Minerals and Waste

MineralsUK website

Delivered through our MineralsUK website, we carry out research on a range of topics related to the sustainable development of mineral resources.

Working with partners from academia and industry, our research portfolio includes metallogenesis, resource management and security of supply issues.

Much of our research is underpinned by our internationally respected mineral statistics database and our position as the major UK provider of national spatial and statistical minerals information.

Related research

Building stones Building stones
Providing specialist information and advice on building stones, quarries and building conservation to clients in all parts of the UK.
Fluid Processes Laboratory Fluid Processes Laboratory

State-of-the-art facilities to better understand complex fluid processes — biological, chemical and physical.

Geoscience and Society Geoscience and Society

Developing and delivering collaborative interdisciplinary research, bridging the gap between geoscience and social science.

Mineral resource security
Minerals resources & policy

This team carries out applied research on issues related primarily to the security of supply of UK mineral resources.

Minerals for development Ore deposits and commodities

This team carries out research on metallic mineral deposit formation and compiles and analyses global mineral production statistics.

Radioactive waste Radioactive waste

The team carries out multidisciplinary research on a number of topics important to the future safe geological disposal of radioactive waste.


Visit the MineralsUK website for more information or contact Andrew Bloodworth