Land and Minerals Consulting Limited

Serving our industry since 2004










Public Sector


Quarrying Sector

Our services provide a "from the cradle to the grave" approach  to the quarrying industry i.e. we can assist with all stages of your operations from site investigation, planning, design, extraction and site rehabilitation.

  • UAV Surveys

    We operate two Geo-Copter UAVs which we use to acquire photographs and videos.  We then process this imagery using a range of sophisticated, specialist software to produce orthorectified aerial photographs, 3D flyovers, ground models (DTMs), stock volumes and other outputs.  We are experts in the geotechnical applications of UAVs and regularly use our systems to compliment our other services.

  • Site Investigation Techniques

    QuarryDesign  have supervised exploration drilling using a wide variety of drilling  techniques to investigate potential aggregate deposits.

  • Laser Scanning (LiDAR)

    QuarryDesign has invested in a long-range high definition laser (LiDAR) scanner from Optech and has additionally purchased bespoke point cloud discontinuity analysis software to enable these data to be safely collected and interpreted.

  • Geotechnical Assessments

    We have extensive experience of conducting geotechnical assessments and have developed considerable expertise in the collection, processing and analysis of high-quality field data and in the reporting of the geotechnical information that we obtain.  By combining conventional methods of data acquisition with our state-of-the-art remote techniques (UAV and LiDAR) we are able to provide an enhanced service to our customers.

  • Quarry Designs

    Based upon the design criteria coming out of the geotechnical assessments, a detailed quarry development plan is created using the surveying and modelling software LSS.
  • 3D Visualisations

    We create 3D visualisations of buildings, quarries, open-pit mines, coastlines, topography, regional geology and many other types of project.

  • Mineral Quality Assessment

    QuarryDesign's experience enables us to arrange the physical or chemical testing of samples to assess the aggregate's quality.

  • Mineral Reserves Reporting

  • Bespoke Software Development

    By providing unique software that has been specifically written to meet your exact requirements our specialists can work with you to improve your workflow and extract valuable information from your data.

  • Geophysical Surveys

    We use electrical conductivity (EM), electrical resistivity and Ground Penetrating Radar geophysical techniques for site investigations.

  • Slope Monitoring

  • Rockfall Analysis

    We provide statistical analyses to assist with the assessment of slopes that present risk from rockfalls. 

  • Quarry Regulations Compliance

    Quarries regulations are are now in force across the whole of the UK and Ireland.  Our experts can assist quarry operators in complying with these regulations.
  • Mineral Planning

    Quarryplan, our associated mineral planning consultancy, has successfully delivered over 100 mineral planning permissions throughout Britain and Ireland, providing consents for over 200 million tonnes of hardrock and 50 million tonnes of sand and gravel, in addition to numerous coated roadstone plants, concrete batching plants and other ancillary developments.

  • Slope Stability Analysis

    We use state-of-the-art, specialist software to process and analyse the data collected during in-field geotechnical surveys.

  • Stockpile Volumes

    We provide regular stockpile volume surveys using a combination of conventional, LiDAR and UAV techniques.

  • Topographical Surveys

  • Safe, efficient surveying

    Land and Minerals Consulting are featured as "Geological Survey Consultants of the Month" in the latest issue of "Business and Industry Today".