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Read about Dando Drilling International's most recent products, press releases and activities in Asia.

Terrier Video: Mineral Sands

By Tomway | Nov 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dando’s Callum me as just returned from a visit to customer Green Gold Engineering who are sampling mineral sands in Indonesia. The geology in the area poses many difficulties for representative sample recovery at high levels with running sands being a particular problem. Ask any driller how the approach running sands and you are likely … Read more

Dando Cable Percussion Rigs

By Dheya | Nov 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dando Drilling International is pleased to announce that with the new emissions standards which are due to come into effect in 2019, Dando will be bringing to market a new CP rig, the “Duke”. The new “Duke” will incorporate improved functionality, reliability and allow for the use of alternative engines that will meet (or exceed) … Read more

Multitec 4000 MK3 – Safe, Cost Effective, Efficient

By Tomway | Nov 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The New Multitec 4000 MK3 comes with a range of features for increased safety, user friendliness, efficiency and cost effectiveness. Safe and User Friendly Designed in line with  the  high  standards  set by UK, European and international mine site operators, the Multitec 4000 builds on decades of experience in exploration drilling to provide a machine … Read more

Dando Terrier for Alluvial Gold Exploration

By Tomway | Nov 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Terrier sampling mineral sands for Green Gold Engineering

Indonesian Gold specialists PT Green Gold Engineering recently received a Dando Terrier for alluvial gold exploration on a new concession of mineral sands in Kalimantan. Requiring samples in the 10-15m range, Green Gold’s drilling division, Indrill, required a small, lightweight rig with low ground pressure to navigate the fine powder-white sand. The rig also needed … Read more

Terrier Mk2 Rigs for UK Site Investigation

By Taylor | Nov 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two new Terrier Mk2 rigs setup for percussive sampling have been delivered to customers in the UK over the last few months. The first of these, STM Environmental Consultants are using the rig for site investigation in the Reading area. The purchase of the Terrier Mk2 rig is their first acquisition as they bring drilling … Read more

Multitec 4000 MK3 Impressing in Tanzania

By Tomway | Oct 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Multitec 4000 MK3 Drilling in Tanzania

Norplan Tanzania Ltd recently purchased one of Dando’s newest additions to the range, the Multitec 4000 Mk3. Requiring a variety of different site investigation drilling methods, Norplan have enjoyed success using the rig for Geobor S coring to depths of 30m and H-Wireline to 80m. They are also using Shelby tubes and a hydraulic piston … Read more

Blocked Bit When Drilling With Mud

By Taylor | Oct 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you ever blocked your bit off when drilling with mud and when you pull out you find that the bit and the first one or two drill rods above the bit are full of sand? If you are unsure as to the reason why this has happened it is because of an imbalance of … Read more

Developing the New Multitec 4000 MK3

By Taylor | Oct 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Market pressures in the mineral sector have resulted in innovation at Dando Drilling International and has led to the production of their current best selling exploration rig, the Multitec 4000. “The Multitec 4000 is the most significant new rig in our mineral exploration range at the moment,” said Dando Sales Director, Quentin Dulake, in a … Read more

NEW Multitec 4000 MK3 Now Available

By Taylor | Oct 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Multitec 4000 MK3 is the latest development in Dando’s range of powerful yet compact multipurpose drilling rigs. Occupying a small footprint, the multipurpose rig is able to carry out a wide range of drilling techniques in areas of difficult access. The Mk3 has more power, a highly efficient Bosch-Rexroth hydraulic system and revised layout of … Read more

Drilling Techniques for Mineral Exploration

By Taylor | Oct 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

In this article Dando looks at the three different types of drilling used for mineral exploration and the pros and cons of each. These drilling techniques are: Conventional Rotary Air/Mud Drilling Reverse Circulation Drilling Diamond Core Drilling Conventional Rotary Air/Mud Drilling Perhaps the least expensive method of drilling, the conventional rotary technique is by far … Read more

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