Mining and Underground Development Consultation
Geotechnology assists clients with mining and underground development consultation and inspection services.
These services identify, rectify, and/or mitigate issues involving developed and undeveloped mines, tunnels, caves, and karst, and also assist with new development opportunities within and above mined areas.
With proper design and construction, Geotechnology can help provide consultation services for existing mines, both developed and un-developed, repurpose obsolete mines, karst and other underground areas for private or public use. Through these efforts, Geotechnology can contribute to sustainable projects that could include surface and subsurface development, new resource exploration, renewable energy, farming or other commercial and recreational activities.
Geotechnology’s mining and underground development consultation services utilize state-of-the-art equipment such as insert other geophysical and drilling services borehole cameras to determine if there are anomalies, and dilatometers for stress and stability testing. Geotechnology owns its own equipment and testing laboratories, so projects can progress efficiently with lower costs.
Caves, man-made tunnels and mines have unique qualities and pose unique challenges. There are many regions in the U.S. where mines and shafts exist but are not mapped. Likewise, much of the country is affected by karst, where erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, caverns and underground streams. To avoid instability issues, geological and geotechnical conditions should be explored.
By combining innovation and skill, Geotechnology can provide cost-effective solutions for developers, government agencies, public and private industrial institutions, architectural and engineering firms and construction companies who seek safe, economical, and environmentally sound underground construction services.
MINING AND UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTATION SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE: