Sitech WA helps Castle Drilling Complete Project

Last year, Castle Drilling Company was contracted to complete an extensive drilling project, creating 200 2.5-metre-deep holes per day. Due to the size and nature of this project, Castle Drilling enlisted the help of Sitech WA. Sitech WA has been a reliable partner to Castle Drilling, helping to complete projects efficiently, while remaining on time […]

Paperless systems

Castle Drilling have been utilising cloud-based storage for all systems for some time, which enables up to date client and employee access at all times. While in the field, each drilling crew have a robust iPad which has an integrated daily drill reporting system that is trailered for CDC requirements. Take 5s, rig inductions, site […]

An Introduction to Reverse Circulation Drilling

When choosing a drilling method, especially for exploration and grade control, one must consider many factors such as cost, time, environmental impact, depth of drilling and sample quality. Reverse Circulation drilling offers many advantages over other drilling methods, such as Rotary Air Blast drilling or diamond drilling. This article will explain what Reverse Circulation drilling […]

What is Reverse Circulation Drilling

What is Reverse Circulation (RC) Drilling? [Inc. Video]

Reverse circulation (or RC as it’s more commonly known) drilling is an essential tool in the mining industry. In addition to other oil rigs and drill rigs, reverse circulation drills assist in the productivity and accuracy in mining jobs. RC drilling is a drilling method involving a large rotary drill and air compressor that yields […]

RC Drillers achieve 0.3% sample errors from a 9000 sample population

During a recent Reverse Circulation exploration drilling campaign, Castle Drilling Company delivered the client 100% sample return (2x 20kg samples with nosample loss at all), and 28 errors over a sample population of 9000. These errors largely consisted of spilt bags and numbering issues which were easily rectified. The challenge during the 6 week program […]