When the mining company was digging

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Is my sentence grammatically correct? Is it correct to say "beneath it" as I did, or should be "under it"?

When the mining company was digging into the ground, about ten meters beneath it, the workers found a medieval burial site.
 

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Both are fine when talking about a physical or hierarchial location.
 

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PS - They are not interchangeable in a sentence like this:

I don't want to work today, but it would be beneath me to call and say I'm under the weather.
 

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You could use something like about ten metres down.
 

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When the mining company was digging into the ground, about ten meters beneath it, the workers found a medieval burial site.
Unless there's an antecedent in a previous sentence, the reader doesn't know what it refers to. I have a feeling you mean the workers found the site about ten meters beneath the surface.
 

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Bassim, I like Tdol's suggestion. (When I read that sentence I said to myself, "Beneath what?")
 
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