22nd November 2019
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It is not every day that you get to experience the geothermal gradient, or wander through a major seismic horizon!
We will be examining the polyhalite seam under the supervision of Thomas Edwards who is the ICL Senior Exploration Geologist. Thomas will also be leading the underground excursion. Other features which we have seen in the past include the changing styles of rock deformation, large evaporite shrinkage polygons and marly seams. We may also get to see some of the horizontal logging and drill hole steering operations. In this regard, the mining crews and geotechincal staff have always been happy to answer questions from PESGB members. There is also a possibility of visiting a few oil seeps. The evaporite ores are very attractive indeed and you will also have an opportunity to collect samples. Once we are back on surface, we will make time for a team photo, so you will have a nice memento of your visit. If time allows, we may have a surface tour, but this is not guaranteed. The mine is located in a wonderful part of northeast England, so you may also wish to combine your trip with a visit to some of the nearby fishing villages. Whitby is also a short distance from the mine too.
You should expect to be underground from mid to late morning, until mid to late afternoon, and must abide by all ICL rules while on site. All safety equipment and clothing will be provided.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Giancarlo Rizzi at firstname.lastname@example.org
ICL Boulby Mine