Two coal exploration projects were conducted for Solid Energy over a four year period
2000-2003 West Coast of the South Island
Alton Drilling operated as preferred drilling contractor for Solid Energy NZ Ltd. we carried out exploration coal drilling including PQ drilling, HQ drilling, and Aircore drilling.
This cored exploration drilling involved over 25,000 metres around the Waihi area. This involved drilling in some of New Zealand’s most difficult ground conditions such as multiple shear zones, highly fractured and weathered rock and variable ground formations.