A cost effective exploration campaign at a remote site requires experienced drilling services, technical field support and reliable logistics.

Our African team can communicate in English or French-speaking environments and has a strong knowledge of the regulatory environment overseeing the region’s mining sector.

Coffey has operated in Africa for more than 20 years, providing both local experience and on-the-ground resources. Our nine Scout 1750 auger rigs based in Ghana can be very quickly mobilised and sent into difficult terrain. These rigs provide a cost-effective first-stage exploration technique. A small crew operate the rigs which are vehicle mounted and tailored to work in local conditions. The regolith in the area is relatively soft, meaning early-stage auger drilling, followed up by geochemical or geophysical anomalies, is an effective way to sample the weathered horizon that sits above a potential ore body.

This niche service integrates with our other core geoservices disciplines in exploration geology, geophysics, environmental permitting and approvals. We also undertake sample logging, collect data and provide quality assurance and control.

Our specialists are knowledgeable and experienced in all facets of exploration, structural analysis and mining geology, providing services ranging from research-based assignments through to practical technical advice and its application.