Mineral Exploration and Investment Grants Act archive reports
The Mineral Exploration and Investment Grants Act 1972 (MEIGA) provided a stimulus for mineral exploration in the UK. Under the Act, the Government's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) gave grants for mineral exploration for non–ferrous metals, fluorspar, barium minerals and potash. The results of more than 150 projects carried out under this scheme between 1971 and 1984 are available on open file at BGS. Significant new discoveries and developments funded by this programme include the Gairloch copper–zinc–gold, the Parys Mountain copper–lead–zinc and the Hemerdon tungsten–tin deposit. A summary of the investigations carried out is available and the locations of the survey areas can be accessed via the BGS GeoIndex.