The Difference Between Diamond Core Drilling & Reverse Circulation (RC) Drilling
There are many applications for diamond drilling and diamond-imbued drill bits, thanks to their unmatched strength and precision.
As well as the many uses for diamond drilling on a construction site, diamond drilling can also be used by geologists and in mining for exploratory work. Let’s take a look how diamond core drilling compares to reverse circulation drilling, another prevalent exploratory drilling method.
– The kind of sample each drilling method allows differs. Diamond core drilling is good for precise sampling and analysis of layers; RC drilling is good at extracting bulk samples.
– Drilling rate can depend on the ground conditions but RC drilling tends to be quite a lot quicker than diamond core drilling.
– Diamond core drilling can be used at much greater depths than RC drilling.
– Diamond core drilling is the more flexible option, allowing drilling to be carried out on a wider range of ground types and conditions.