Abandoned Mining

In many regions of Germany, the legacies of old/abadoned mining operations pose a threat to public safety. Large areas are therefore restricted in their use. G.E.O.S. is your reliable partner for the assessment of the relevant areas and for the planning and monitoring of remediation solutions.

We provide the necessary assessment services and all required planning and engineering services for the preparation, monitoring and documentation of safety and preservation work in abandoned mines.


Our Services
  • Analysis of damage caused by old/abandoned mining activities
  • Data research in the relevant archives and with the authorities
  • Analysis design on the basis of existing old mine documents
  • Risk analysis and assessment on the basis of the mining situation and surface usage situations based on sinkhole calculations/simulations
  • Safety concepts to minimise existing risks


Status analyses
  • Inspection of old mining facilities and recording of the condition of underground mine structures
  • Hydrogeological investigations, investigation of underground waterways, and the preparation of water and pollution tree diagrams
  • Assessment of the conditions of underground mine workings
  • Identification of need for action


Planning services
  • Elaboration of rehabilitation solutions for the respective old/abandoned mining objects
  • Planning and dimensioning of mining safety and preservation works
  • Preparation of ready-to-use planning documents and assistance in the contracting out of the safety and preservation works


Technical supervision of securing and custodial work
  • Site management and on-site construction supervision
  • Construction planning and adaptation project planning
  • Documentation of the work carried out (safeguard documentation)


  • CAD (MicroStation, AutoCAD)
  • Engineering geological and geotechnical mapping and calculation programmes
  • Structural design programmes