Did you know?
Last year more than 4 million tonnes of aggregate minerals were used in Devon, including nearly 1 million tonnes of recycled and secondary aggregates that's about 3.6 tonnes for each one of us!

There is a wealth of information about why minerals are so important to our everyday lives and how they are extracted.

Here are some links to whet your appetite!

Why Minerals Matter

Minerals in our Lives

Want to find out more?
The Somerset Earth Science Centre offers a range of educational courses for school and students of all ages, including visits to working and restored quarries- see

Earth Science Centre