Claytech 2015: UK borehole drillers need to follow “statutory obligations”

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Friday, 20 November 2015

The UK is home to a variety of industrial minerals including ball clay, gypsum, potash and limestone. At this year’s Claytech Conference in Stafford, one industry specialist said that many explorers were ignorant of the rules surrounding the drilling of boreholes and urged them to educate themselves about the statutory requirements.

UK mineral explorers are failing to meet statutory obligations when drilling for boreholes at mineral deposits in the country, a leading industry expert told delegates at this year’s Claytech Conference in Stafford, UK, this week.

Speaking at the conference, British Gypsum’s minerals and estates manager, Jeremy Elvins, said that "many...

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