News and Events

DeviGyro launches first in Australia after outperforming expectations during field trials

November 4, 2019

The Devico team is pleased to announce the launch of the new DeviGyro in Australia. After several months of testing in Norway and Western Australia, proving its ruggedness and incredible precision, the world’s smallest multifunctional borehole gyro instrument will make its debut in Australia. Devico’s Australian agent, Downhole Surveys (DHS), is all set to bring […]


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Coring Magazine will be PDAC 2020 Media Partner

November 4, 2019

Coring Magazine will be one of the official 2020 media partners of PDAC: The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention. In 2020, PDAC will celebrate its 88th anniversary. The event will take place on March 1 – 4, at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada. The convention is expected to be visited by 25 […]


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New Management Team at Atelier Val-d’Or

November 4, 2019

Atelier Val-d’Or (AVD) has announced that Yvon Beauchesne, the company’s co-founder and president, is retiring from day-today operations. After 43 years spent building a strong business, Mr Beauchesne is proud to hand over management to a new team composed of experienced employees. AVD has officially announced the appointment of Francine Picard to the position of […]


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Major Drilling to Acquire Norex Drilling Limited

November 4, 2019

Major Drilling Group International Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Norex Drilling Limited (‘Norex’), a family-owned drilling company and a leading exploration drilling contractor based in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. ‘We are very excited to welcome Norex and its 120 employees into the Major Drilling group. […]


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MPP Discovery II Core Drill – Improved Safety & Productivity

July 26, 2019

Multi-Power launched a redesigned Discovery II – Helicopter Portable Core Drill. With 12+ years of field operation and feedback from 60+ machines operating around the globe, the new Discovery II meets the demanding requirements of today’s drilling contractors and the mining and exploration companies they work for. The rig was redesigned from the ground up […]


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Coring Magazine’s team members attended Minex Europe 2019

July 11, 2019

Coring Magazine’s team members attended the 4th Mining & Exploration Forum – Minex Europe 2019. The  forum, which is among the most prestigious mining events in the region, was held on 25 – 27 June in Sofia, Bulgaria. The theme of the event was ‘The Future of Sustainable Mining in the Balkans and Beyond’. International and local delegates enjoyed technical […]


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Sandvik: Helping a neighbor in need

May 20, 2019

When a rainstorm devastated a local school in rural Ghana, Sandvik answered the call for help. The students at Pakyi School No. 1 dream of becoming doctors, pilots and engineers. Their teachers encourage them to take their studies seriously, emphasizing how this helps to improve their future career prospects. Conditions were not conducive to learning […]


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Epiroc has acquired Fordia, a Canadian exploration tools manufacturer

May 20, 2019

Fordia Group Inc., a world-class Canadian manufacturer of diamond tools and equipment for the mineral exploration and geotechnical sectors joins the Epiroc team, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. Fordia has about 250 employees and had revenues for the 12 months ending September 2018 of about €56 million. Becoming […]


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Boart Longyear Drills Deepest Hole in Ghana

May 20, 2019

Boart Longyear is pleased to announce that its drilling crews drilled the deepest hole ever drilled in Ghana. They drilled a hole 2083.4 meters (6,835 feet) deep. The team installed a wedge and navi drilled the hole on track at 600 meters and kept on track to the end of the hole. The directional drilling […]


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Devico become proud majority owners of Downhole Surveys

May 14, 2019

Recently Devico became proud majority owners of Downhole Surveys, the Perth-based business, further solidifying a long-running relationship and commitment to deliver innovations in directional drill hole surveying to Australia and across the world. Downhole Surveys are the exclusive distributors in Australia of Devico’s downhole surveying tools, which makes for a nice parallel, since the two […]


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Boart Longyear LF™ 160 drilling rig debuts in Africa

May 14, 2019

Boart Longyear has introduced its LF™ 160 surface coring drill rig and FL262 Freedom™ Loader to the African market. After being launched in late 2016, this rig and loader combination is already being successfully used in North and South America, Australia, and Turkey. The FL262 Freedom Loader is an innovative rod-loading system that requires no […]


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Seequent and IMDEX to deliver real-time 3D visualization for minerals drilling projects

May 14, 2019

Seequent, a developer of revolutionary visual data science software, and IMDEX, a global leader in real-time subsurfaceintelligence solutions, haveannounced an ongoing partnership to deliver a real-time 3D visualization solution for the mining and exploration industry to dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of decisionmaking for drilling projects. They are collaborating to integrate IMDEXHUB-IQ™, which provides […]


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Explomin’s 18th anniversary

May 14, 2019

Explomin celebrated its 18th anniversary on January 16, 2019 with an anniversary breakfast. The celebration was held at the company’s headquarters in Lima, Peru, and was attended by 95 people. The company honored eight co-workers, who have been working at the company for more than 15 years, for their exceptional work performance. During the event […]


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