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Surface Drilling Services

You can count on our global team of local experts for any of your surface drilling projects around the world.

Major Drilling has positioned itself as one of the largest specialized operators in the world by leveraging its main competitive advantages: specialized equipment, long-standing relationships with the world’s largest mining companies, access to capital, a strong safety culture and skilled personnel. This positioning is strengthened by the company’s senior management having experienced several economic and mining industry cycles.

We have built a solid reputation based on our commitment to improving our health, safety, and environmental programs. It is critical for us to also build on all of our partnerships, including our local relationships around the world.

Our experienced employees, modern drilling equipment with rod handling capabilities, innovation, and inancial stability has allowed us to always offer Quality, Safety and Results.

Core Drilling



Reverse Circulation


Water Wells

Blast Hole Drilling


Depth Capabilities

Core Drilling

Deep Hole – High

Medium Hole – High

Shallow Hole – High

RC/Rotary and Blast Hole

Exploration and RC

Grade Control

Blast Hole

Who We’ve Worked With

Since 2010, Major Drilling has drilled more than 250,000 meters for Sabina Gold and Silver on the Back River Gold project in Nunavut. During this time Sabina strove for continuous improvement of safety and environmental standards, as well as increasing efficiency and cost control in all areas of the growing project. I am very pleased to say that Major Drilling management and crews have been active and willing participants in this improvement process, to the extent that in the 2014 drilling program at Back River had the lowest incident rate and the highest production rate in the project’s history. In addition, Major’s attention to detail in fuel containment and their innovative approach to the management of water and drill cuttings has attracted praise from government and Inuit organization inspectors, and has helped establish the project as a leader in environmental stewardship in the territory.
Major has made every effort to help Sabina achieve its corporate goals in production, cost reduction, safety, and environment.

Dave Smith, P. Geo., Exploration Manager
Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.

We are extremely happy with Major’s performance on this project here in Red Lake and it continues gaining momentum. From an operational standpoint, it is the most ‘worry free’ project I’ve been involved in since joining Goldcorp, which is extremely important as there is a lot of pressure these days on finding the next mine.

Stephen Booking, Exploration Geologist

Where We’ve Been