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PDAC 2022 Convention moves to June

January 18, 2022

PDAC staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to deliver the PDAC Convention that the world’s mineral exploration and mining industry anticipates every year. We were excited to be able to offer this in person and online in March 2022. Despite our best efforts, we are unable to host the event as planned in March due […]


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Global silver demand to surpass 1 billion oz in 2021

December 22, 2021

The global silver demand is estimated to exceed 1 billion oz in 2021, reaching a six-year high. According to the Silver Institute, silver demand has risen in all industries – from electronics and solar panel manufacturers to the jewelry sector and investors. Expectations for 2022 suggest that the demand will remain as high or even higher in […]


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PDAC 2022 to take place both online and in person

November 25, 2021

PDAC 2022 will take place in person  Toronto, Canada from March 7-9. An online event will follow on March 10-11. The event will offer various short courses, technical events and presentations both online and in person. Guests at the Toronto event center will have opportunities to tour exhibitions at the Trade Show, Core Shack, Investors Exchange and […]


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DDH1 and Swick announce industry-changing merger

October 15, 2021

Australian premiere drilling contractors DDH1 and Swick Mining Services have announced a friendly merger earlier this week. The new combined entity will have 170 rigs, the largest fleet in Australia. ‘Partnering with the leading underground diamond driller in Australia is a natural evolution to our specialized surface drilling operations and in line with the disciplined […]


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Richardson International acquires Control Chemical Corporation

August 11, 2021

Canadian agriculture giant Richardson International Limited announced the purchase of Control Chemical Corporation on August 10. At this time, the value of the deal has not been disclosed. Richardson International is Canada’s largest agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. With over 3100 employees, the company is a worldwide handler and […]


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Orla Mining confirms higher grade Gold zones within Camino Rojo

August 3, 2021

The Canadian exploration company Orla Mining Ltd. provided the results from the oriented in-fill core drilling program on its Camino Rojo sulphide deposit in Zacatecas, Mexico. The results confirm the presence of wide, higher-grade gold zones within the sulphide mineral resource. ‘We are encouraged with the results from the Camino Rojo Sulphides drill program. While the geological […]


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Dando officially launches the Infinity Range of drills

July 8, 2021

British drill manufacturing company Dando officially launched their Infinity range of drilling rigs on July 1. The launch ceremony was held in West Sussex, UK and was attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex. The Infinity Range offers rigs for the mineral exploration, water well and geotechnical drilling sectors. With modularity and scalability in mind, […]


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Inflatable Packers International receive 9 million in innovation boost

July 1, 2021

Inflatable Packers International (trading as IPI Packers) has received an AUS 1 million grant from the Australian government. The sum was delivered as part of a three-year ‘transformative manufacturing technology’ investment program into the company totaling AUS 9 million. The program began last year with a contract for the construction of a new Inflatable Packers facility […]


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Geodrill donates to a school in Ghana

June 21, 2021

Geodrill has donated USD 25 000 to the Achimota School in Ghana at a ceremony on June 14. The money will be used towards the equipping and use of the new state-of-the-art laboratory of the school. The donation cheque was presented by Geodrill CEO David Harper. ‘Geodrill is committed to being a socially responsible company […]


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Osisko announces new high-grade gold discovery

June 16, 2021

Osisko has announced a new, significant high-grade gold discovery approximately one km (0.62 mi) north of its Windfall gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec. The discovery dubbed ‘Golden Bear’ has returned 27.4 g/t Au over 6.7 m (22 ft). Golden Bear is situated within a package of […]


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Energold to begin drilling campaign at Abu Marawat

June 16, 2021

Energold announced signing a contract to perform a minimum of 4250 m (13 940 ft) of drilling at Aton Resource Inc.’s Abu Marawat Concession in Egypt. The drilling program is expected to commence in September and will focus on the Rodruin and Hamama projects. ‘We are pleased to announce the upcoming drilling programs at the promising Rodruin […]


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McKay Drilling sells to Major Drilling Group International

May 20, 2021

Australian McKay Drilling has entered into an agreement to be acquired by global drilling services company Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX:MDI). The transaction is worth up to USD 62 million. The acquisition is expected to close on or about June 1, 2021. ‘We are very excited to welcome McKay and its employees into the […]


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MBI and VersaDrill alliance becomes a merger

May 7, 2021

MBI Global and VersaDrill Canada announced that the strategic alliance has evolved into a merger on May 6. The name of the new unified entity is Groupe Rouillier. ‘MBI Global is remaining a Québec business, which is great news for the regional economy given that so many companies have been taken over by foreign interests […]


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Epiroc wins large mining equipment order for Rio Tinto

April 27, 2021

Swedish manufacturer Epiroc has announced winning a significant order from Rio Tinto for mining equipment to be used in the company’s iron ore mines in the Pilbara region, Australia. Rio Tinto has ordered several Pit Viper 271 and SmartROC D65 drill rigs. According to Epiroc, the order value exceeds SEK 130 million (approx. USD 15 495 […]


