TECHNOLOGY

SMART PRECISION DRILLING

We remove barriers rooted in how we mine large open pits and underground tunnels.

Surgical Mining?

Flexible, mobile and small.

Our unique technology integrates into conventional drilling tools, making them able to pinpoint, map, navigate and extract high-value stranded deposits without the need for costly infrastructure.

Explore the many benefits of our technology

Economic
Environmental
social & safety

how it works

our 3-phase process.

PHASE 1

Collect & interpret guidance data

Our Near Borehole Imaging Tool (NBIT) collects subsurface data, defines ore-body geometry, and calculates optimal drill trajectory.

PHASE 2

SMART DRILLING

A conventional drill armed with our course-correction and control systems surgically extracts the deposit.

PHASE 3

PROGRESSIVE BACKFILLING

Waste is used to ‘backfill’ the holes allowing progressive ‘real-time’ rehabilitation for surrounding environment.

Economic benefits

  • Unlocks stranded assets, avoiding costly exploration.
  • Easily scalable, mobile equipment.
  • Lower project risk & lower CAPEX.
  • Reduces tailings costs & environmental liabilities.
  • Faster ore-production & permitting.
  • Increases production flexibility.
  • Integrates quickly & easily into existing operations.

Environmental impact

  • Minimal footprint & disruption.
  • Waste/tailings returned to ground (reduces risk of tailings disasters).
Safety & social license
  • Zero Entry Mine, operators remain above ground.
  • No blasting, dust or noise pollution.
95% less waste produced
44% reduction in GHG
98% less water