Exploration Drilling

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Geomechanics 25 yearsWhat is Exploration Drilling?

Exploration drilling is used in the mineral mining industry to probe the contents of known ore deposits or to explore sites for potential geological/commercial value. Exploration drilling allows geologists to extract and examine sample ore profiles at the surface with reduced environmental impact & lower costs as opposed to alternative methods of exploration ore extraction. 

Exploration Drilling Excellence

Geomechanics, a subsidiary of Geogroup, was conceived by Dave Rossiter in 1989 to service the geotechnical investigation and testing market. Over a decade later, Geomechanics commenced the gradual undertaking of branching out into exploration drilling and today, through our continued policy of training staff and investing in industry-leading exploration drilling equipment Geomechanics is the leaders in its field.


“In the last 10 years the most radical changes have been diversification into different forms of drilling and different types of machinery which, in turn, provide services for different requirements related to exploration drilling and geotechnical work.” says Rossiter.

Code of Ethics

At the GEOGROUP of companies we are committed to sustainable development. Health, safety and environmental responsibilities are integral to the way we do business. We commit to continual improvement in our performance, efficient use of natural resources and aspire to zero harm to people and the environment.

Wherever we operate we will:

Develop, implement and maintain management systems for health, safety and the environment that are consistent with internationally recognised standards which enable us to:

  • Identify, assess and manage risks to employees, contractors and the environment.
  • Strive to achieve leading industry practice.
  • Meet and exceed applicable legal requirements.
  • Set and achieve targets that include reducing and preventing pollution.
  • Develop our people and provide resources to meet our targets.
  • Support the fundamental human rights of employees and contractors.
  • Respect the traditional rights of indigenous peoples.
  • Care for the environment and value cultural heritage.
  • Advise on the responsible use of our service.

Seek opportunities to share our success by:

  • Developing partnerships that focus on creating sustainable value for everyone
  • Building relationships based on honesty, openness, mutual trust and involvement, and share responsibility for meeting the requirements of this policy.
  • We will be successful when we achieve our targets toward our goal of zero harm and are valued by the communities in which we work.