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Morphological mapping is not generally associated with mining and subsidence, having traditionally been used to define the nature and extent of surface features such as landslides and landforms. However, detailed morphological mapping, linked to subsurface investigation, can provide a preliminary indication of potential subsidence hazards in some areas of abandoned mine workings. This example describes how mapping was carried out in an undeveloped part of the Cheshire saltfield, prior to any subsurface investigation, with the aim of establishing the likely extent to which a number of mines had collapsed.

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