Why choose a Stone Mining Search?
A Stone mining search is a desktop risk assessment, typically for conveyance purposes.
It provides an interpretive assessment, based upon records held by Mining Searches UK, as to the considered mining risk from historical mining activity. In addition, information is provided 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
Stone Mining Search is not suitable for the following:
How does a Stone Mining Search work?
The reports are compiled using Mining Searches UK in-house mining archive database collection accumulated over 40 years. It includes various geological, Ordnance Survey, mining plans, charts and Mining Searches UK’s own on-site archive as well as any previous site investigation information carried out.
The risk assessments are interpreted by Mining Searches UK’s 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 search provides an interpretive assessment, based upon records held by Mining Searches UK, 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 three to five working days.