Are there any problems with old drill holes leaking water in to the mine? Do the open drill holes cause any problems in mining or blasting? Is it expensive to use a drill rig during the concreting? These problems are now solved.
Palsatech and partners have developed a new and unique method of plugging the old drill holes. The idea is a patented drill hole plug, which can be installed without a drill rig. After installation of the plug (max. 100m depth) the hole can be concreted to the desired depth.
We use a special concrete which clogs the rock crevices and open drill holes impermeably and dries quickly. The consumption is more manageable - you don't pay extra for truckloads of concrete.
Contact us and Palsatech does the concreting in a new and unique method. It is an effective way to improve mine's profitability and safety. Water will not go trough the drill holes.
Palsatech and TerraCore have joined forces in order to offer the possibility to study core samples with modern hyperspectral imaging techniques.
‘We discussed with TerraCore and together decided to co-operate as this is a clear win-win situation for all. Meaning the two companies and all our clients. We already have a significant amount of drillcore in our storage facilities, which then can be easily transferred to our research facility to perform the imaging. First projects have already been done and hopefully there is a lot more to come. The technique has been known for a while and finally we have it available in Kemi. We think this will be a part of standard drill core logging procedure in the future’, says Hannu Ahola, Chief Geologist of Palsatech.
First drill core boxes being imaged in PalsaCenter with TerraCore’s SisuRock -device (VNIR-SWIR-LWIR-RGB)
PalsaCenter was opened for customers in June 2016, in Veitsiluoto Kemi, offering modern core logging facilities (2 rooms with core tables) and storage space. Low-risk sample storage combined with the possibility to study the samples is one of the most popular services. Customers have the option to come and log the samples themselves or get it as a service from Palsatech.
“Sample storage means that the customers have no need to rent their own facilities for storage, we take care of them. Some of our clients have used the service in the initial stage when the running costs have to be kept low before the project has advanced to a higher level. There are also clients that use just our storage to be able to concentrate in more important tasks without worrying about the facilities and storage space”, says CEO Mika Alasuutari.
At the moment there are more than 2700 pallets of core, pulp and ampoule samples stored in PalsaCenter.