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					Drilling 101
Minerals North, Smithers BC
        April 17, 2008
An Introduction to:

Drills
Exploration Drilling
Diamond Drilling in Northwest BC
Drills:
 Auger
Drills:
 Auger
 Directional
Drills:
 Auger
 Directional
 Percussive
Drills:
 Auger
 Directional
 Percussive
 Mud Rotary
Drills:
 Auger
 Directional
 Percussive
 Mud Rotary
 Oil field
Mineral Exploration Drilling:

 Is ALL about the sample:
Mineral Exploration Drilling:

 Is ALL about the sample:
   Reverse Circulation Drilling
Mineral Exploration Drilling:

 Is ALL about the sample:
   Reverse Circulation Drilling
   Diamond Drilling
Reverse Circulation
 Truck Mounted
Reverse Circulation
 Truck Mounted
 Flyable version
Reverse Circulation
 Truck Mounted
 Flyable
 Tooling
Reverse Circulation
 Truck Mounted
 Flyable
 Tooling
 Sample
Diamond Drills

 Skid mounted
Diamond Drills

 Skid mounted
 Heli portable
Diamond Drills

 Skid mounted
 Heli Portable
 Man Portable
Diamond Drills

 Mechanical
 Hydraulic
 Man Portable
 Tooling
Diamond Drills

 Mechanical
 Hydraulic
 Man Portable
 Tooling
 Sample
Reverse Circ.
 Pros:
   Low cost
Reverse Circ.
 Pros:
   Low cost
   Large sample
Reverse Circ.
 Pros:
   Low cost
   Large sample
   High production
Reverse Circ.
 Pros:
   Low cost
   Large sample
   High production
   Does not require water
Reverse Circ.
 Pros:                      Cons:
   Low cost                   Lower quality sample
   Large sample
   High production
   Does not require water
Reverse Circ.
 Pros:                      Cons:
   Low cost                   Lower quality sample
   Large sample               Heavy equipment
   High production
   Does not require water
Reverse Circ.
 Pros:                      Cons:
   Low cost                   Lower quality sample
   Large sample               Heavy equipment
   High production            Holes tend to deviate
   Does not require water
Diamond Drilling
 Pros:
   High quality sample
Diamond Drilling
 Pros:
   High quality sample
   Structure is preserved
Diamond Drilling
 Pros:
   High quality sample
   Structure is preserved
   Finer features of
   mineralization are intact
Diamond Drilling
 Pros:
   High quality sample
   Structure is preserved
   Finer features of
   mineralization are intact
   Smaller drills, more
   mobile
Diamond Drilling
 Pros:
   High quality sample
   Structure is preserved
   Finer features of
   mineralization are intact
   Smaller more mobile
   Straighter holes
Diamond Drilling
 Pros:                         Cons
   High quality sample           High cost
   Structure is preserved
   Finer features of
   mineralization are intact
   Smaller more mobile
   Straighter holes
Diamond Drilling
 Pros:                         Cons
   High quality sample           High cost
   Structure is preserved        Requires water
   Finer features of
   mineralization are intact
   Smaller more mobile
   Straighter holes
Diamond Drilling
 Pros:                         Cons
   High quality sample           High cost
   Structure is preserved        Requires water
   Finer features of             Lower rate of
   mineralization are intact     production
   Smaller more mobile
   Straighter holes
Diamond Drilling in NW BC
Logistics:
 Mobilization
Logistics:
 Mobilization
Logistics:
 Mobilization
Logistics:
 Mobilization
Logistics:
 Mobilization
 Support
Logistics:
 Mobilization
 Support
Logistics:
 Mobilization
 Support
Logistics:
 Mobilization
 Support
Drilling
Drilling:
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
Drilling
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Drilling
Drilling Stats:
Drilling
                         400                                                                                 374
                         350                  Meters drilled on Northwest BC
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   Thousands of Metres




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