Swick Mining recently sat down with George Horsham, a rugby-mad former diamond driller, to discover what it was like to work on Australian mine sites during the 1950s and 1960s.
Diamond core drilling has advanced in leaps and bounds since then. Technology advancements mean state-of-the-art rigs today allow hole set-ups to be completed within minutes instead of hours, and moves carried out within hours not days.
Newcrest Mining recently held its second Newcrest Crowd online challenge, Get 2 the Core, encouraging problem solvers to tackle a complex mining problem by providing a real business challenge, data sets and opportunities for ongoing partnerships.
Ausdrill has joined the Gold Industry Group as a strong advocate and service provider to the gold sector.
Ausdrill Managing Director Ron Sayers started the company in 1987 with a single drill rig operating from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Today the Ausdrill Group employs over 4,000 staff worldwide.
“Gold is our core business, and over the past 30 years we have provided services to many of the world’s leading gold mining companies, both in Australia and Africa.