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Geology and Mining package

FIND offers a host of Geological and Mining data from British Geological Survey and Coal Authority that can be instantly viewed, printed and exported. The British Geological Survey (BGS) is the nation's principal supplier of objective, impartial and up-to-date geological expertise and information for decision making for governmental, commercial and individual users.

Geology maps - large & small scale

Geological maps are useful to a wide range of businesses with interests in planning and development as well as more academic aspects such as the Earth’s geological history, its fossils and its landscape development. All our geological mapping information is sourced from the British Geological Survey (BGS).

  • Faults and rock segments
  • Artificial ground
  • Landslip deposits
  • Superficial deposits
  • Bedrock

Ground stability

The ground stability map layer is derived from geological mapping and is categorised to show areas that are liable to instability and so are potentially hazardous. It is valuable to any organisation that owns or manages property.

  • Collapsible deposits
  • Compressible deposits
  • Running sands
  • Slope instability
  • Soluble rocks
  • Swell and shrink

Borehole index

This layer and data download contains the locations and summary information for all onshore boreholes and water wells held by the British Geological Survey (BGS). When viewed on the FIND Map this includes a link directly to the BGS website bore log details. There are in excess of 1 million records dating back over 200 years ranging from one to several thousand metres in depth.

  • Boreholes
  • Water wells

Areas of potential underground mining

A number of different commodities have been mined across the UK, from precious metals such as gold and silver, to sand stone and gypsum using both surface and underground methods. The voids resulting from past underground mining activity pose a possible hazard. Knowing the likelihood of underground mining will help with initial site assessments.

    Areas of potential coal mining from Coal Authority

    Coal mining has a long and important role in the industrial history of Great Britain, with various mining areas at risk of ground instability today. The information in this layer will help you to assess an area for development. If you are in a mining area, it is advisable to obtain a detailed site report from the Coal Authority.

      Areas of potential brine extraction

      The Cheshire Brine Pumping (Compensation for Subsidence) Act, 1952 set up a single compensation district covering all areas of Cheshire where subsidence resulting from the pumping of brine was thought to be a possibility. This layer shows the extent of the compensation district over the Cheshire area.

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