Sampling tailings can be a tricky operation, as tailings are usually quite soft and can have a low weight bearing capacity. They also are almost always located in annoyingly far flung places!
Since our equipment is hand portable, we are able to set-up on most sites and retrieve a 2-inch core down to over 100-feet with minimal set-up. In very soft situations, we can tailor a system, such as a weight dispersion platform or raft, such that we can get onto tailings piles that few conventional drilling rigs could access. We can even wait for ice in the winter.
The fact that we can get a complete drilling package down to less than 500 lbs makes mobilization a snap. If you can fly in or drive in, we can usually get our equipment in also.
Our system has been successfully used at sites in Canada, the US and throughout South America.