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Appendix 1

Materials Mined and Quarried in the South West

Metal ores

  • Iron ore
  • Copper ore
  • Zinc ore
  • Lead ore
  • Tin ore
  • Silver ore
  • Tungsten ore
  • Gold ore
  • Bauxite (aluminium ore)
  • Chromium ore
  • Manganese ore
  • Molybdenum ore

Petroleum and natural gas

  • Crude petroleum
  • Natural gas

Coal, lignite and peat

  • Coal
  • Lignite
  • Peat

Other mining and quarrying

  • Igneous rock
  • Granite and marble
  • Gypsum
  • Slate
  • Common clays and shales
  • Fireclay, clays and shale
  • Kaolin (China clay)
  • Barytes
  • Sulphur
  • Asbestos
  • Strontium minerals
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone/dolomite
  • Chalk
  • Operation of gravel and sand pits
  • China clay waste
  • Ball clay
  • Fullers Earth (bentonite)
  • Potash
  • Salt
  • Natural asphalt
  • Talc

Source: BGS, 2002