Mincon Directional Drilling

In 2002 Mincon started development of a range of steerable tools for Hardrock drilling in the Horizontal Directional Drilling Industry. The tools are specifically designed for use in medium to hard rock drilling conditions where conventional directional drilling systems offer very little to the contactor when Hard rock is encountered. The Mincon Hard rock range […]

Mincon 8DH (‘Deep-Hole’) Hammer – A Case study in Productivity

An interview with Mr. Neill Pardue of Air Drilling Company, Statesville, North Carolina by Tom Purcell of Mincon, Inc. Founded in 1966 by the late Mr. Wilson Martin, Air Drilling Company has over a period of nearly forty years built a reputation as a company that you call when you have a hard job that […]

Reverse Circulation

In 2006 Mincon Rockdrills set about developing and manufacturing a new design of reverse circulation DTH hammer.Mincon personnel have a wealth of knowledge and experience in reverse circulation hammer design and manufacture.  Mincon has been involved since the acceptance of reverse circulation drilling as an advancement over cross-over sub systems and an alternative the more […]

Chilean Mine Rescue

Mincon is proud to be involved in establishing the initial lifeline to the thirty-three miners trapped 2,300 feet (701 meters) below ground in the San Jose gold and copper mine outside Copiapo, Chile.  A hole 5-3/8″ (136mm) in diameter was drilled through on Monday August 23rd using the Mincon MX5053 reverse circulation hammer and drill bits.  The lifeline […]

Mission Complete- Chilean Mine Rescue

The capsule carrying Luis Urzua emerged to cheers, songs and applause as the the last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months was been rescued. Luis Urzua, the shift supervisor who was credited with helping the men survive the first 17 days before rescue teams made contact, was […]