THE SONIC META DRILL IN TAILING PROFILING
CASE HISTORY OF BAUXITE TAILINGS
Client Level: Corporation
Location: Bauxity tailings ponds, Central
The Problem: Assess trace element content in entire depth of tailings.
The Challenge: Collect
samples to 200 foot depth in quality caustic (pH 13), very fluid (35%
solids), and gel-like material, from a floating platform with minimal
exposure of the operator to material sampled.
The Sonic Drill Meta Probe Solution: High-frequency
vibratory coring to promote smooth flow of material into sampler; light-weight
equipment and single-use PVC sample tubes to reduce operator exposure
to material; hold-back capability to prevent distension or compression