MINERAL DRILLING

Silver City Drilling is an industry leader in the delivery of efficient and flexible drilling programs in the mineral exploration and mining industry. With a combined total of over 50 years’ mineral drilling experience across Australia, Silver City Drilling consistently delivers successful programs within time frames and schedules as well as within budget expectations. For example, Silver City Drilling was one of the first companies to master deep directional diamond holes, a practice that allows for a significant reduction in client expenditure by requiring less drill sites to cover mineralisation cross-sections and minimising excess overburden material requiring diamond coring.

 

Our core capabilities in the Minerals sector include:

  • Diamond coring to depths exceeding 2400m

  • Directional controlled drilling and small directional motors with Compass steering kit

  • Air core, Rotary Air Blast (RAB) and Downhole Hammer (DHH) 

  • Reverse Circulation (RC) percussion using multiple compressors and boosters with TUBEX through overburden, stockpiles and old workings

  • Rotary mud drilling

  • Percussion and PCD open hole drilling                          

  • Core orientation and downhole surveys

  • Vertical and angle holes

  • Raise bore pilot holes and mine service holes

  • Borehole grouting and decommissioning

  • Seismic shot hole drilling services

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