Surface Coring

Horizonte Mineiro has experience in surface coring drilling for mining exploration and construction and uses a wide global network combining a global team of surface coring experts with top-notch surface coring rigs and equipment.

You can count on Horizonte Mineiro for:

  1. A complete range of core sizes, from NQ* to PQ* reaching up to 2000 m in NQ* size.
  2. Qualified crews
  3. Excellent core recovery rates
  4. Directional drilling techniques
  5. Core orientation and surveys
  6. Top performances

Sonic Drilling

Sonic Drilling equipment can be made available simply to provide sonic drilling services but also for whom is interested in acquiring sonic drilling rigs and associated sonic equipment and toolings. Horizonte Mineiro can leverage on partnerships with Sonic Drilling rigs producers and imported the first Sonic Drilling rig available in the Brazilian market.

Sonic Drilling is an ideal technology assuring the highest possible recovery close to 100% without using water or other drilling fluids and with high penetration rate comparing to standard drilling techniques. Sonic drilling is ideal for the following applications:

  1. Drilling and sampling through unconsolidated and sandy formations
  2. Drilling in fractured hard rock
  3. Drilling in tailings
  4. Geotechnical and environmental surveys

Other Services

Horizonte Mineiro can provide also the following services:

  1. Manpower to perform Surface and Underground Coring services counting on a wide network of international drillers
  2. Directional Drilling services using wedging systems or downhole motors installed and operated by experienced directional drillers
  3. Drilling Services with manportable rigs
  4. Experienced mining consultants on a global scale that could help our clients in coordinating turn-key exploration projects

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