Snailbeach Mine, Day Level Survey for Shropshire Mining Trust
14 Mar 2017

Advantage Geomatics recently collaborated with Phoenix Survey and Safety Equipment to conduct a 3D survey utilising a variety of Topcon equipment for the Shropshire Mines Trust at the Snailbeach Mine, in south Shropshire.

The scope of the survey was to scan around the head gear at the main visitors centre, along the Day Level adit to the pumping shaft and around the engine house at the top of the shaft.  We would be using Topcon Hiper SR GNSS to link the survey into the OS National Grid, a Topcon GPT 9005 total station to traverse in the control and a Topcon GLS2000 scan to carry out the scanning.

Over the period of two days Matt Ingram of Phoenix Survey and Safety kindly donated his time and the GLS2000 which were both put to work, in some rather testing conditions at times, as Richard from Advantage Geomatics installed the control points from which the scans were conducted.

As this report is written we are working on the deliverables for the mine to use as a visualisation on their website, there will be more to follow on this soon.

Figure 1 Topcon GLS2000 scanning at the engine house

Figure 1 Topcon GLS2000 scanning at the engine house

Figure 2 Matt Ingram at the bottom of the shaft with the Topcon GLS2000

Figure 2 Matt Ingram at the bottom of the shaft with the Topcon GLS2000

Figure 3 Topcon GLS2000 at work in the adit

Figure 3 Topcon GLS2000 at work in the adit

Figure 4 Matt Ingram setting up Topcon GLS2000

Figure 4 Matt Ingram setting up Topcon GLS2000

Figure 5 Topcon GPT9005 running through a round of angles

Figure 5 Topcon GPT9005 running through a round of angles

Figure 6 Topcon GPT9005 at entrance to the Day Level, Snailbeach Mine

Figure 6 Topcon GPT9005 at entrance to the Day Level, Snailbeach Mine