Cabo Drilling (Pacific) has secured a contract from Goldcorp Canada to drill 35,000 m at its Musselwhite Mine, which is situated at the Opapimiskan Lake’s south shore in Canada.
The location of the Musslewhite mine is around 480 km to the Thunder Bay’s northern portion. Pickle Lake is the mine’s adjacent town that is about 130 km towards south by gravel road. The property has combined mining claim units and leases, which encloses an area of 17,548 ha totally.
The company will employ several barge-mounted Max Drills that have been modified to assist the casing installation needed for core drill program at ice or water barges. It will operate the drills all over the year on water-based barges and drilling will continue with modern drill shacks after the formation of ice. The contract based on land has included further drilling of 8,000 m that will be conducted by a CS-14 long stroke hydrostatic drill rig.
All the drill rigs are provided with the filtration systems, which filters the return water from the drill string and preserve the rock cuttings from the drilling activities, in order to meet environmental strategies. These cuttings are gathered in plastic tubes and then taken for disposal at permitted land location.
The company has provided drilling services to main, junior exploration and mining, and mid-tier companies and offers knowledge in projects, including from previous reconnaissance drill program to advanced mining phase and resource definition.