Increasing drilling speed for mineral exploration

Researchers at Australia’s Curtin University are working on ways to drill mineral exploration boreholes at a fraction of the cost and time of industry standards

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A Boart Longyear LF130F coring rig on site

The current high cost of drilling in hard-rock environments means that it is often economically unviable to explore new ground, and it usually takes weeks to receive analysis of the ground minerals.