Exploration Drilling

Drilling investigations to evaluate a properties potential.

Exploration projects involve investigating the existence or the defining of known deposits or suspected subsurface material(s); such as, precious and base metals, coal, and other valuable minerals. Mining companies contract drilling service providers to facilitate these subsurface investigations to evaluate their properties.

Geotech’s exploration department was developed in 2006 to satisfy the requests of their mining clients to whom we were completing geotechnical investigations at their projects. Geotech offers multiple drilling methodologies including, but not limited to; core drilling (i.e. diamond drilling) of all typical core sizes up to PQ size, air coring, rotary air blast, wet rotary, bulk sampling and reverse circulation.

These dedicated exploration services have grown significantly and includes projects in; the Canadian Arctic, Western Canada, USA, Chile, Greenland and Suriname.


Exploration Clients

Numerous major mining companies have sought Geotech’s exploration services to complete projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Allegiance Coal
  • Anglo American
  • Atrum Coal
  • B2Gold
  • BMC Mining
  • Galore Creek Mining Corporation
  • Goldcorp
  • Grande Cache Coal
  • JDS Mining
  • KGHM International (formerly Quadra FNX Mining)
  • MMG
  • Montem Resources
  • Newmont Mining
  • New Gold Mining
  • Rio Tinto
  • RoxGold
  • Skeena Resources
  • Teck Resources
  • TMAC Resources
  • Vale

Geotech has initiated the pursuit of completing the Drilling Excellence Certified (DEC) Program through the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association (CDDA), and is an active CDDA member since 2008. Geotech is also a member of the Coal Association of Canada.


Exploration Projects

Below are a few examples of our exploration drilling projects. To view more, click here.

ESKAY CREEK PROGRAM

Eskay Creek, Skeena Resources Ltd, Golden Triangle BC

AFRICA EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Roxgold, Burkina Faso, West Africa

HOPE BAY DRILL PROGRAM

Agnico Eagle (previous TMAC Resources)
Hope Bay, Nunavut, Canada

GALORE CREEK EXPLORATION DRILL PROGRAM

Newmont Corporation, Golden Triangle, BC, Canada

KUDZ ZE KAYAH EXPLORATION AND GEOTECHNICAL PROGRAM

BMC Minerals, Ross River, Yukon, Canada

BARKERVILLE GOLD MINES

Osisko Metals, Wells, BC, Canada