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Online Training: Legacy coal mining: Ground models and mining effects - Day 2

21 June 2022
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Legacy coal mining: Ground models and mining effectsDay 2

This course is intended as an introduction to the assessment and treatment of historical Coal Workings in the UK for early career professionals and refresher course for working professionals.

Coal mining has altered the landscape and stability of the ground beneath us.  Since 1872 records of abandoned mine workings have been required but they can be incomplete and mining may have taken place before this date. The Coal Measures are a complex sequence of sediments disturbed by faulting and folding.  When investigating sites for development or infrastructure the potential for coal workings being present requires a geologist with knowledge of how coal measures were formed, their sequences and structure, an ability to interpret three dimensional geology and when historical workings have been undertaken, an understanding of mining techniques and practices is also required.    

Learning Objectives

  • Coal Measures stratigraphy, structure and relevant geological principles,
  • Sources of data and records for an effective literature search
  • Techniques used for working coal to understand legacy workings
  • Techniques and examples of site investigation design to establish ground stability
  • Techniques and approaches to the treatment of mine shafts, audits and workings to deliver a stable site.


Andrew Moore - Technical Director at Tetra Tech

Scott O'Neill  - Ground Engineering Rail Sector Lead at AECOM

Further speakers to be announced shortly.


Modules are each 3.5 hour sessions, including a 15 minute break and 15 minute Question & Answer session with speakers at the end.

Day two:

3. Investigation Design and Techniques
4. Coal Workings Treatment

Timings to be announced shortly.


Fellows  £220.00 
Non-Fellows  £265.00 
Students £20.00 


Delegates can either register for the full two-day course at a discounted rate, or can select to attend either Day One or Day Two individually.

If you require an invoice to register for this course, please email

Registration will close 24 hours before the event takes place.

We can offer bespoke discounts on group registrations of 5 or more. Please email to enquire.


This event will be held virtually.

Delegates will receive joining instructions the day before it takes places.


Please email with any enquiries.

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