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Sonic drill developer wins exploration award


March 31, 2015
By Ground Water Canada

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March 31, Surrey, B.C. – Canadian engineer Ray Roussy
recently accepted an award from the Mining Technology Hall of Fame for development
and commercialization of sonic drilling technology for use in exploration.

 rayroussy-lowres

March 31, Surrey, B.C. – Canadian engineer Ray Roussy
recently accepted an award from the Mining Technology Hall of Fame for development
and commercialization of sonic drilling technology for use in exploration. 

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“I’m delighted to be recognized by the International Mining
Technology Hall of Fame,” said Roussy, who is president of the Sonic Drill
Corporation and Sonic Drilling Ltd. “This award is one of the outcomes of
nearly four decades of research and development.”

 

Roussy also recognized his staff in his award acceptance
speech:“A big thank-you to all my employees who traveled the innovation highway
with me – no matter where it took us.” 
The award ceremonies gala dinner took place in Denver, Colo.

 

Roussy holds dozens of patents involving sonic drilling
technology.

 

Sonic drill rigs, patented and built by the Sonic Drill
Corporation, are in use on six continents in diverse applications. The
technology provides a number of substantial advantages through its incredible
speed (three to five times faster) as well as its ability to core easily through mixed soils
without jamming up or requiring a rig switch out, the company said in a news
release. In addition, only a sonic drill can recover a continuous core
including boulders, clays, silt, sand and gravel and lay it in its
stratigraphic sequence – from the surface all the way down to 100 metres (300 feet)
and beyond.