MARKETS: Mining Development and Production

    Boart Longyear offers a diverse range of underground production drilling services such as cable bolt drilling, long-hole drill and blast, and more. Our drilling service teams are dedicated to delivering safe, fast, and effective production drilling by using pneumatic/hydraulic down-the-hole (DTH) or top hammer methods.
    Count on Boart Longyear for:

    • Trained drill teams with a knowledge base unparalleled in the business
    • Rigs that are ideal for narrow vein mining
    • Versatility in drilling all angles
    • Modular design, which increases productivity by decreasing move time

    Cable Bolt Drilling

    Application in which up-holes are drilled in the back of underground tunnels to install cables which are cemented in, providing structural support.

    Long-Hole Drill and Blast

    Used in both underground and surface applications in a pit, holes are drilled and explosives are then inserted to blast material, which is loaded and taken to the mill.

    Slot and Inverse Raises

    Slot and inverse raises provide drill and blast holes from level to level in an underground mine.

    Fleet Range

    The depths in this table are based on field experiences, and may be reasonably expected. Actual drilling capacity will depend on conditions, drilling techniques and equipment used.
    Depth37 m
    Stopemate™37 m
    Stopemaster™80 m


    Safety comes first in all activities. We adhere to all local regulatory safety requirements. We have a responsibility to ourselves, our employees, contractors, customers and shareholders to proactively work on strengthening our safety culture. Boart Longyear strives to ensure that our global base of clients can expect the same quality services at any site. Our people are the very foundation of this success and we are dedicated to hiring and training the best in the industry.

    Global EHS Management System

    Our Global EHS Management System (GEMS) is a web based system that captures data relating to injuries, motor vehicle incidents, equipment damage, environmental impacts, near misses and other safety related incidents of all employees spread across 40 countries.

    Stop Work Authority

    Boart Longyear employees are equipped with a "Stop Work Authority Card" that authorizes them to immediately stop any work that does not comply with safety standards. The Stop Work Authority Program ensures that employees will not be punished or reprimanded for doing so.

    Golden Rules of Safety

    The Golden Rules of Safety are a list of questions to ask while on the job. If the answer to any of the questions is NO, our employees stop and take the necessary corrective action and continue only when the answer is YES.

    Think ProgramTHINK Program

    In 2011, Boart Longyear launched a world-class safety campaign aimed at increasing the safety culture with employees. The THINK program instills in staff to never make any task menial and to always "THINK" before they act.

    Rules of the Road

    Safe driving is an essential component of the way we do business at Boart Longyear. The Rules of the road are designed to protect our employees, passengers, and the public. Adherence to the rules is a condition of employment.

    In-Vehicle Monitoring Program (inthinc)

    Boart Longyear uses an in-vehicle monitoring system that provides verbal coaching and weekly reports on driver performance and location. This program has been implemented on four continents with plans for future expansion.