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Rockma Sweden partners with Groundwork

Groundwork has been chosen by Rockma Sweden as their exclusive representative for mining and civil engineering applications in Southern Africa. This follows on shortly after Kumba's Sishen Iron Ore Mine decision to equip all 21 of their production drill rigs with Rockma's strata logging system following a year long trial at the mine. Trials are continuing at Sishen on exploration and geotechnical drilling applications.

Phil Piper, Groundwork's Managing Director, says "Sishen's decision to use Rockma's strata logging and drill management system is a major break-through in the application of this innovative technology in Southern Africa. We expect this significant order to generate tremendous interest in the Rockma system amongst many other open pit and underground operations. The fact that the order was secured following a 12 month trial, in which many other well-known makes were considered, is a tremendous vote of confidence in the Rockma system. We are very proud to be associated with this remarkable technology and with Rockma Sweden."

The Rockma system enables detailed information to be obtained on rock properties such as the strength and the location of partings or fractures during normal percussion drilling activities without the need to obtain core samples. The system also has the capability to provide GPS positioning of drill rigs on surface and provide a wealth of drill management information. The system is also applicable to underground mining and it is a standard for all new tunnel development in Scandinavia.

Further information can be obtained by visiting or by calling Phil Piper on 083 600 6291 or 011 482 8838.



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