Provides information on active mines and quarries in Britain including those in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Information presented includes, name, location, ownership, Mineral Planning Authority (MPA) and basic geology. Completing a full circle from the 1850's when lists of mines were published in the Geological Survey's Hunt's Mineral Statistics, through the transfer of responsibility to the Mines Department of the Home Office in 1881. Lists were produced by the Mines Inspectorate and up to 1985 by the Health and Safety Executive. After c. 102 years, the Survey resumed publication of lists of mines and quarries!