The Western Australian Government has announced that 44 projects will benefit from its Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling program.
Atlas Copco has announced its acquisition of major US drill supplier and operator Cate Drilling Solutions. The drilling company, based in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently supplying drills for operations in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming, was acquired for a sum not thought to be materially significant to divulge.
Western Australian drilling company DDH1 has received investment from Oaktree Capital Management, enabling the company to expand its capacity and capabilities.
Boart Longyear’s Zachary Strauss discusses how the company’s latest drill rig and loader solutions work together to reduce the risk of hand and back injuries.
Mining companies increasingly expect drilling contractors to keep pace with their commitment for healthier and safer work sites for all employees, according to Boart Longyear.
Atlas Copco has launched the Dynamic tunnelling package, new automation software which it says improves accuracy of the excavation as drill plans are always fitted for the current section.
The government of Ontario in Canada has awarded Boart Longyear CAD$1.37 million for a new mineral exploration drilling site and for drilling systems technology.
Heron Resources has begun drilling at its Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project, 30 km south of Goulburn in NSW.
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum has selected nearly 50 companies to receive funding for exploration drilling in the state.
Hughes Drilling subsidiary JSW has won a number of drilling contracts in Western Australia.
Cat has released a new rock drill for the 2016 market, with claims to best-in-class productivity and a reliable rod handling system.
The first graphite-focused core drill has been completed by Metallica Minerals Limited as part of the company’s Esmeralda Graphite Project in north Queensland
A new diamond drilling program will start at the Thalanga Zinc Project, the first exploration there since 1998.
A senior Boart Longyear manager has stepped down as the company restructures.
Exploration company Monax Mining have received $145,000 in new funding from the South Australian government for three projects in the state.
Mitchell Services has won a three contract for drilling services at Anglo American’s QLD coal mines.
Broken Hill Prospecting has announced a $2 million exploration joint venture that will target heavy mineral sand deposits in western NSW.
Hughes Drilling has won a contract for overburden drilling services at BHP’s Mt Arthur coal mine.
PPK has acquired an underground drilling and boring equipment company, Firefly International.
Exploration investment has continued the steady downward trend in the September quarter, with Queensland statistically the worst hit according to the ABS.