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November 27, 2019

REFLEX GYRO SPRINT-IQ™ surveys 10x faster and more accurately than traditional methods

The El Toqui Mining Project, operated by Laguna Gold, is located in the far south of Chile. Ground conditions and the presence of magnetic infastructure underground make a fast, gyro-based survey method critical for success.
September 17, 2019

REFLEX product suite delivers significant efficiencies to a resource project in Oman

Earth Science Consultancy Centre (ESCC) successfully deployed the IMDEX Structural-IQ solution at a brownfield exploration project in Yanqul, Sultanate of Oman, where operator adoption time was minimal and the consultancy productivity was improved dramatically.
September 9, 2019

AMC BOS™ increases Rate of Penetration (ROP) by 84.6% in Panama

At AKD Panama Corp’s project in Cobre mine, Panama, AMC BOS™ addressed problems with lost circulation, leading to improved productivity, reduced water and drilling fluids consumption.
March 27, 2019

REFLEX GYRO SPRINT-IQ™ surveys 10x faster and more accurately than traditional methods

The El Toqui Mining Project, operated by Laguna Gold, is located in the far south of Chile. Ground conditions and the presence of magnetic infastructure underground make a fast, gyro-based survey method critical for success.
February 27, 2019

IMDEX MUD AID™ delivers accurate real-time data that leads to increased penetration rates

IMDEX conducted controlled trials of the IMDEX MUD AID™  at a mine site. Over the course of the trial, the IMDEX MUD AID™  provided mud data that allowed drilling crews to be more responsive to changes in lifting capacity and solids content.
September 27, 2018

REFLEX solution increases productivity, accuracy and saves money for Randgold Resources

A project in Senegal resulted in a significant increase in productivity, accuracy and time saving. Using the latest in rig alignment and downhole surveying technology, the tools combined with the award winning cloud-based IMDEXHUB-IQ™ defined a new process for onsite real-time data collection and interpretation.
July 25, 2018

Major client improves hole stability, production rates and overall hole completion by 35%

We are always happy to support our clients achieve their targets. In Eastern Europe, one of our major clients invested in our leading technology SRUs, which were suitable for the challenging lithology. Together, we were able to improve hole stability, production rates and overall hole completion by 35%, as well as significantly reduce usage of muds and water on site.
June 13, 2018

AMC BOS™ doubles metres drilled per day in Chile

AMC Borehole Optimisation System™ (AMC BOS™) successfully controlled fault zones and changing formations at a gold exploration project in Chile. This innovative system was able to have a positive effect on productivity and reduce the consumption of mud and water by effectively managing and preventing lost circulation, high torque and borehole instability.
March 17, 2018

Barminco saves days and dollars, Barminco’s clients benefit

Underground drilling contractor, Barminco, realised that there were significant efficiencies to be gained from removing the potential for human error from their processes. This was the starting point for the implementation of a solution which not only negated the risk of human error, but provided significant efficiencies for the company, and for their clients too.
May 31, 2017

AMC CIVIL MUD XTRA™ reduces fluid costs and downtime on major light rail project.

In metropolitan Sydney, Australia, AMC CIVIL MUD XTRA™ significantly improved trench wall stability and dispersion, assisting construction underneath a major arterial road. The bentonite free mud system minimised fluid loss and improved productivity, allowing the project to progress without interruption to surrounding road conditions.
May 29, 2017

AMC BOS™ recovers an abandoned hole and boosts productivity in Arizona, USA

AMC BOS™ was a success at the Resolution Mine, saving a borehole that had been abandoned, reducing the costs and improving the productivity of the hole.
May 19, 2017

CSIRO Case Study: Imdex Group – REFLEX

Published: CSIRO Mining Equipment, Technology and Services booklet, May 2017 Imdex Ltd is an ASX listed mining technology provider to the global minerals industry, headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. The company has operation in all key mining and exploration regions throughout Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Imdex develops solutions to improve the process of identifying and extracting what is below the earth’s surface for drilling contractors and resource companies. Imdex aims to be a market leader in real-time subsurface intelligence solutions, through its AMC and REFLEX brands.
January 31, 2017

AMC BORE HOLE STABILISER™ improved blast hole utilisation by 30%.

