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Exploration Drilling Rigs by Geoprobe®

Efficient Production to Maximize Profit

Whether you’re conducting preliminary exploration to mine development, or environmental monitoring to restoration and reclamation, the wide array of compact surface drill rigs available from Geoprobe® are engineered to make your job faster, easier, and safer – saving you time and money. These versatile track-mounted sonic, rotary and direct push surface drill rigs pack the pull and push power necessary to complete your exploration drilling for tailings testing or dewatering while also providing the control to fine tune your diverse drilling and sampling methods.

A Geoprobe® surface drill rig is extremely well suited for:

  • Preliminary site assessment
  • Drilling in mine tailings
  • Mine site drilling (geotechnical and environmental)
  • Rock coring
  • Shallow exploration screening and sampling
  • Sampling overburden materials
  • Installing monitoring wells in tailings piles/ponds
  • Heap leach sampling 
  • Mine expansion investigations

Reduce investment, operation, and mobilization costs with a compact and lightweight surface drill rig known for its ability to complete multiple applications with one surface drill rig. Plus access sites larger drill rigs are prevented from entering.

Make your exploration drilling quick and efficient with quality components like the automatic drop hammer and combo head on the surface drill rig. With enough engineering to keep drillers out of harms way, fewer moving parts and loads of tooling storage make your exploration drilling safer. Making field operations simpler includes little touches like swing-arm control panels. These all combine for increased productivity.

With efficient and cost-effective surface drill rig options, complete your exploration drilling faster and safer to maximize your profit.

With drill rig service shops in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Kansas, you’ll have service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth drill rig remounting and refurbishment work. Our service technicians are backed by our team of engineers to ensure solutions not bandaids to issues. And our production processes mean your surface drill rigs are constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.

Don't see a feature you’re looking for on your surface drill rig?  Give us a call.

Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new designs for our surface drill rigs. Our goal is to help maximize your exploration drilling success by making your job faster, safer, and easier. Partner with us and we'll work to decrease your surface drill rig downtime while increasing your family time.

Contact Us

1835 Wall Street
Salina, Kansas 67401
Phone: (785) 825-1842

“We do jobs on mines, which are strict about what equipment can go in and do work. Conventional rigs sometimes are not allowed because of inadequate safety guards. The way the Geoprobe® is designed would cut down on the inspection time required to get into mines making it easier to get in and do the job.”

Tanner Clarkson, Safety Manager, Amdrill, Florida


8250LS recovers samples from coal refuse sites

8250LS Sonic Drill Rig

Use of 20-foot tooling with 8250LS speeds recovery of samples drilling 4X6 tooling to 85-feet deep on coal refuse sites.

GV5 sonic drilling rig head on 8150LS makes quick work of tough formations during exploration drilling

8150LS Sonic Drill Rig

Quickly and safely obtaining high-quality samples in difficult subsurface formations at a mine in Turkey thanks to 50k dynamic force of Geoprobe® GV5 sonic drilling head

Direct Push & Rotary

Versatility of 3230DT drill rig serves exploration drilling industry

3230DT Drill Rig

Direct push sample cores make for easier sampling, providing exploration industry with high-quality information.

7822DT capabilities suited for a wide array of exploration endeavors

7822DT Drill Rig

Mineral exploration sampling with lightweight 7822DT for safe 5-foot split spoons with DT45 casing down to 110 feet in Illinois

6712DT exploration drilling on mountain top

6712DT Drill Rig

Modular design simplifies transporting 6712DT small drilling rig to remote locations for exploration drilling.

Water Well

DM250 completes wireline coring on a kaolin mine

DM250 Water Well Drill Rig

Leveraging power of DM250 mud rotary drill rig to conduct wireline coring, increasing productivity of sampling to determine best clay quality on a kaolin mine.

DM450 for exploration applications

DM450 Water Well Drill Rig

Tackling wireline coring and dewatering wells for exploration applications is made easier by the power packed in the small footprint of the DM450.

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Depend on Team Geoprobe®

Since 1987, Geoprobe® has manufactured innovative drilling rigs and tooling - engineered for efficiency and safety - simplifying drillers’ jobs and empowering their companies to succeed as productive and profitable leaders in the industry. When you partner with Geoprobe® you receive:

Customer-inspired Innovation

Engineering and building industry-leading drilling rigs, tooling, and techniques for the technical driller based on your needs to work safer and more efficiently.

Exceptional Value

Ensuring drilling rigs and tooling are created in conjunction – with consistent quality – to collect the highest-quality information with the most accurate result to get you to, into, and through the job efficiently.

Superior Service

Equipping you to do your best job and keeping you in the field via one-on-one expert sales and service technicians manning live support phone lines, shipping necessary parts same-day.