The object of this book, as stated in the Foreword, is to summarize the geology, the perceived mineral potential, the mineral exploration techniques commonly used, and the legal framework and planning regulations that apply to mineral development in Britain. It appears to be intended as a preliminary source of information about Britain’s mineral prospects for companies planning further exploration.

A short review of the geology and structure of Britain is followed by an account of the mineral exploration and discoveries since 1965. The locations of prospects and their current status (in production, under development, inactive or closed) are given on...

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