Drilling Techniques for Mining Exploration

The early stages of your mining project need to be efficient, cost-effective and completed by an experienced mine exploration drilling company in Canada. Turn to Brewster Well Drilling for the latest technology and guidance during project planning, and skilled hands to ensure your samples meet your needs. No matter the scale or specifications of your assignment, our team has the tools and knowledge to make it a success. Learn more about some of the different drilling options available or contact our staff to discuss your specific project requirements and details.

Different Types of Drilling and Their Advantages

Consider the following popular drilling options for your mining exploration in Canada, or contact the experts at Brewster Well Drilling to learn more:

  • Rotary Air Blast – Rotary Air Blast drilling is the simplest and most economical solution for taking the first steps in mining exploration. Performed using a triblade or down-the-hole hammer; of varying diameters between 3 and 6 inches, samples are evacuated between the rod and the borehole walls. This technique is used to get an overall idea of the mining potential for low cost sites. To obtain contamination-free samples, we must rely on reverse circulation or diamond core drilling techniques.
  • Reverse Circulation – Reverse circulation drilling (RC) is a drilling technique that allows samples to be retrieved with minimal contamination. Drilling is typically done using a down-the-hole, tricone, or triblade bit. The samples travel through rods to a sample splitter at surface, avoiding all contact between the samples and the borehole wall. This quick execution technique is usually performed with a diameter of 140 mm and a depth that varies between 50 and 200 meters.
  • Diamond Core Drilling – Diamond core drilling is used in the mining industry to probe the contents of known deposits and potential mining sites. By removing a small diameter rock core from the deposit, geologists can analyze the core through chemical application and use the rock for petrographic, structural, and mineralogical studies.
  • And More… - The list of drilling techniques doesn't end there. Our staff specializes in blast hole, water well, dewatering and geothermal drilling and offers a range of other options to suit your needs. Don't hesitate to get in touch and find out more.

Work With an Experienced Mining Exploration Company in Canada

Looking to hire professional drillers that are backed by experience and knowledge? The team at Brewster Well Drilling can provide consultations, expertise and professional services to make your project a success from beginning to end. With a fully-trained and experienced team using the right machinery, we can provide drilling for your exploration and production projects. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you today with our range of drilling services.

Determine the right drilling technique for your needs with expert assistance from the drilling specialists at Brewster Well Drilling. Contact us or call 902-866-0454 today. You can also request a tender online.

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