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BACKPACK DIAMOND CORE DRILLING

Our backpack diamond core drills are permitless to operate in most jurisdictions of Canada. The drills are man-portable, fast penetrating to depths of up to 10m and provide core samples that would otherwise be impossible to obtain without using a full size diamond drill rig.

MINERAL EXPLORATION DRILLING

EFU provides the unique service of backpack-portable, diamond core drilling. Well-suited to remote, greenfields property exploration, our backpack drills are ideal as near-surface initial sampling (soil or rock) and geologic mapping tools.

- Lightweight/man portable diamond core drill
- Fast penetrating to depths of up to 10m
- 25mm diameter hole/15mm core AQ
- Minimal footprint disturbance
- No permitting requirements in most jurisdictions
- Can replace trenching in inaccessible areas
- Penetrate lacustrine clays to sample bedrock-related soils below
- Build overburden or bedrock stratigraphy
- Test depth to bedrock and collect bedrock sample
- Collect structural data
- Collect soil or rock samples through swamps
- Follow up on high grade rock samples
- Prove continuity of veins

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ENVIRONMENTAL & GEOTECHNICAL DRILLING

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Our backpack diamond drills are ideal for a wide range of environmental and geotechnical applications such as soil sampling and monitoring, materials testing, and geotechnical investigation.

The drills are portable and versatile allowing us to quickly drill into soils or rock in backyards, in basements or parking garages, between buildings, under trees and power lines, and near sensitive buried objects
such as storage tanks and underground pipes.

- Collect core for geotechnical testing
- Investigative drilling for structure foundation
- Subsurface site investigation 
- Drilling for Environmental Site Assessment (e.g. Phase II ESA)
- Soil investigations
- Monitoring well drilling
- Collect interval samples in deep soils 
- Quickly and conveniently place numerous soil borings in nearly all kinds of materials
- Drill in difficult-to-access locations
- Core asphalt and cement installations to gather samples for testing
- Test for depth to bedrock
- Drill and sample bedrock for stability testing
- Drill dimension stone deposits to test quality

A DISCOVERY MADE POSSIBLE WITH OUR BACKPACK DRILLS

ALDEVER DRILLS 0.29 M OF 2.31% U3O8 AT KEY LAKE ROAD FROM “HIGHWAY ZONE” A NEW DISCOVERY AT KEY LAKE ROAD URANIUM PROJECT, SASKATCHEWAN

Short-hole drilling at the specific locations of anomalous spectrometer readings allowed us to target the radioactive source at depth 


BACKPACK DIAMOND DRILLING AT THE MARGURETE GOLD PROJECT

Near surface diamond drilling in mineralized zone at the Margurete Gold Project, Coastal BC