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Diamond drilling for geotechnical investigation

Easternwell’s Gorey and Cole team has been diamond drilling 400-500 meter HQ holes at Olympic Dam for geotechnical investigation with the first two holes successfully completed.

The crew have remained incident free working a 24-hour campaign achieving 17.34 metres per shift.

The geotechnical information gained from diamond drilling will provide our client with detailed information on the formation that will be used to develop the construction methodology for upcoming raise bores.

Wire line diamond drilling is a continuous drilling technique used to remove core samples from the hole that can be sampled and analysed by geologist and engineers, before geophysical logging the hole.

Two additional holes have been added to the current program due to the quality of the information received, and the safe operation of rig crew.

Easternwell is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, specialising in providing drilling, well servicing and remote mobile camp management services to the mining, oil and gas industries. The company’s depth of expertise, experience and capability enables it to deliver a full service offering to clients, including logistics and facilities management, consulting, construction, care and welfare, operations and maintenance and business support services. The group’s capability is further enhanced as a Ferrovial company, a multinational infrastructure operator and municipal services company, committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions. Find out more at: www.easternwell.com.au | www.broadspectrum.comwww.ferrovial.com/en

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