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Surface and Underground Mining Equipment and Services

Montabert HC95 Case Study: Optimising Drill Productivity

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POGO, an Alaskan gold mine using a competitor's drifters, wanted to lower consumable costs, and improve penetration rates and safety. Our company's drill experts were brought to site to investigate potential solutions that would allow the mine to achieve and exceed its targets.

After comprehensive, application-specific investigation and analysis, we proposed that POGO trial the Montabert HC95 drifter, which was designed for ease of drifter conversion, and to provide the penetration rates improvements and lower consumable costs of legacy Montabert drills. The mine agreed to validate the HC95 in regards to drill times, operating costs, maintenance and safety.

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