HolyMoor Consultancy

HolyMoor Consultancy Ltd. is an independent consultancy service in the fields of Hydrogeology, Environmental Geochemistry and Thermogeology (Ground Source Heat), run by David Banks, an internationally experienced Chartered Geologist. Holymoor Consultancy Ltd. was registered as a limited company in England & Wales on 12th November 2008 and started trading on 1st December 2008. Prior to this, Holymoor Consultancy had been run by David Banks as a sole-trading consultancy since August 1998.

Holymoor Consultancy offers:


David Banks is the Director of Holymoor Consultancy Ltd. He has worked extensively in the U.K. and in the Nordic, African, South American and former Soviet areas. He speaks Norwegian and a little Russian and Spanish.

David has a background in all of the major sectors of the water and environmental profession (water industry, National Rivers Authority, private consultancy, humanitarian aid, academia and geological survey). This gives him the ability to see problems from an "all round" perspective and understand the concerns of various actors in environmental issues. He also hopes that his overseas experience permits him to bring new ways of thinking to some areas of hydrogeology and geochemistry. Additionally, he has worked in the field of radioactive waste disposal, serving on a Norwegian assessment commission for low- and intermediate-level waste disposal.

Christianus VI mine

Christianus Sextus Cu/Zn sulphide mine, near Røros, Norway.
Pyrite (iron disulphide) in the ore oxidises on exposure to water and the atmosphere, to release dissolved metals, sulphate and acid.
This is the phenomenon of “acid mine drainage”, which can be seen flowing from the mine here.
The hydrogeology and geochemistry of such abandoned mine environments forms a major part of Holymoor Consultancy’s workload.
(Photo by Dave Banks)



Holymoor Consultancy Limited aims to:

Until 5th April 2018, David Banks continued to offer teaching and research services to educational establishments and consultancy in the fields of development and overseas international aid as a sole trader under the name of "D Banks GeoEnvironmental Services".

Holymoor Consultancy Ltd.
Registered as a limited company from 12/11/2008
Company registration number 06747725
Registered office: 360 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 4BW, UK