These are some of the projects TECH has been involved in over the years, however, several of TECH's more recent projects are not able to be included on the website due to privacy and confidentiality agreements.
TECH has provided ongoing directional support at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in British Columbia through the 2013 and 2014 drilling campaigns. These Directionally Drilled programs ran from June to October in both 2013 and 2014. Because of the mountainous terrain and the shortened drilling season, using a branching method versus drilling new holes saved valuable time and greatly reduced the total number of meters drilled. The DeviDrill™ system was used to replace most of the wedging and improved the separation possible off the parent holes. - Referral
TECH supported the delineation drilling campaign at Stornoway’s Renard project in Quebec from April through to November 2014. TECH provided directional services using the Devico Devidrill and complete program survey services using a combination of North Seeking Gyro and gravity/magnetic survey tools. Working with the client’s geologists, TECH’s crew supported three drilling platforms at the peak of the program.
TECH has supported two drilling programs for Xstrata’s Matagami project. The first program ran from February 2013 to November 2013 and employed a new planning strategy to minimize the use of bypass wedges. By carefully planning the location and direction of the Devidrilled sections, we were able to cut off at these points starting the next branch using only a standard core barrel. Two main benefits to this approach were time savings and reduction in the risk of losing a hole due to movement of the bypass wedge. By managing the programs' three drills effectively, TECH was able to complete 43 delineation targets in ten months at an average depth of 1300 meters. See the corresponding PDF file if you are interested in further information. - More Information
TECH Directional Services provided directional support for ongoing delineation drillholes that had deviated beyond the norm. Upon arriving at the site, and learning of a major change in the program focus, TECH’s crews provided the flexibility required and quickly had the directional tooling dialled in to provide support for directional issues at hand.- Referral
Through 2013 and 2014 TECH experimented with an “on call” option to clients in close proximity to TECH’s base of operations in Sudbury. This type of support was made available for clients who didn’t have a need for ongoing, permanent directional support at their drill programs, but required intermittent directional input in special circumstances. Through this method TECH has provided services to Vale on several occasions in the Sudbury Basin with good success, and with equal success has used it with SAS Goldfields in the Matheson area.
Between 2008 and 2013 TECH Directional worked on an extensive Directional Drilling program underground at Red Lake Mine in Balmertown. - Referral
This surface drilling program started in January 2011 and was completed in November 2012. This project consisted of four drills which were monitored and directional corrections were made as needed. Most of the Directional work was done between 1000 to 1500 meters depth. For many of the first holes that were collared, we needed to steer around old mine workings to enable us to hit the targets required. This was done successfully time after time. To ensure survey accuracy while drilling these holes we used our North Seeking Gyro. - Referral
The Aurora exploration camp in Guyana started in 2011 and was completed in spring 2012. It was one of the most challenging projects we have faced to date. The unique cylindrical shape and rock composition of the gold deposit tested the limits of the DeviDrill system both in rock hardness and in target depths ranging from 1450m to 2000m. - Referral
From April 2012 to November 2012, TECH Directional Services worked on the Aurico Gold Young Davidson Project. To achieve our targets we were steering near or beyond 1000 meters. The North seeking Gyro was used to keep track of the location and trajectory of all drill holes.