Mining Searches

Described by professional clients as the ‘gold-standard’ Mining Search, our reports are essential for conveyancing and new developments in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.


Find out if your property needs a Mining Search.

Just enter the postcode and MineScanner does the rest.

Contaminated Land Assessments

Do you need a soil contamination study for a new development?

We can help fulfil your Planning Conditions for all phases of land contamination assessment.

Ground Report

All ground stability issues covered from mining to natural ground perils in this cutting edge report from Cornwall Consultants and Terrafirma.

Mundic Tests

We provide the fastest service available without any of the hassle.

“…big thanks for the prompt attention and turn around of the samples into the finished report. Both of your team at my property were very efficient and nice to deal with. I would recommend Cornwall Consultants in the future!”

Subsidence Help

Hole in the garden? – Our team of experienced investigators will look in to it!

Call now for free phone assistance: 01209 313511

“Chris [Senior Mining Geologist] acted very quickly…delighted with the efficient service” 

1. Do I need a mining search?

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Find out if a Metalliferous or Bath Stone Mining Search is required in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset or West Wiltshire. Click the icon to enter a postcode.

2. Order A Mining Search

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It’s easier than ever to order and pay for your mining search online through Cornwall Consultants – just click on the icon to the left to order and our experts will start preparing your report.

Mining Searches

For many centuries Mining was a widespread industry in the southwest that has left a legacy of hidden shafts and workings that present a risk of subsidence.

Our Mining Searches assess this risk and are prepared by an experienced team using our extensive mining archive.

Contamination Studies

Heavy metals within soils of Cornwall & Devon can be naturally elevated or concentrated by past mining. The multi-phase assessment of this risk is a standard Condition of Planning Permission for new development and is often required during conveyancing.

Mundic Testing

“Mundic” is a term that refers to sub-standard concrete where reactive aggregates have been used in construction in the South West (used in the construction of buildings prior to 1950). A Mundic Test is a requirement of the Council of Mortgage Lenders as part of property conveyancing.

Mining Investigations

A supervised ground investigation is necessary when a mining risk requires further assessment.

This is designed to appraise the nature of the hazard in detail, whilst addressing the specifics of the property and needs of the client.

Latest News

We are moving!

We are moving!

Cornwall Consultants Ltd is delighted to be moving the business to Tolvaddon Energy Park, Camborne. After nearly 20 years operating from the historic Parc Vean House in Redruth, Cornwall Consultants Ltd is relocating to a greener modern office suite.

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New Mining Searches Get Seal Of Approval

New Mining Searches Get Seal Of Approval

Our best ever Mining Searches just got better with the addition of CoPSO membership and compliance with the SearchCode. Our popular user-friendly format has had a valuable update this year to satisfy the latest amendments to the Conveyancers Handbook and the...

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What a great year!

What a great year!

New staff; new ideas; new products; new collaborations and new clients. 2018 has been a big year for Cornwall Consultants! This year we have invested in our future with the addition of dedicated development staff, several new geologists and new admin personnel. We've...

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