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Major Drilling America Receives Commendation for ‘Outstanding Drill Program’

By October 20, 2022September 26th, 2023No Comments

Major Drilling America is proud to receive a commendation from Western Exploration, a Nevada, USA-focused precious metals exploration company. Teams commenced drilling at the Doby George gold exploration project in July 2022. They received compliments not only for their drill performance, but also for cleanliness of the drill site and their ability to bring results.

“The entire drill crew did a safe and professional job,” wrote Mark Hawksworth, Western Exploration Aura Project General Manager. “The core recovery was better than expected, given the past history of drilling at Doby George.”

Western Exploration staff review drill results at the Doby George diamond drill site north of Elko, Nevada, USA. Photo credit: Western Exploration

Doby George is one of the highest grade, undeveloped open pit heap leach resources in northeast Nevada and one of three mineral deposits on Western Exploration’s 100% owned Aura Project. Three Major Drilling crews completed the diamond drill program which concluded in September 2022. Drill teams included Senior Foremen Jeremy Nevin and Joel Shockey and well as Ian Campbell, Allen Anttila, Robert Jasso, David Nelson, Jonathan O’Dorne, Ron Sheets, Sean Sangster and Brian Taylor.

Hawksworth added, “On behalf of Western Exploration, I would like to thank all three Major Drilling crews for an outstanding drill program this year at Doby George. Thank you for a safe and successful 2022 Drill Program.”

Major Drilling America has supported Western Exploration projects since 2015 in Nevada. “The partnership Major has with the senior management at Western Exploration goes back to other projects we’ve done for them in South America in Chile and in Mexico,” said Nguyen Do, General Manager of USA Surface Operations. “We’ve been drilling for Western Exploration every year, and we always make sure we provide the best quality crews and safe production for the project.”

The 2022 drill program at Doby George called for 2,000 meters of core drilling. Major Drilling’s specialized drilling teams used PQ rods to complete the campaign. Photo credit: Western Exploration

This view shows the Major Drilling rig setup at the Western Exploration Doby George deposit. Photo credit: Western Exploration

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