For the past 16 months, Wolff Mining has been assisting BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Saraji, near Dysart in the Central Queensland region of Australia, in a sprint drilling capacity, providing drilling equipment and full contract mining services, which currently includes a Cat M6420B drill with GPS and providing operational labour such as supervisors, drillers and fitters.
November drilling at BMA Saraji has been undertaken in 270mm holes ranging in depth from 30m to 65m plus in tertiary material and Wolff Mining recently achieved a milestone of 43,794 drilled metres (dm) for the month of November, beating the previous record of 41,500dm at BMA Saraji.
"The performance of our Cat M6420B drill has been exceptional," said Mark Ackroyd, National Group managing director.
"It is very rare that a drilling company exceeds 40,000dm a month, so breaking the site record of 41,500dm at BMA Saraji and setting a new record of 43,794dm for the month of November is a great achievement.
"To achieve a milestone such as this takes a highly skilled and motivated team and a high quality piece of mining machinery such as the Cat M6420B Drill. I would like to congratulate the team here at Wolff Mining for their outstanding efforts and praise the performance of the CAT Drill" said Ackroyd.
"Wolff Mining has continued to grow from strength to strength, with an expanding team and a growing fleet of mining equipment. 2020 has turned out to be an interesting year full of surprises, but it's no surprise that we have continued to grow even during these challenging times.
"Working at BMA Saraji has been a pleasure and we look forward to continuing our work within the BMA group. We are dedicated to repeating these results, pushing the boundaries of possibilities and breaking new records into the future" concluded Ackroyd.
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