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Devico launches DeviCloud

April 27, 2021

Norwegian manufacturer and directional core drilling company Devico announced the release of their complete cloud-based survey data management system DeviCloud. The program will be available to all Devico customers for free starting on May 3. DeviCloud promises to streamline onsite processing, transfer and management of downhole navigational survey data by providing immediate and secure access to all […]


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Dando Drilling International launches the Infinity Range of drills

April 13, 2021

British manufacturer Dando Drilling International announced the launch of its new Infinity Range drills on April 12. The drills use a modular design, allowing its clients to create fully custom solutions tailored to their unique needs. Along with the ability to service the key sectors, Dando’s Infinity Range offers a new series of Multitec rigs, […]


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Vangold begins drilling at El Pinguico

January 29, 2021

Vangold Mining Corp. announced the start of an underground drilling program at the El Pinguico silver-gold property located 7 km (4.35 mi) south of Guanajuato, Mexico. The initial drilling will consist of 12-14 drill holes within the old workings of the historic El Pinguico Mine. The drilling program follows a successful Fall 2020 sampling program. Vangold […]


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Fordia mourns the passing of its founder Clément Paquet

January 21, 2021

Clément Paquet, the founder of Canadian manufacturer Fordia, passed away on December 24, 2020 aged 87. His loss is mourned not only by the entire staff of Fordia but also by the countless professionals he has helped, inspired or worked with throughout his career. Clément founded Fordia in 1977 by offering the market superior quality […]


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PDAC 2021 goes virtual

November 26, 2020

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) announced that its annual convention will be entirely virtual in 2021 for the first time in its 89-year history. The decision comes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virtual event offers a safer and innovative solution for the industry to access the opportunities that are […]


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Capital wins two new contacts at Bulyanhulu Gold Mine

November 25, 2020

Capital’s team at Bulyanhulu Gold Mine  Credit: Capital Limited/LinkedIn Capital (LSE: CAPD), a leading mining services company focused on the African markets, announced the expansion of its operations at Barrick Gold Corporation’s Bulyanhulu Gold Mine in Tanzania with the award of two new contracts. The contracts include a five-year laboratory services contract for MSALABS, together […]


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Capital announces new contract in Morila Gold Mine

November 13, 2020

Morila Gold Mine / Credit: Firefinch Ltd./ Twitter Capital (LSE:CAPD), a leading mining services company focused on the African markets, announced a new contract and subsequent mobilization of an initial four drill rigs to Firefinch Limited’s (‘Firefinch’) Morila Gold Mine (‘Morila’) in Mali in November. The rigs are part of Capital’s existing West African fleet and […]


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SilverCrest Metals Inc. reported success at Las Chipas property

November 3, 2020

SilverCrest Metals Inc., a Canadian exploration company, announced drill results for the Babi Vista Vein at its Las Chispas Property in Sonora, Mexico. The new results come from a total of 124 drill holes and demonstrate high-grade continuity and a developing high-grade zone. These high-grade veins are near surface with underground development underway and are being considered for mining early in the mine life.  […]


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Sandvik to sell its exploration business to Drillman

Sandvik to sell its exploration business to Drillman

October 9, 2020

Image credit: Drillman – drillman.com.au Manufacturer Sandvik has signed an agreement to sell its exploration business to Drillman. The deal includes exploration rigs, consumables and production stock, along with selected trademarks and patents. In 2019, the Exploration business of Sandvik had revenues of about SEK 450 million (USD 52.790 million). Drillman is an  Australian subsidiary of M […]


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First Drilling expands its fleet with a new deep hole drill

October 6, 2020

First Drilling, an American drilling company, announced the commissioning of an Epiroc CT-20 to expand its diamond drill fleet. The track-mounted deep hole capacity rig completed commissioning in October, 2020 and is working at a Northern Nevada exploration project. First Drilling offers a wide range of specialty drilling, and this newcomer complements the fleet with […]


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TriStar Gold announces major gold exploration program 

October 1, 2020

TriStar Gold Inc. (TSXV: TSG) (OTCQX:TSGZF), an American gold exploration company, announced the start of a major exploration drilling program at the Castelo de Sonhos gold project, Brazil.   ‘The drilling is now up and running and our whole team is excited about it,’ said Nick Appleyard, TriStar’s President and CEO in October 2020. ‘As of today, we have two […]


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Perenti records record revenue in FY20

September 1, 2020

Image Credit: Perenti Group Perenti Group has reported strong fiscal and operational results in fiscal 2020, despite the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry. The group reports record revenue exceeding USD 2 billion, a first for the company, and record EBITDA. Managing Director & CEO, Mark Norwell noted: ‘To report record revenue and earnings, end […]


