DET CRC develops sensor to replace expensive core drilling

Published: Thursday, 22 November 2012

Real time mineral information transmitted to server while drilling takes place

South Australian Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC) has developed a sensor which can deliver real-time information on rock formations while drilling takes place.

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