CASE HISTORY ROTARY SONIC DRILL
Location: Mojave Desert, Arizona
The Application: Mineral Exploration.
The Challenge: BLM Land required
minimal surface disruption. Large area (30km2) to access. 600 sampling
points required for resource averages. Require core samples for bulk densities.
No water available. Minerals contained in the alluvial volcanic overburden
and in the underlaying caliche
The Vibratory Sonic Drill Meta Probe Solution: Trailer mounted
Sonic Meta-Drill and a 4x4 pick up truck. Sonic drill head used for undisturbed
sample collection and volumetric bulk density determination. Rotary configuration
utilized to spin solid stem augers for sample collection in the caliche.