Safe and Compliant

You need safe and compliant surface coring drilling services contractors that employ the most progressive, effective safety programs, utilize field-designed safety innovations, and cultivate a safety culture where every employee knows safety is the number one priority. World-class safety and training programs promote employee empowerment and engagement at all levels. Programs that identify and mitigate risks for a strong safety culture.

Local Talent, Global Strength

You need local work forces and a drilling services contractor with a solid reputation for operating responsibly in the communities in which you operate. Global means you have access to the diverse Boart Longyear workforce, cross-regional and cross-functional services, expertise and equipment, and global metrics and reporting.

Consistent, Reliable Service

Let us help you achieve your drilling project objectives by providing industry-leading core recovery rates for highly accurate geological data core to make informed decisions. Rely on Boart Longyear for our technical expertise, experience, industry leading core recovery rates, integrated core orientation and measurable performance data. We deliver solutions, integrity and results through our consistent and reliable service.

Diverse Fleet of Rigs and Equipment

By continuously investing in developing and building new, efficient and safe diamond coring rigs and equipment, you can count on Boart Longyear for industry-leading core recovery rates and up-time. In-house engineers design and build state-of-the-art drill rigs that feature state-of-the-art technology like auto-drilling and hands-free rod handling. Boart Longyear equipment is designed for safety and field-tested for compliance and reliability.


Boart Longyear is committed to ongoing investments in industry-leading Environmental, Health and Safety programs.


Solutions. Integrity. Results.

Surface Core Drilling Capabilities

You need quality core and with our global team of surface coring experts and a diverse fleet of surface coring rigs and equipment, we meet even the toughest project requirements. In order to deliver the best solution for the job, our team of professionals work tirelessly to understand your project objectives as well as the ground and site conditions. We use that information to recommend the best solution for your project to meet the project requirements and exceed your expectations.

Integrated core orientation identifies the angles of dips and streaks and formation fractures for the most detailed geological data so you can deliver better 3D modeling and optimize pit design and development. In exploration, budgets are often a resource constraint that requires careful planning. With integrated core orientation, Boart Longyear provides additional information at a lower cost.

Boart Longyear experts have extensive technical knowledge and experience in deep surface coring drilling techniques. With our expertise and selection of deep capacity drills, we routinely reach depths exceeding 10,000 feet (3.048 meters).

Need to hit specific targets? Boart Longyear is your full service drilling contractor for directional drilling. We offer wedging or mud motoring and directional motors, steering tools, and pumps. We have the right people, equipment, and project plan to hit your targets within budget. Learn more ››

We have the right rig with the right configurations for your next project. Our diverse fleet of rigs includes various sizes, depth capacities, mounting options, and winterization options. Mounting options include skid, track, truck, specialty, and modular for fly capabilities - for equipment completely customized for the project.

Boart Longyear offers the latest in rod handling technology and totally hands-free rod handling for optimal safety without compromising productivity.

Boart Longyear experts have technical knowledge and experience in multiple surface coring drilling techniques to provide solutions for whatever your drilling project. Boart Longyear is highly qualified for geothermal projects to effectively drill in high-temperature / high-pressure formations. Boart Longyear also offers fly drill capabilities with the largest global fleet of heli-portable rigs and equipment for greenfield or projects not accessible by roads.

Utilizing innovative XRF technology specifically built to scan rock, TruScan™ is designed to provide same-day continuous analysis of the drill core and quickly provide non-destructive, accurate, high-density elemental concentration data. Boart Longyear’s Drilling Services utilizes TruScan™ for elemental and photo scanning of core at the exploration site, providing geologists access to near real-time geological data as the core is drilled. Learn more ››

Surface Coring Fleet

Rigs Depth Drill Rod Size Main Hoist Pull Force Rod Pull Power
LF™70 895 m NRQ™ W-Wall™ BQ-PQ 53.4 kN 62.9 kN 6 m 110 kW
LF™90C 1,193 m NRQ™ W-Wall™ BQ-PQ 71.2 kN 111.8 kN 6 m 153 kW
LF™90D 1,193 m NRQ™ W-Wall™ BQ-PQ 71.2 kN 111.8 kN 6 m 153 kW
LF™160 1,800 m NRQ™ W-Wall™ BQ-PQ   90 kN 6 m 194 kW
LF™230 2,983 m NRQ™ W-Wall™ Wall™BQ-PQ 177.9 kN 223.3 kN 9 m 205 kW
Rigs Truck Track Jacks Skids Helicopter Hands-free Rod Handling
LF™70 x x x    x  
LF™90C x       x  
LF™90D x x x   x  
LF™160   x x     x
LF™230 x x x     x

Rig Transport Capabilities


  • Truck
  • Track
  • Jacks
  • Helicopter


  • Truck
  • Helicopter


  • Truck
  • Track
  • Jacks
  • Helicopter


  • Track
  • Jacks
  • Skids
  • Helicopter
  • Hands-free Rod Handling


  • Track
  • Jacks
  • Hands-free Rod Handling


  • Truck
  • Track
  • Jacks
  • Hands-free Rod Handling

Ready to take the next step?

Submit a Request for Tender to have Boart Longyear review your project and submit a bid to supply our drilling services.


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