UNDERGROUND CORE DRILLING
As the industry leader in underground core drilling experience and a diverse fleet of diamond core drill rigs, Vanguard’s underground drilling services can cover any underground drilling project.
With in-house fabrication and manufacturing capabilities, allows us to develop drills that can be tailored perfectly to meet any mines room constraints, depth requirements and environmental concerns.
Vanguard’s underground drilling services include
- Core Drilling
- Deep Hole Exploration
- Utility and Drain Hole Installations
- Automated Rod Handling
- Multipurpose Drills For RC & Core
- Worlds Deepest Drilling Fleet
Underground Reverse Circulation
Our fleet of RC rigs is ideal for mineral exploration with our dual-wall drill pipe. We offer a variety of different RC services ranging from exploration to instrumentation installation. Many of the advantages are:
- Long Hole Production Drilling
- Faster penetration than core or standard rotary
- No surface casing needed Significant mud savings in poor formations
- Great sample recovery in high water-bearing formations
- Less cost per foot over Diamond Core Drilling
- Block Caving
Underground RC capabilities for production mining and mineral exploration include depth capabilities up to 400′.
SURFACE CORE DRILLING
We use highly mobile surface core drill rigs configured as truck, crawler and skid mounted. Our fleet can support a wide range of drilling applications and are capable of drilling depths up to 10,000+ feet. Our clients have already utilized our surface rigs for applications such as:
- Mineral exploration
- Multi-Purpose Drilling
- Percussive / DTH Drilling
- Feasibility analysis
- Installing Piezometers
- Instrumentation installation
- Oriented Core
- Production & Monitor wells
Our track record of safely hitting targets, recovering perfect samples and adapting to clients specific needs while adhering to planned budgets are the main reasons so many mines and engineers use Vanguard.
SPECIALTY DRILLING SERVICES
We offer a variety of drilling services worldwide drilling services ranging from mineral exploration and mining to geo technical sampling for all types of engineering research. Our technical and operational expertise contributes greatly to our reputation for practical and innovative performance, resulting in the successful completion of complex, challenging drilling projects.
HELICOPTER DRILLING SERVICES
Vanguard can deliver on portable drill rig moves and perform precision lifting and load placement to any location utilizing our partnerships with helicopter service companies in USA, Canada and Mexico.