Mineral Exploration


     O’Keefe Drilling has provided the western United States with deep mineral exploration and production drilling for nearly 35 years. These services are used primarily by major gold and copper producers drilling down to remove ore samples for geological assessment.

• Reverse Air Drilling Systems
• Conventional Mud Rotary Systems 
• Deep Hole Drilling
• Angle Hole Drilling
• Metallurgical Sampling 

     O'Keefe Drilling offers a complete range of mineral exploration drilling technologies and methods – reverse circulation, rotary, grade control drilling, including Percussion Hammer System, borehole directional surveys (gyroscopic and magnetic) and spot core services – to meet the challenges of difficult subsurface conditions at exploration sites.

     Our specialty is Reverse Circulation Drilling with both truck and buggy rigs.  We own and operate five of these drills. They are equipped with the latest sample splitting technologies.  Our rigs have been adapted to our specifications to insure the highest quality sample and lowest hole cost in the industry.

     Throughout our history it has been a great pleasure to serve such clients as: Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine, Montana Resources, Montana Tunnels, Rio Tinto (Luzenac), Grant Hartford, Timberline Resources, Ashgrove Cement, Getchell Gold, Midway Gold Exploration, Coeur Rochester, Newmont Gold, Auex Ventures, Bonaventure & Klondex Mine, Gryphon Gold, Walker Lane Gold, Carlin Gold, Halliburton, US Gold and BHP Copper to just name a few.

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