Record NQ Hole Drilled at Mexico’s Industrias Peñoles Bismark Mine

By Thursday December 19th, 2019 Blogs, Industry News

Major Drilling Mexico recently announced it reached its deepest NQ diameter hole at just over 1,985 meters at the Bismark Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. The team is proud of their drilling accomplishment, a true milestone for drilling operations in the region. Also gratifying is the positive partnership with Industrias Peñoles which wholly owns Bismark Mine, one of Mexico’s largest zinc mines, in operation since 1992.

Drilling at Bismark is a team effort with drillers, mechanics, and management guiding the achievement.  “These are not easy holes to complete,” Cory Crawford, Major Drilling Mexico Assistant Branch Manager, said. “Being dry holes, we have to use special back-end dry hole valves made in house.”

Major Drilling’s established its first contract with Industrias Peñoles just 18 months ago and has already drilled nearly 50,000 meters.

The Major Drilling Mexico team that achieved the branch’s deepest NQ diameter hole in Mexico poses with core drilling equipment on site at the Bismark Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico.

The core drilling work Major Drilling performs is to explore and support long-term mining at Bismark. Every job is done with highly-trained drilling experts who make safety a core value and a top priority. They use risk assessments tools such as TAKE 5 every day.

“TAKE 5 means accidents at work are prevented, helping us all return home healthy,” Alberto Garcia Gutierrez, driller with Major Drilling Mexico, said. Major Drilling promotes a proactive approach to the health and safety of all employees.

Major Drilling is proud of its many Mexico mining partnerships. Continued investment in equipment, people and services ensure the quality, safety and results clients expect. Learn how to get your next drilling program started with Major Drilling. Contact David Boucher, Major Drilling Mexico General Manager, today.