DET CRC RoXplorer® team on site during the recent Port Augusta field trials.
There were no lost time safety incidents during the trial.
The successful trial was the culmination of several years of work by the coiled tubing drilling team led by Soren Soe, and prior to that the planning of a CRC bid ten years ago by those who had a vision for a step change in mineral exploration. The trial was delivered by an incredibly focused and hard-working team including outstanding drillers, offsiders, scientists and engineers from Boart Longyear, CSIRO, Curtin University, DET CRC, the Geological Survey of South Australia, Imdex, Omnilogix and the University of South Australia. There was terrific collaboration within this multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and normally geographically-separated team during long and challenging days, occasional high winds/dust and extreme temperatures. We thank the Geological Survey of South Australia for providing significant permitting, logistical, safety and geological expertise gratis.