Advancing, promoting, encouraging and protecting the mining and mineral interests of Cornwall and Devon

Kathy Hicks - Director



Kathy is an independent mining geologist and geo-environmental specialist with a broad consultancy background within the mining and ground engineering sectors in the UK and overseas. Kathy has carried out various assessments of proposed, operational, closed and historical mine sites worldwide, including Kazakhstan, Russia, Armenia and Albania. In the UK she specialises in land degradation issues resulting from the legacy of former mineral extraction and wastes. She is currently working on projects that involve the evaluation and remediation of land affected by mining instability and contamination, opportunities for secondary aggregate production and the assessment of sites with mineral potential.

Kathy has been based in Cornwall since graduating from Camborne School of Mines. She prefers to spend her time, whether at leisure or work, exploring the Cornish landscape and the opportunities and issues presented by abandoned mine sites. She also enjoys live music and extreme gardening (practical conservation work).

Kathy has been a Director of the Cornish Chamber of Mines & Minerals since 2014. Within her role she seeks to enhance the regulatory approach to historical mine sites in the land planning and development processes and to promote the wealth of existing professional mining expertise in the South West. She is an active member of the Cornwall Mining Alliance (CMA) Steering Group. Please contact Kathy if you have any queries regarding members of the CMA or the Professional Directory.