Mineral Exploration

We have two specialised (small) diamond coring rigs: Buggy and Horrie (Horizontal); and two larger multi-purpose rigs.

DRILLING CAPABILITIES:

Diamond Coring

Diamond Coring Buggy

Buggy   PQ 150m    HQ 250m    NQ 450m
The Buggy’s short wheel base makes this rig able to drill on small pads. Fluid pump, mud-mixing pump and a hydraulic drive scavenge-mud-return pump are mounted on the rig, thereby eliminating the need for cumbersome and time consuming mud systems. Dual tractor tyres front and rear give this rig the ability to handle extremely rough, and soft terrains; it will go almost anywhere.

Diamond Coring Buggy

HORRIE   PQ 150m    HQ 250m    NQ 450m

Horrie is a very low footprint drill rig capable of drilling 90° to 0° using a modified under road directional drill converted to diamond drill.  This small machine has drilled to 400 metres no problem! Pad size 4m x 9m can be used, though as long as rods can be positioned either side of the rig, the pad size can decrease to 4m x 5m. Able to drill RAB, Mud Rotary and Geotechnical along with PQ HQ NQ coring. Horrie is currently in New Zealand drilling limestone.

Diamond Coring Tructor

R.I.P Tructor PQ 200m    HQ 400m    NQ 600m
Multi-purpose - this specialised ‘Tructor’ mounted rig has ease of access to drill sites, is capable of traveling at 70kph between sites, and is an all in one purpose built machine perfect for 1st pass exploration.  A 300psi x 600cfm air compressor, 1.2m levelling jacks, front mounted blade, rod changing capabilities, hydraulic fluid pump feature and it weighs less than 13 tonnes! 

Burned to the ground July 2018 

 

Diamond Coring Gemco

Gemco   PQ200m     HQ 400m    NQ 600m
Multi-purpose - the Gemco H22 (fully refurbished) is a 6WD truck mounted rig with on board Compressor 300psi x 750cfm, weighs in at 24 tonnes and whilst not as light and versatile as the Tructor, it has more grunt!

Reverse Circulation

Our 2 multi-purpose rigs, Gemco pictured here, have RC capabilities of:

Reverse Circulation Gemco

Gemco RC 150m  (pictured)
Multi-purpose - the Gemco H22 (fully refurbished) is a 6WD truck mounted rig with on board Compressor 300psi x 750cfm, weighs in at 24 tonnes and whilst not as light and versatile as the Tructor, it has more grunt!

Reverse Circulation Tructor

R.I.P  Tructor RC 100m
Multi-purpose - this specialised ‘Tructor’ mounted rig has ease of access to drill sites, is capable of traveling at 70kph between sites, and is an all in one purpose built machine perfect for 1st pass exploration.  A 300psi x 600cfm air compressor, 1.2m levelling jacks, front mounted blade, rod changing capabilities, hydraulic fluid pump feature and it weighs less than 13 tonnes! 

Burned to the ground July 2018

GEOTECHNICAL

The Buggy rig (pictured here) is versatile and ideal for many geotechnical drilling challenges, including drilling on dams.

Geotechnical Buggy on barge Geotechnical Buggy on dam

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For more information regarding our services, or to discuss your project(s), please call or email us in Malanda. We'll be happy to discuss your drilling requirements.