MANAGING TECHNICAL DRILLING IN THE RESOURCE EXPLORATION PROGRAM

World Mining Congress
In this paper technical drilling is referred to as the process of collecting engineering and metallurgical parameters for subsequent mine design considerations. Throughout the development of a mineral exploration property there are various opportunities to ‘piggy-back’ technical drilling onto the routine exploration drilling process, helping to reduce future costs and delays associated with re-drilling and missing information. This article is written from the engineers and metallurgists point of view, to outline some best practices for exploration borehole planning and technical data collection requirements.
Keywords: Drilling; Costs; Cost; CORE; Models; Model; exploration; Data; Boreholes;
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