Kentor Minerals – Jervois Project


Kentor Minerals (NT) Pty Ltd


Jervois, NT, Australia


Infill resource definition, ~12,000m RC

Project Challenges

  • Managing hole deviation issues
  • Angled drilling in areas
  • Terrain for drill pads
  • Adverse temperature conditions given Northern Territory location
  • Set up for RC double-shift drilling

Our Approach and Equipment Used

  • Two specialist RC rigs (Schramm T685 track and truck mounted rigs) with onboard air and rod handlers
  • Two 8×8 support trucks
  • Two Mine Specified Toyota Landcruiser LV’s
  • Fuel and water pods
  • One X container with critical spares
  • Survey equipment

Client Outcomes

  • Zero Lost Time Injuries (LTI’s)
  • RC holes achieving max hole depth of ~530m, with < 3 degree deviation through hammer and stabilizer setup
  • 12,000m of drilling completed
  • Rigs and crews optimized for double shift RC drilling
  • Significant decrease in budget cost given decrease requirement for diamond drilling
  • New mineralization zone identified

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