Exploration Drilling

Rock coring is the use of a diamond encrusted drill bit to drill through the bedrock. With high speed rotation and water as a flushing agent, as well as to cool the bit, the drill produces a core sample which then is extracted from depth, for examination. Geological site investigation is common in any area for studies of the Earth’s formation or fractures in the earths rock layers. We also perform Environmental Site assessments by installing monitoring wells in the bedrock for future studies for water tables.

Exploration diamond drilling is used in the mining industry to probe the contents of known ore deposits and potential sites. By withdrawing a small diameter core of rock from the ore body, geologists can analyze the core by chemical assay and conduct petrologic and mineralogic studies of the rock.

Determination Drilling has been a part of geological / exploration drilling in such mine sites as DeBeers’ – Victor Mine, Attawapiskat, Ontario, Noront – Ring of Fire Project, North Western Ontario, and Iron Ore Company of Canada’s – Labrador Mine, Labrador City, Newfoundland all on multiple occasions.
Our drill rigs are capable of rock coring with BQ, NQ or HQ rod sizes to drill to get to desired depth extracting all bedrock samples.Iron ore, kimberlite, granite, and quartz are examples of some harder rock we are able core through as well as retrieving softer types of rock such as limestone or shale.

Give us a call to discuss your project requirements and we’ll provide you with effective drilling & logistical solutions to make your drilling program a success!