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 Post subject: Can anyone identify this piece of mining equip. - Discussion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:21 pm 
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These small core drills, how common were they and how hard are they to find these days/

I think it would be neat to restore one and punch a few holes. What was the typical working depth?


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For us they are hard to find but for you they should be easier since you are in an area with more surface mining. All the mine sites I have been to the core drilling has been subcontracted out for decades. Quarries are the only place where I have seen a few but never really kept track where they were & which pit. Sorry, wish I could help you out more.

The one I posted a picture up of has a working depth of 250 ft with a 5hp motor & 500 ft with an eight hp motor. Many core drills can go to depths of 1,750ft so that is small in comparison.

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Thanks for the info.

Keep you eyes open and let me know if the next time you see one.


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Honostly I really dont see the small ones just the bigger ones. . . .you are looking for a small one correct ?

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It would depend on what size the larger ones are? Some that could fit in a pick-up would be about the practical limit.


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It would depend on what size the larger ones are? Some that could fit in a pick-up would be about the practical limit.


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That small one weighs 1300 lbs & then they go up from there.

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