Bulk Sampling

Bulk samples of soil
Our drilling equipment is suited to use to obtain bulk samples of soil for mineral exploration.  A hydraulic rotary drill is used to probe the soils to obtain bulk samples for laboratory analysis when searching for mineral deposits. Where appropriate temporary casings or water can be used to stabilise the bore during sampling.
Using a telescopic kelly bar and auger for soil excavation it is possible to drill up to 70 m depth to obtain these samples.  A drilling bucket is typically used at the sampling depth to recover a relatively undisturbed sample of soil. The bucket is emptied over a hopper that contains a sample bag to secure then soil sample for laboratory analysis.