We mentioned in the article above that it's looking like 2017 is going to be a big comeback year for the mining industry. Let's assume for the moment that this is true. The first thing that will precede a jump forward is investigatory work. Sites need to be explored to determine how deep the desired material is buried, to what extent the area is a good target, and how much time and effort will be required to completely mine the work site. Sonic Drilling is the ideal technology to use for this kind of work.
is the perfect Sonic Drill Rig for mineral and aggregate explorations. Capable of drilling up to 1,000 feet depending upon lithology and casing design, this full-size crawler is engineered with the same 150 Series Oscillator that powers the 150T Truck-Mounted rig. The 150C can sonically drill from vertical to nearly horizontal, and the track mount makes it easier for the 150C to work on almost any type of terrain.
What does all of this mean for the mining industry? Prep work can be completed 3-5 times and sometimes 10 times faster than what can be accomplished with conventional drilling methodologies. Moreover, Sonic Drilling can produce nearly in situ core samples, offering a crystal clear picture of how deep the digging will need to be and over what specific area. The low amount of displaced soil and the minimal IDW generated by Sonic Drilling also means that the clean up process
will be easy and swift before actual mining begins.
to learn more about how Sonic Drilling can assist with mineral and aggregate exploration.