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Pile Dynamics releases new PIT model

Pile Dynamics (PDI) has redesigned its traditional Pile Integrity Tester (PIT), an instrument for low-strain integrity testing of deep foundations
Breaking News Article Equipment 14 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Hammer Drilling Rigs offers new power unit line

US supplier Hammer Drillings Rigs has announced the addition of portable hydraulic power units to its product line-up
Breaking News Article Equipment 14 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Piecing together the safety puzzle

Major Drilling recently exceeded the safety milestone of one full year without any lost-time injuries. Global human resources and health, safety, environment & community director Ben Graham explains how this was accomplished
Breaking News Article Features 13 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Wireline logging: in need of an image boost

Tried and tested for oil and gas prospecting, wireline logging has yet to realise its full potential in three key applications: geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geohazards, and hydrogeology and environment. Wolfram Felfer of Fugro discusses
Breaking News Article Features 06 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Piecing together the safety puzzle

Major Drilling recently exceeded the safety milestone of one full year without any lost-time injuries. Global human resources and health, safety, environment & community director Ben Graham explains how this was accomplished
Headline Article Features 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

A water borehole is for life

South African environmental, water and consulting company GCS’s Max Karen and Andrew Johnstone look at a number of factors that are key to developing sustainable water boreholes
Headline Article Features 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Buyers’ Guide 2014-15

The annual buyers’ guide lists major equipment manufacturers and suppliers for the drilling industry
Reports Article Features 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Wireline logging: in need of an image boost

Tried and tested for oil and gas prospecting, wireline logging has yet to realise its full potential in three key applications: geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geohazards, and hydrogeology and environment. Wolfram Felfer of Fugro discusses
Headline Article Features 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Insightful mining

Australia-based acQuire Technology Solutions, a specialist in geoscientific information management (GIM), has partnered with Atlas Copco to integrate its GIM solution with the manufacturer’s OREalyzer technology. Steve Mundell, director research at acQuire, answers GDI’s questions about the collaboration
Reports Article Features 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Adopting a customer’s eye view

Newly off the test site, Sandvik Mining’s next-generation rotary blasthole drill rig, the DR461i, is ready for action at mines around the globe. Ken Stapylton, vice-president of surface drilling at Sandvik Mining, presents the facts and figures
Headline Article Features 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

DMT rebrands consulting businesses

German engineering and consulting company DMT has renamed two of its subsidiaries
Magazine Article Projects 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Dual-mast Terrier

Dando’s Terrier site-investigation rig, able to access tight spaces and track through a standard doorframe, is now available in a dual-mast version
Magazine Article Equipment 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Sandvik shows updated DPi rig

At Steinexpo 2014 in Germany, Sandvik Construction unveiled the latest version of its DPi-series surface top-hammer drill rigs, the Pantera DPi 6.0
Magazine Article Equipment 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Terra Sonic offers rigs with SPT hammer

Terra Sonic International (TSi) has introduced a standard penetration test (SPT) automatic hammer to maximise the capabilities and efficiency of its sonic drilling rigs
Magazine Article Equipment 03 Oct 2014 0 Stars

Coming soon: MineSight Blast

MineSight is introducing its new drill and blast management utility - MineSight Blast
Breaking News Article Equipment 17 Sep 2014 0 Stars

Sandvik releases surface drilling Dino

Sandvik Construction introduced a new radio remote-controlled surface top hammer drill rig at Steinexpo 2014 in Germany
Breaking News Article Equipment 17 Sep 2014 0 Stars

T&A’s 2D BHR enhances subsurface research

Dutch subsurface research company T&A Survey has launched the TISA 2D Borehole Radar (2D BHR) for subsurface investigations
Breaking News Article Equipment 17 Sep 2014 0 Stars

Dando’s new site-investigation rigs

Dando Drilling International has released three new cable percussion rig models
Breaking News Article Equipment 17 Sep 2014 0 Stars

Hammer time

US manufacturer Little Beaver released a range of DTH hammers in early 2014
Reports Article Features 05 Sep 2014 0 Stars

Tried and tested

Sandvik’s RH460 DTH hammer family was bolstered with new models earlier this year, and the company has reported good results from its field-test sites
Reports Article Features 05 Sep 2014 0 Stars
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Russian precious metals company Polymetal International plc’s commitment to establishing an extensive pipeline of growth projects has continued with the acquisition of the Kyzyl gold project.
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
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