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Over the past couple of months, we have been very busy with the manufacturing and assembly of our new customized CPTu rig specifically designed with stability in mind. Stability, which is a very important factor when conducting CPTu tests where the ground conditions show characteristics of a lower shear strength value or cohesiveness. With our smaller TG63-150 and TG73-200 CPTu ...

Raising of the Dam Wall

This long-overdue project, to raise a dam wall in South Africa, finally got underway in late 2019. The project involves the raising of the existing dam wall by building a new wall against the existing wall built in 1935 and extending the height of the wall by 13m. By raising the dam wall, it will increase the capacity of the dam to almost double. Allowing for more irrigation in ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | Arpil 2021

April 2021 Newsletter As we head into the second quarter of the year, many of us stand in amazement that it has already been 1 year since the start of the national lockdown. Although many countries around the world are still facing various challenges, we can positively say that having the ability to adapt is an invaluable strength in a personal capacity and when it comes to ru ...

Reaching New Heights | Converting our Atlas Copco CS1500

Exploration Drilling is used in the mineral mining sector 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 core profiles at the surface with reduced environmental impact and lower costs.The Atlas Copco CS-1500 is a rotary core drill rig used in explorat ...

Birthday Tree Tags | A GeoGroup staff appreciation initiative

We have started this year on a greener, more sustainable note. Over the past 2 months, we have been planting trees in Lanseria as part of our staff appreciation initiative.This was one of the goals our late CEO and founder of GeoGroup DAVE ROSSITER had...to make a difference to our environment and to reduce our carbon footprint as a company. The initiative, which he entrusted t ...

Reverse Circulation Drilling | Letšeng Diamond Mine

“The Geomechanics drill team drilled 3 354 meters using the Reverse Circulation drill method.”What is Reverse Circulation Drilling? Reverse Circulation drilling, or RC drilling, is a specific method of drilling which makes use of dual wall drill rods. These drill rods are a combination of an outer drill rod and an inner tube. With RC drilling, the rock is fragmented into chips ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | March 2021

Let's March! The best way to describe the energy among the GeoGroup team since the beginning of the year, and especially this month, would be the popular saying "GO TEAM GO!". Just in the past couple of months, we have visited many locations all across South Africa as well as projects in Lesotho, Uganda and Malawi, to mention only a few. And with more projects lined up, it is ...

In Loving Memory of Josana (Panga) Ncube

We are saddened to say goodbye to our dear friend and respected colleague, Panga Ncube. We will forever miss your smile, cherish all the good times we had with you and remember the great memories we made together over the years. Your exceptional expertise as a drill rig operator will be greatly missed in the industry. 
 
On behalf of all of us here at Geomechanics, we send our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to his family, friends and loved ones.

CPTu Testing

Our teams have been very busy on site conducting CPTu testing with dissipation tests as well as seismic CPTu obtaining S & P wave Seismics. We are excited to announce we are in the process of buying our 3rd CPTu rig to meet the growing demand in the industry for these services. We will be sure to keep you informed once it has reached our shores. ...

In Loving Memory of William Mabuela

In Loving Memory of William Mabuela (12 March 1955 – 28 January 2021)It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye today to our dearest William Mabuela. We will always remember you for your joyful character, the kindness you showed everyone, and the level of excellence you brought to the drilling industry. We thank you for your long service of 19 years in Geomechanics as ...