of geoscience. Our client base is drawn from the public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally.

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/home.html

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Popular Datasets

Economy
World Mineral Statistics Dataset.
British Geological Survey
The British Geological Survey has one of the largest databases in the world on the production and trade of minerals. The dataset contains annual production statistics by mass for more...
 
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Environment
Water Well Archive
British Geological Survey
100,000 paper records of water wells, including details of lithologies, well construction, water levels and yields and water chemistry. Details lodged by drillers under statute. Includes...
 
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Environment
Waste Disposal Site Records
British Geological Survey
Records of some 3500 waste sites in England and Wales identified by BGS as part of a survey carried out on behalf of the Department of the Environment in 1973. Information is included on...
 
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Environment
Borehole Geology Database.
British Geological Survey
The Borehole Geology database holds downhole lithological / lithostratigraphical data (with unit-bound lithological properties where appropriate) for boreholes identified within the...
 
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Economy
Mines And Quarries Database - BritPits.
British Geological Survey
List of mines and quarries in the UK including information about operational status, products, lithostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, pit and operator addresses, minerals planning...
 
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Environment
Groundwater Flooding Susceptibility
British Geological Survey
The groundwater flooding susceptibility data shows the degree to which areas of England, Scotland and Wales are susceptible to groundwater flooding on the basis of geological and...
 
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Mapping
The BGS Collection Of Large Scale Geological Field Maps.
British Geological Survey
Manuscript geological maps produced by the Survey geologists or other recognised geologists on County Series (1:10560) and National Grid (1:10560 & 1:10000) Ordnance Survey base maps...
 
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Mapping
The BGS collection of mine plans.
British Geological Survey
The dataset comprises plans of various types relating to mining activity, including abandonment plans, gathered since the 1800s. Most were collected as part of the BGS mapping programme...
 
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Environment
Aquifer Properties, Database Of Physical Properties Of Aquifers In England And Wales.
British Geological Survey
Data on the physical properties (transmissivity, storage coefficient, porosity and permeability) of aquifers in England and Wales. Compiled by BGS staff from paper records of field and...
 
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Environment
UK Earthquake Seismogram Data.
British Geological Survey
Recordings of earthquakes and other signals (such as quarry blasts, explosions, sonic booms and collapses) made by a network of seismometers and similar sensors across the UK. Recordings...
 
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Environment
Plans Of Abandoned Mines (Other Than Coal): Cumbria.
British Geological Survey
The collection comprises photographic half plate black & white negative and 35mm colour transparency copies of plans of mine workings for haematite, gypsum, limestone, baryte and...
 
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Environment
Arup Review Of Mining Instability In Great Britain
British Geological Survey
The data shows the extent of mining within Great Britain it was captured in 1990 by OVE ARUP on behalf of the Department of Environment as a series of paper maps and no updates have been...
 
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