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Oct 31, 2020
Roc-Drill heads north after Ravenswood contract win

Roc-Drill heads north after Ravenswood contract win

Roc-Drill is relocating its headquarters to Townsville after winning a six-year contract to conduct production blast hole drilling at the Ravenswood Gold mine. The company plans to have 11 silenced drills and a large array of support equipment on the project, as well as employing more than 70 local personnel at the gold site. The Epiroc T40 and T45 drills on the project would represent the ...

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Oct 14, 2020
Here’s the drill on new training offerings

Here’s the drill on new training offerings

The Australian Drilling Industry Association has launched two new courses to give non-drillers a better handle on aspects of the industry. The two online offerings that kicked off last month focus on exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling, following on from an existing course in waterwell drilling for project managers, according to ADIA chief executive officer Peter Hall. “These c...

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Sep 28, 2020
CQ drilling company gear goes under the hammer

CQ drilling company gear goes under the hammer

A refurbished Sandvik DK75S rig is proving a major drawcard in an upcoming auction of equipment from Blackwater-based drilling company Tallywalker. Pickles Mining is auctioning a range of equipment on behalf of Tallywalker receivers/managers KordaMentha. The lots include two Sandvik DK75S rigs (one refurbished), a Sandvik UDR1500 rig, Boart Longyear Hyd power pack, Tatra 8×8 support t...

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Jun 22, 2020
Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Greek philosopher Socrates, somewhere around 400BC, said ‘beware the bareness of the busy life’.  General manager of Eagle Drilling NQ Sally Forgan draws on that sentiment by adopting the ‘work hard, rest easy’ philosophy. That’s more easily done in Charters Towers, where the surface exploration drilling company bases its operations, she says. The ‘Towers’ is one of the ol...

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May 12, 2020
Hammer hard at work on  exploration campaigns

Hammer hard at work on exploration campaigns

Hammer Metals plans a diamond drilling campaign in June on ‘compelling’ targets at the Shadow and Toby prospects within the JOGMEC joint venture project. Managing director Daniel Thomas said the first program of the $6 million JOGMEC JV had positioned Hammer for success in 2020 with the definition of a number highly prospective copper/gold drill targets. Mapping at the Shadow p...

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May 11, 2020
Castillo keen to fast-track Mount Oxide drilling

Castillo keen to fast-track Mount Oxide drilling

Castillo Copper is keen to fast-track drilling at the Arya prospect and Big One deposit within its Mount Oxide project in North West Queensland. Several drilling contractors are being invited to submit quotes to run the twin RC drilling campaigns, the company says. It says the application to progress the drilling campaigns will be filed with Queensland’s resources regulator and, once appr...

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Jan 20, 2020
More high-grade drill results flow from Liontown

More high-grade drill results flow from Liontown

Red River Resources has announced new exceptional high-grade drill results from its Liontown project in North Queensland. Drilling at the New Queen Lens over time has returned wide intercepts of high-grade polymetallic fresh sulphide mineralisation with precious metals, particularly gold, from within 30m of the surface. The latest assay resulted released include 1.70m at 1.1 per cent cop...

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Jan 14, 2020
Bowen Coking Coal kicks off Hillalong North drill program

Bowen Coking Coal kicks off Hillalong North drill program

Bowen Coking Coal has started its Hillalong North exploration program at the Hillalong coking coal project in the Bowen Basin. Hillalong North is the primary open-pit target for the project, which sits about 16km north-west of the Hail Creek mine. Exploration expenditure for Hillalong is covered under a farm-in agreement which will see Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation spend up ...

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Nov 13, 2019
Liontown drill results show potential to expand Thalanga

Liontown drill results show potential to expand Thalanga

Red River Resources says it is continuing to see outstanding results from the ongoing Liontown drilling program. Assay results from the New Queen Lens and the Main Lens within that deposit indicate potential for a near-term mining opportunity to add to the existing Thalanga operations. The company says the current drilling is confirming the gold-rich polymetallic nature of the Liontown depo...

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