Our diversified and experienced geological staff allows S.W.COLE to provide geological services specifically tailored to unique project requirements for residence and commercial projects.
Borrow and Bedrock Evaluation
Gravel Pit and Quarry Evaluations, Permit Assistance and Monitoring
Geological services include volume estimates, with borrow quality evaluations and / or bedrock quality for use as aggregate. We provide permit assistance for variance requirements associated with pit size or excavating near or below the water table. We provide water level and water quality monitoring as required for permit compliance.
Evaluations include the review of in-place fractures for bedrock strength indexes, rock quality designation (RQD) data for bedrock core, and the preliminary evaluation of bedrock quality associated with construction sites.
Acid Rock Drainage
S.W.COLE performs evaluations for construction sites where the presence of sulfide minerals in the bedrock results in the increased potential for environmentally damaging acid rock drainage.
Mineral Resource Evaluation
We evaluate sites in New England for their potential for minable mineral deposits. These services are provided based on our experience both in New England and across the United States with various types (copper, zinc, tin, silver and gold) of metallic ore deposits as well as mica, garnet, clay and various other economic mineral deposits.