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Mining revival

By Paul Lusty

Abstract

In relation to its size the United Kingdom (UK) is remarkably well-endowed with mineral resources as a result of its complex geological history. Their extraction and use have played an important role in the development of the UK economy over many years and minerals are currently worked at some 2100 mine and quarry sites. Production is now largely confined to construction minerals, primarily aggregates, energy minerals and industrial minerals including salt, potash, kaolin and fluorspar, although renewed interest in metals is an important development in recent years

Topics: Earth Sciences
Publisher: Aspermont UK
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:12586

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