Mine Shafts

Landowners and developers need to be fully aware of potential issues with mining, and GRM has a specialist team with extensive experience of coal mining and mining in general.

The catastrophic collapse of a mine shaft can have a serious impact on a developed site. As such un-treated mine shafts have the potential to sterilise large areas of prime development land, thereby reducing viability.

Locating recorded mine shafts is achieved by ground investigation techniques including probe drilling, trial trenching or geophysics. Once located the depth, nature, and integrity of the backfill needs to be determined by probe drilling.

These techniques can also be used to identify wells and deep boreholes (which may be mistaken for mine shafts). These are all often dealt with in a similar manner.

Examples of recent GRM news stories related to mine workings can be found via the following links:

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