Drilling in these iron ore formations provides many challenges from working in harsh weather to very hard ground conditions. The 09UMX™ Stage 2 bit, from the Ultramatrix ™ line of diamond bits, is one of Boart Longyear's most versatile impregnated bits.
Underlying physical and chemical processes of formation are common to many metallic and nonmetallic ore deposits. A good deal of data is lacking about the processes of ore formation, ranging from how metals are released from source rocks through transport to deposition and post-deposition alteration.
Drilling in the benches of open pit mining is done for production of iron ore with mechanized drills specific for each mining method. The main objective of drilling operations is to create a hole of suitable diameter, depth and direction in rock for explosives to be placed for blasting activities.
Dual-tube flooded reverse circulation method develops water wells Boart Longyear has multi-year contracts with the largest iron ore mining operations in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia (WA) to undertake water well drilling at active and future mine sites.
Since 2003, Wallis Drilling has operated in over 20 iron ore sites across the Pilbara and Africa. Currently, Wallis completes over 300 kilometres of RC drilling a year. Our major clients tell us that we have set a new benchmark for drilling contractors working for their organisations.