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Why Diamonds Are Often Used in Mining Drills

It probably seems a little strange or odd that a diamond, a gemstone that is one of the most popular and holds such a high status in society would even be considered to be used in a mining drill, especially since diamonds are one of the more sought after gems in the world. But it is true, diamonds a ...more

What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Horizontal directional drilling is also known as directional boring, slant drilling and deviated drilling and it is a way of drilling trenchless holes in the ground. When used for the oil and gas industry this type of drilling or boring involves laterally drilling of a variety of wells through a zon ...more

Mining Systems Can Involve Four Main Types of Mining

When it comes to mining systems there are four main types of mining that you will find involved. There is dredging, surface mining, underground mining, and insitu mining. All of these types of mining have their own mining systems that help them process whatever ore or natural materials the miners ar ...more

What Exactly is Core Drilling?

When it comes to the mining industry, core drilling is their main mode for exploration. For instance in the Western United States alone, core drilling for copper, gold as well as silver is something that is done all year round. The actual concept of this technique is quite simple. There is a rod tha ...more

Oil Drilling Requires Special Oilfield Equipment

The procedure of oil drilling requires people who can expertly use oilfield equipment. These people are part of a crew that drills a hole from the starter and drills a hole from the depth that is already preset for the drilling. The process of drilling for oil involves a variety of different steps i ...more

What are the Top Mining Supplies Needed for Mining Gold

Mining for gold is an ancient practice and is still one that is going strong and the equipment and mining supplies that are required depend upon the nature of the operation and where the gold deposits are located. Wh ether the gold is in sediment or hard rock, the type of items needed will vary.  ...more

How To Do Simple Rock Drilling

Even rock drilling in a simple fashion can be a difficult because rock is one of the toughest substances to do drilling in. It is also a very highly usable substance for a variety of different purposes. If you have some rock that you want to drill holes into you don't always have to hire a professio ...more

What is Directional Drilling and How Does it Works

Directional drilling is a type of drilling that has been used for oil and gas since the 1920s. The technology has improved over the past years the overall concept of it is still the same. It is all about drilling wells at a variety of different angles, not just vertically in order to reach and produ ...more

A Short History of Mining and Mining Technology

Mining can be described as a process where you physically remove minerals, rock, or ore from the earth. This includes underground mining and surface mining. Mining technology has been around for centuries and has changed over that time in several ways. Discoveries through archaeological finds g ...more

There is More Than One Type of Drilling Rig

When it comes to drilling, you will quickly find out that there is more than just one type of drilling rig. In fact there are several different types. The kind of rig that you select will depend upon the drilling requirement that each drill site has. Land Based Drilling Rig – This drill is one  ...more


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