sonic drilling

sonic drilling

[′sän·ik ′dril·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
The process of cutting or shaping materials with an abrasive slurry driven by a reciprocating tool attached to an audio-frequency electromechanical transducer and vibrating at sonic frequency.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sonic drilling brings the significant benefit of providing core without requiring the fluid lubrication that would be necessary in a diamond drilling program.
An additional 273.8 meters of sonic drilling was completed to collect geotechnical, hydrological, geothermal, and hydrogeological information for the tailings management facilities and waste rock dump for the project in support of the upcoming Pre-Feasibility Study, or PFS.
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Sonic drilling technology is not new but it is certainly still within its adoption phase.
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Roussy is a pioneer in sonic drilling, a revolutionary and century-old system that's gaining worldwide acceptance as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional drilling systems.
Tailings dam study - a fifteen hole sonic drilling program was recently completed on the tailings dam for geotechnical, environmental, metallurgical and resource investigation.
(TSX: GPD) is pleased to announce the commencement of sonic drilling into the existing heap leach pad at its Brewery Creek Project.
Drilcorp also does sonic drilling which uses high frequency vibrations to drill with the minimum of disturbance to the ground ( a practice often used for taking soil samples.