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Navarre Minerals drilling programs continue during COVID-19 restrictions

August 5, 2020

Navarre Minerals (ASX: NML), an Australian-based resources company, announced that, despite the restrictions of COVID-19 lockdown, drilling will continue on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week program in the Resolution Lode, within the Stawell Corridor gold project in Victoria, Australia.   ‘The company continues to take the steps [necessary] to protect the wellbeing of those who work with us and for us,’ said […]


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Epiroc launches new underground core drilling rig with mobile carrier

July 20, 2020

The all-new Diamec Smart 6M is an underground core drilling rig with a mobile carrier and optional cabin. It maximizes drilling capacity through the mobility and sturdiness of the Boomer S2 rig carrier – capable of meeting the most demanding underground operations with a stable yet flexible boom. The Diamec Smart 6M equals the Diamec […]


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Kati Oy win Beowulf drill contract

July 20, 2020

Beowulf Mining plc (Beowulf) (AIM: BEM; Spotlight: BEO), the mineral exploration and development company, has announced awarding the Kallak drilling contract to Kati Oy. The contract is for up to 1650 m (5413.39 ft) diamond drilling, targeting additional potential iron ore mineralization at Kallak South. The work program will determine if a 3D seismic model can be […]


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Western Queen is set to ‘Rumble’ at its High-Grade Gold Project

July 20, 2020

Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX: RTR) will start a major drill program at its Western Queen High-Grade Gold Project located 110 km (68.35 miles) north west of Mt Magnet, within Western Australia’s Yalgoo mineral field. This multi-rig drill program will comprise of approximately 12 000 m (39 370.08  ft) of diamond and reverse circulation (RC) drilling testing a range of high-grade […]


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ValOre bolsters technical team and provides update on Pedra Branca PGE Project drill program

July 20, 2020

ValOre Metals Corp. (‘ValOre’; TSX‐V: VO; OTC: KVLQF; FRANKFURT: KEQ0) announced a significant strengthening of the company’s technical team and an update on the 2020 core drill program for ValOre’s 100 %-owned Pedra Branca Platinum Group Element Project (‘PGE’, ‘2PGE+Au’) in northeastern Brazil. Consulting exploration geologists Robert A. Brozdowski, Ph.D., P. Geo., and Robert Carpenter, Ph.D., P. […]


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VERSAMOBILE a drilling revolution on tracks

June 22, 2020

For over 21 years, VersaDrill Canada and GtechDrill have been designing and manufacturing drilling rigs. Here is the KmN.8UM, a mobile drill designed for underground drilling. Thanks to its integrated platform, it reduces travel and installation times for workstations by more than 60 %, which represents up to 17 hours. See the following video for more […]


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The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) in search of a suitably skilled drilling contractor

June 19, 2020

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) requires the services of a suitably skilled drilling contractor to undertake a geotechnical drilling program, including the drilling and sampling of soil, frozen soil and rock during the 2021 Antarctic Winter season, with downhole monitoring instrumentation to be installed in selected boreholes. The drilling investigation will further inform the infrastructure […]


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Coring Magazine is changing

June 3, 2020

Dear readers, We’re proud to be the diamond drilling industry’s respected and trusted publication –  learning and evolving over the course of five years, and yet our goal remains unchanged – to produce timely and interesting, industry-specific content, focused on innovation and success. The unprecedented situation that has become our new ‘normal’ continues to challenge […]


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Chile Explore Group’s inaugural Optimization Drilling Seminar

February 18, 2020

Optimization is a one-day seminar that will examine Chile’s drilling industry, presenting cost effective solutions to enhance production whilst reducing risk, and increasing operational safety and efficiency. The inaugural symposium will present some of the latest technologies being developed to ensure drilling optimization. The seminar is aimed at drillers, managers, geologists, health and safety professionals, […]


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Mitchell Services Limited acquires Deepcore Drilling

February 18, 2020

Mitchell Services Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 % of the equity in Deepcore Holdings Pty Ltd (Deepcore Drilling). Deepcore Drilling is a privately-owned drilling business that provides services to the mining and infrastructure industries, specializing in highly technical underground mobile drilling, diamond, acoustic and deep directional drilling. The […]


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Osisko completes Discovery 1 deep drill hole

February 18, 2020

  Discovery 1 was a planned 3000 m (9843 ft) to 3500 m (11 483 ft) deep drill hole, designed to target two down plunge extensions of known gold zones and investigate the projected source area of the Windfall deposit at depth. The working model for the Windfall deposit interprets an outer shell and centre […]


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Discoveries Mining Conference enters fifth year

February 18, 2020

Mexico Mining Center welcomes delegates to the fifth Discoveries Mining Conference from April 28 to 30, 2020 in the beautiful and traditional city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Delegates are invited to participate in this great event where all three mining sector elements will combine – exploration, innovation and development. Discoveries is recognized internationally as one […]


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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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