Aeon Metals – Walford Creek Diamond Drilling


Aeon Metals


Walford Creek Project, Doomadgee, Queensland, Australia


Diamond and reverse circulation drilling, 30,000m per annum

Project Challenges

  • Remote location for logistics
  • High water flows
  • Lithology (faults, sheers, weathered ground)
  • Changing rig configurations as per client requirements
  • Deep reverse circulation
  • Managing deviation

Our Approach and Equipment Used

  • 2 X Sandvik DE880HC
  • 1 X Sandvik DE840
  • 3 X 8×8 support trucks
  • 1 X Tilt tray
  • 2 X 20 foot containers
  • 2 X Fuel trailers
  • 2 X Auxiliary Booster/Compressor trucks
  • 4 X Light vehicles

Client Outcomes

  • Lowest ever cost per metre
  • >98% rig availability across all rigs
  • 0 Lost Time Injuries

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