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This page lists all articles in the West Africa region in the GeoDrilling International database. You can sort the list by type, date, or reader rating. To browse another section, use the menu in the column on the right.
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Delving deep into drilling data

By combining the right tools in the Vulcan mine-planning software, geologists can lift the lid on deposits to get a better view of what is there, before expensive drilling is undertaken
Headline Article Features 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Support for drillers

Sandvik unveiled its new tool for surface-drilling process management in March at CONEXPO. Pekka Kesseli, global product line manager at Sandvik Mining and Construction, answers GDI’s questions about Sandvik Driller’s Office
Reports Article Features 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Direct communication

Jean Lutz has extended its geotech-nical instrumentation range with a remote monitoring tool
Reports Article Features 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Geodrill appoints mining expert as board member

Ghana-based drilling company Geodrill has announced the appointment of Adrian Reynolds to the company’s board as an independent director
Magazine Article People 08 May 2014 0 Stars

No fear of heights

Technical consultant Fugro recently completed ground investigations and foundations testing for the Kingdom City development in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Comment Article Comment 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Ausdrill Africa COO quits

Ausdrill’s chief operating officer for Africa, Chris Tuckwell, has resigned to take up a position with another firm in Australia
Magazine Article People 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Schramm’s latest rig is optimised for shale

Hydraulic drill-rig manufacturer Schramm has introduced the T250XD – the latest addition to its Telemast line of trailer-mounted drilling rigs specifically designed for shale
Magazine Article Equipment 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Sandvik stays sustainable

For the fifth time, Sandvik has been included in the Sustainability Yearbook, which lists the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in investment specialist RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment
Magazine Article Projects 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Mining upgraded

Micromine talks to GDI about the latest version of its exploration and mine-design package, Micromine 2014, which is due for release mid-year, and its mine operations system, Pitram
Reports Article Features 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Sandvik announces two executive appointments

Sandvik Group has announced the appointment of Scot Smith as president of Sandvik Mining, while Åsa Thunman is joining as executive vice-president and general counsel of Sandvik
Magazine Article People 08 May 2014 0 Stars

HammerHead offers bigger Roughneck

HammerHead has introduced a pneumatic-hammer rock-drilling system capable of drilling 6.25in (15.88cm)-diameter holes at penetration rates of up to 150ft (45.7m) an hour
Magazine Article Equipment 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Bits for challenging ground conditions

Sandvik has announced the release of a new range of drill bits for mining exploration, production and grade-control applications
Magazine Article Equipment 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Hexagon to acquire Mintec

Hexagon, a provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies, has entered into an agreement to acquire mining software developer Mintec
Breaking News Article Equipment 17 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Improving drilling in the sub-Sahara

The Rural Water Supply Network’s (RWSN) cost-effective boreholes collaboration promotes the universal right to safe drinking water through best practice
Breaking News Article Features 08 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Enabling clean water for 25 years

Water-well drilling equipment company Boode has been active in groundwater abstraction since 1897, later focusing on supplying PVC well casings and screen systems. Its UK concern, established by Stan and Scott Dronsfield, celebrates 25 years in business this year
Reports Article Features 02 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Productivity boost

Boart Longyear introduces its BLH series of down-the-hole (DTH) hammers and bits, designed to increase productivity in both reverse-circulation and conventional DTH drilling
Reports Article Features 02 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Slogging through a slump

The current mining-industry downturn continues to have a stranglehold on mining equipment and drilling companies, in Australia and beyond
Comment Article Comment 02 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Improving drilling in the sub-Sahara

The Rural Water Supply Network’s (RWSN) cost-effective boreholes collaboration promotes the universal right to safe drinking water through best practice
Headline Article Features 02 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Lofty ambitions

Manufacturer Bay Shore Systems has expanded its line of foundation-drilling equipment. Vice-president Adam Minatre talks to GeoDrilling International about its new high-profile rig
Reports Article Features 02 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Upping the pressure

Rockmore International, a manufacturer of rock-drilling tools for DTH and top-hammer drill rigs, introduced the ROK 250 – a new 2in-class DTH hammer – at CONEXPO in March 2014
Reports Article Features 02 Apr 2014 0 Stars
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COMPANY PROFILES
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
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014
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