Western Australian based drilling contractor DDH1 Drilling has won the contract to drill the deepest diamond drill hole in Australia.
Artemis Resources (ASX: ARV) is drilling a +3.3km “super-deep” diamond drill hole (ASD-1) – which has a price tag of around A$1.4 million – to test rock sequences in the Pilbara Basin from surface and deep into the basement’s geology.
The drill site has been prepared and diamond drill hole ASD-1 has been pre-collared to a depth of 40 metres and cased ready for diamond drilling.
DDH1 will be using rig 43 which is due on site today and diamond drilling is expected to commence imminently.
Rig 43 was used to successfully drill the 3,217-metre-deep (vertical depth of 2,625.1m) diamond drill hole at Jundee in February 2018. The same senior drilling crew that drilled the Jundee hole will also be used.
ASD-1 is located some 43km south of Artemis’ Radio Hill Mine in the West Pilbara, of Western Australia.