WHY CHOOSE A STONE MINING SEARCH?
The Groundsure Stone Mining Search is a desktop report which provides an interpretive assessment, as to the considered risks from historical mining activity. It provides information as to whether current or potential future mining will take place which may affect the stability of the property.
WHO DOES A STONE MINING SEARCH HELP?
Stone Mining Search is suitable for the following:
- Existing properties
- Development sites
HOW DOES A STONE MINING SEARCH WORK?
The reports are compiled using Groundsure’s in-house mining archive database collection accumulated over 40 years. It includes various geological, Ordnance Survey, mining plans, charts as well as any previous site investigation information carried out.
The risk assessments are interpreted by a team of experienced specialists.
Clear and concise information is provided and is backed by £10 million Professional Indemnity Insurance.
The report includes a written section accompanied by a plan extract confirming the property location and showing any relevant mining features.
WHAT DOES A STONE MINING SEARCH REVEAL?
The Stone Mining Search provides an interpretive assessment, based upon records held by Groundsure as to the considered mining risk from historical mining activity associated with the extraction of ash, ball clay, barite, bath stone, calcite, celestite, chalk, chert, china clay, clay, coprolite, diatomite, dolerite, dolomite, fireclay, flagstone, flint, fluorspar, Fullers Earth, ganister, hornstone, igneous and metamorphic rock, limestone, marble, marl, mica, sandstone, sand and/or gravel, serpentine, silica rock and/or sand, slate, sulphur, tufa, whetstone and witherite along with any current or potential future mining.
If mine workings are identified, recommendations to mitigate the risk are provided.
This report is available in 2-3 working days.