Mineral planning news and policy developments covering aggregates, building stone, industrial and energy minerals, development plans, restoration, and research.

UK first for mine accreditation

UK first for mine accreditation

A mine has become the first in the UK to achieve a new business accreditation that aims to draw fresh skills into the industry.

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Landings up at marine wharves

Total volume of aggregates handled at rock wharves across Britain went up last year - despite an overall decline since the start of the century.

Breedon profits soar 50%

Breedon Group saw profits jump 50% in 2016 thanks to last year's takeover of Hope Construction Materials.

Big expansion helps infrastructure

Some of the UK's biggest building projects such as Crossrail 2 are to benefit from a £12m expansion of a deep-water terminal.

Cemex tests insects' DNA

A UK-first nature monitoring scheme analysing the DNA of insects is set to be used across 400 minerals sites.

Neolithic mine to open

A 5,000-year-old pit where neolithic miners used antlers to hack out flint has been opened to the public.