AMC’s BORE HOLE STABILISER™ performed exceptionally well compared to the existing program and resulted in an increased hole utilisation rate of 30% and produced significantly more holes per hour.
September 12, 2016

AMC BORE HOLE STABILISER™ reduced total drilling costs by 34% in Western Australia

AMC BORE HOLE STABILISER™ successfully negated the need for traditional PVC casing at an underground mine in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
April 21, 2016

AMC RESI DRILL™ delivers improved core recovery in North Western Australia

AMC RESI DRILL™ delivered improved core recovery and integrity and maintained hole stability in two locations in North Western Australia.
April 21, 2016

AMC’s SRU™ limits spill risks in protected area in Canada

AMC’s SRU™ was implemented to assist operations and reduce costs on site at a uranium drilling project, located in Canada’s Patterson Lake South.
March 17, 2016

REFLEX IQ-LOGGER™ success at multiple sites

The REFLEX IQ-LOGGER™ is the latest in core logging technology. The device is defining new processes of structural logging and revolutionising the data collection and interpretation practises of past.
January 18, 2016

AMC TORQUE GUARD™ delivers improved drilling performance in Kalgoorlie

AMC’s TORQUE GUARD™ enabled a project in the Goldfields of Western Australia to progress and improve production significantly.
October 21, 2015

REFLEX EZ-GAMMA™ successfully logs to new and extreme depths at KCGM Super Pit in Kalgoorlie

REFLEX has been the first to do a number of things, the most recent of which being the successful deployment of a memory based, driller operable gamma logging device down what is acknowledged as the deepest diamond drill hole ever drilled in Australia at 3011.5m.
October 12, 2015

AMC COREWELL™ delivers 91% core recovery in South Africa

AMC COREWELL™ overcame challenging geological conditions, facilitating the early completion of a hole in Northern Cape, South Africa.
February 13, 2015

Custom fluid delivers HDD success in Mexico

AMC’s custom developed fluid solution and technical support enabled the successful completion of a difficult HDD bore, which faced challenging geological formations and where all previous fluids providers and engineering contractors had been unsuccessful.
August 18, 2014

AMC HP SRU™ limits environmental impact in the Flinders Ranges

Accessibility and environmental impact presented an expensive challenge for the customer’s exploration drilling project, remotely located in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. AMC’s HP-SRU™ was trialled to minimise site footprint and reduce operational costs at the steep and densely vegetated site.
July 21, 2014

AMC’s UG SRU™ reduces water consumption by 86% in Western Australia

The trial demonstrated the unit’s principal economic benefits were reduced water and mud usage, together with associated costs, and improved drilling productivity (drilling KPIs). These benefits were estimated to be AU$7,134 (net savings) per rig per month.
July 18, 2014

AMC SRU™ saves 147,000L of water in 20 days in Chile

A Chilean AMC SRU™ trial also demonstrated a significant reduction in water and mud consumption, together with other operating costs, when utilising the AMC SRU™ unit. The AMC SRU™ addressed the key challenges experienced at this site, where water access was limited and expensive.
April 20, 2014

AMC’s SRU™ reduces site footprint in Papua New Guinea

With poor site access, minimal space for drilling and overflowing sumps, AMC’s SRU™ was considered an ideal solution for the drilling operator in Morobe, PNG
March 20, 2014

AMC’s SRU™ reduces water use by 80% in Nevada

AMC’s SRU™ helped reduce water consumption, environmental impacts and costs of managing waste drilling fluid at an exploration site in Crescent Valley, USA.
December 6, 2013

AMC SRU™ delivers $20,700 savings to operation in Western Australia

AMC SRU™ reduced the client’s operational costs and environmental impact on site in the Sandy Desert, East Pilbara Western Australia.