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Piling at Val de Vie

With the completion of the bridge at Val de Vie, we take a trip down memory lane to when the Geopile Africa and Geomechanics teams first commenced work on-site back in 2016.EMPA structures contracted Geopile Africa to install a Ductile Iron Pile Alternative piling solution to replace the originally specified 610mm lined oscillator piles. This was done in a ratio of 8:1. Geopile ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | June 2021

June 2021 Newsletter Welcome to the June edition of the GeoGroup Newsletter. As we are approaching the 2021 mid-point, it seems that this year is one of those that just flies by. With many projects underway and more to come, we had to recruit more than 15 new staff members in order to meet the demand within the drilling sector. It's a great honour for us to be in a position wh ...

Renewed and Ready for the Field

Recently, the GeoGroup workshop technicians took on the daunting task of refurbishing a retired XY-44 drill rig. Under the leadership of the Workshop Director, Brett Rossiter, the team decided to do an intensive refurbishment on this rig to get it up and running to meet the demand of projects the group had received in the past few months.Often it isn't financially viable to pur ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | May 2021

May 2021 Newsletter Welcome to the May edition of the GeoGroup Newsletter. Drilling has always been at the core of the GeoGroup since its establishment in 1989 by the late founder and CEO, Dave Rossiter. We have continued to grow and evolve over the years with new vehicles and rigs regularly being added to our growing fleet. We are thankful for the years of experience we have ...

Our Newest Edition

Over the past couple of months, we have been very busy with the manufacturing and assembly of our new customized CPTu rig specifically designed with stability in mind. Stability, which is a very important factor when conducting CPTu tests where the ground conditions show characteristics of a lower shear strength value or cohesiveness. With our smaller TG63-150 and TG73-200 CPTu ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | Arpil 2021

April 2021 Newsletter As we head into the second quarter of the year, many of us stand in amazement that it has already been 1 year since the start of the national lockdown. Although many countries around the world are still facing various challenges, we can positively say that having the ability to adapt is an invaluable strength in a personal capacity and when it comes to ru ...

Reverse Circulation Drilling | Letšeng Diamond Mine

“The Geomechanics drill team drilled 3 354 meters using the Reverse Circulation drill method.”What is Reverse Circulation Drilling? Reverse Circulation drilling, or RC drilling, is a specific method of drilling which makes use of dual wall drill rods. These drill rods are a combination of an outer drill rod and an inner tube. With RC drilling, the rock is fragmented into chips ...

Reaching New Heights | Converting our Atlas Copco CS1500

Exploration Drilling is used in the mineral mining sector to probe the contents of known ore deposits or to explore sites for potential geological/commercial value. Exploration drilling allows geologists to extract and examine sample core profiles at the surface with reduced environmental impact and lower costs.The Atlas Copco CS-1500 is a rotary core drill rig used in explorat ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | March 2021

Let's March! The best way to describe the energy among the GeoGroup team since the beginning of the year, and especially this month, would be the popular saying "GO TEAM GO!". Just in the past couple of months, we have visited many locations all across South Africa as well as projects in Lesotho, Uganda and Malawi, to mention only a few. And with more projects lined up, it is ...

CPTu Testing

Our teams have been very busy on site conducting CPTu testing with dissipation tests as well as seismic CPTu obtaining S & P wave Seismics. We are excited to announce we are in the process of buying our 3rd CPTu rig to meet the growing demand in the industry for these services. We will be sure to keep you informed once it has reached our shores. ...