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Spring 2017 Features:

Task Force
on Softwood Lumber

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What’s Happening
in MANITOBA

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PDAC 2017 Awards

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Northern Premiers want Say in Arctic Policy

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Resolute –
a Future All-Terrain Vehicle for the North?

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Boart Longyear highlights Drilling Services

 

Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world’s leading provider of drilling services, equipment, performance tooling and instrumentation featured a broad range of innovative drilling services solutions at this year’s PDAC International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange, held March 5-8, in Toronto.

“Our experienced drilling services team has been setting the industry standard for more than 125 years, and we’re proud to highlight their capabilities at PDAC,” said Mark Irwin, chief commercial officer for Boart Longyear. “We look forward to speaking to customers about a wide range of drilling services solutions including sonic drilling, rod handling and production drilling.”
 
Sonic drilling services

Sonic drilling provides a continuous, relatively undisturbed core sample of unparalleled quality and accuracy through any type of formation. Boart LongyearTM sonic rigs and crews can reach depths over 213 meters (700 ft.).

Common applications for sonic drilling include heap leach pad recovery, grade control sampling, and pre-collaring. Sonic drilling advances a temporary outer casing as the borehole is drilled, allowing more to be accomplished with a single borehole. Sonic drilling reduces waste, and can be up to two to three times faster than conventional overburden drilling.
 
Totally hands-free rod handling

Boart Longyear drilling services is proud to utilize rod handling technology for optimal safety on a range of drill rigs. Boart Longyear’s latest LF™160 drill rig, paired with the FL262 FREEDOM™ Loader was showcased virtually at the show. Boart Longyear’s products division in partnership with drilling services has combined proven technology from its most popular surface coring drill rigs to create the powerful LF™160. When paired with the FL262 FREEDOM™ Loader, the combination is ideal for mining exploration clients who stipulate some of the highest safety standards, without compromising on productivity.
 
Production drilling services
Boart Longyear’s drilling service teams are dedicated to delivering safe, fast and effective production drilling by using pneumatic/hydraulic down-the-hole or top hammer methods for slot and inverse raises, long-hole drill and blast, V-30 drilling and cable bolt drilling.
 
Health and Safety in Mineral Exploration
For the sixth year in a row, Boart Longyear’s global EHS and training manager, Brian Maeck, presented at the PDAC Health and Safety in Mineral Exploration Short Course. Maeck’s presentation on Saturday, March 4 covered the basics of drilling, associated hazards and controls, Boart Longyear’s safety programs and safety culture.

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