785-825-1842 001-785-825-1842 785-825-1842 001-785-825-1842

Supporting Exploration Around the World


World Mining Magazine Feature

Innovative People Designing and Manufacturing  Technical Drilling Equipment

8040

A Geoprobe® rig collects subsurface information in the Canadian Rockies for an international mining company.

Geoprobe® was recently featured in World Mining Magazine. Click here to see the full article or read it below.

Geoprobe Systems®
We are a Team of skilled designers and craftsmen sharing the simple goal of producing the best possible subsurface drilling equipment and tooling in the world.  We use our strong engineering roots and stay focused on designing and testing new and innovative products for our customers. Our products are known for extracting high-quality soil, groundwater, and rock samples in a safe and efficient manner using direct push, rotary drilling, and sonic methods. We strive to be known as leaders, and desire to work with the best technical drilling service providers to deliver reliable products along with knowledgeable product service and superior training and support.

Geoprobe®.
We are equipment and tooling designers and manufacturers, and we distribute products under the Geoprobe® brand all over the world.  We equip the Environmental, Geotechnical, and Mineral Exploration industries with innovative ways to work safer and more efficiently, with a focus on collecting the highest-quality subsurface information with the most accurate results.

Our customers describe our equipment as “Versatile, Innovative, Easy-to-use, and Supported like no other drilling equipment” they own.

Geoprobe® machines range in size from small, Limited Access Machines that can fit into extremely tight spaces, to large platform/big performance Rotary Sonic Rigs.  We were the developers of Direct Push equipment; machines that ‘push’ tools and samplers into the ground without the use of drilling to remove soil to make a path for the tool. And our Combo Rigs were designed to perform all types of sampling; from soil, to groundwater, to rock, completing the work that two machines have been required for in the past.  All Geoprobe® equipment is easy to mobilize including our 8150LS, full-sized rotary sonic rig that fits inside a 15-meter cube shipping container. Our rotary sonic rigs have the power to compete with larger rigs, but their size and weight allow for access to remote or confined sites. They are also fuel efficient. Low maintenance. Low investment. Low mobilization and operating costs.

Compared to other types of drill rigs, our equipment is light-weight with a small footprint and has minimal impact on the surroundings and environment.

Geoprobe® machines are mounted on tracks or on heavy-duty trucks.

8040DT

The Geoprobe® brand is sold all over the world to Technical Drillers in the Environmental, Geotechnical, and Mineral Exploration industries. As the manufacturer of this equipment, our people create and develop innovative ways to work safer and more efficiently, with a focus on collecting the highest-quality information with the most accurate results.

 

Tooling Options
Great machines require great tooling.  Geoprobe® brand tooling is designed to be used with Geoprobe® machines to get the optimal use and performance from the machines.  Our tooling options span from small to large diameter casing, rods, samplers, bits and accessory parts completing the size spectrum needed for use with our machines. Geoprobe®customers refer to our tooling lines as “Dependable, Versatile, and Efficient.” Our engineers are constantly working to innovate improvements in soil, groundwater and rock sampling systems.  Over the years we have never stopped designing, redesigning, prototyping, testing, and proving new and improved sampling processes.

Sonic

A Geoprobe® Rotary Sonic rig and field team work at a remote mine rock dump site in the northern United States. One of the borings went to 55 meters within the Troutdale Formation, an alluvial sand and gravel deposit, characterized by cemented gravels, cobbles and ‘Volkswagon’ sized boulders. The field team attributes the success of the project to the power of the Geoprobe® Sonic Head. Even with soft ground conditions, rain showers, and other environmental concerns, the tracked rig allowed the field team to access the site and perform their work.

As with our machines, most Geoprobe® tooling is designed and manufactured in-house. Few of our tooling manufacturing processes are outsourced. It’s the only way we can assure the delivery of high-quality products with the consistency of performance our customers expect from our brand.

Our goal has been to produce superior products that improve existing technology, and to develop new technology that increases efficiency and improve results in the field. That continues to be our goal today.

Brand Continues to Grow
As Geoprobe® customers expand services to their clients, their work easily crosses industry boundaries, from environmental to geotechnical to mineral exploration.  Geoprobe® customers are confident they have the equipment that can gather a lot of quality data without spending a lot of money to do it. We refer to this as High Value Holes.

From mineral exploration to mine development, from environmental monitoring to restoration and reclamation, Geoprobe Systems® has overburden and hard rock sampling equipment that’s compact, reliable and strong.

Geoprobe® equipment is extremely well suited in the areas of:

  - 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

Rotary Sonic

Working in New Zealand, this Geoprobe® Rotary Sonic was used with sonic dual tube tooling to retrieve samples of mostly cobble-sized Greywacke on the west coast of the south island. The filled liners contained vesicular Basalt rock. Because the control panel on the Geoprobe® Sonic Rig is adjustable, it can be located at a comfortable distance from the working hole to keep the rig operator safe and away from spinning tooling.

The Right Machine
As mentioned, Geoprobe® offers three types of machines for the mineral exploration industry:

  - High-performance Rotary Sonic Rigs
  - Direct Push Machines
  - Limited Access Machines

Rotary Sonic Rigs.
The Geoprobe® Rotary Sonic offering has surprising power in a compact package that customers are utilizing in very difficult-to-access locations. All aspects of the Sonic Rigs focus on safety, efficiency and accuracy in order to help make the job successful. Rig operators also benefit from two main safety features of the Sonic Rigs. One is the adjustable, easy-to-use control system which features an operator presence bar and emergency stop for operator safety. Multiple emergency stops are located around the rig and on the wireless and tethered remote systems. The control panel also features an integrated systems display that provides real-time systems analysis and a suite of built-in diagnostic tools. The swing-arm controls swings freely from the rig and lets the operator be in the position needed to help align a rod or to be at a safe, comfortable distance away from a spinning drill string.

Another key safety feature is a rod-handling system and indexing rack that also increases productivity while decreasing operator fatigue. The operator can safely manage large diameter 1.5 m and 3 m diameter rods and casings, minimizing heavy lifting and manual effort.

Sonic Sample

Three 8x10 (left) and 6x8 sonic core samples were retrieved from a site in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States using a Geoprobe® Rotary Sonic rig. Geoprobe® Tooling designed for Rotary Sonic rigs pull samples using both conventional 8x10, 6x8 and 4x6 sampling or by using Geoprobe® exclusive sonic dual tube systems.

The power for our Sonic Rigs comes from a ten-year researched and tested Sonic Head program before introducing them to the market. The Geoprobe® designed and manufactured patented Sonic Heads are capable of running 3 m tooling. The 50K dynamic force has the power to advance 114 mm to 254 mm diameter tooling. And the two-speed oscillation has the torque needed to maintain rotation in tight formations. The Sonic Head features a centerline side-shift function which moves the head side-to-side so you can work the inside diameter of the rod without moving the foot or without re-positioning the machine. This allows the operator to easily and safely access the dual pivoting winch mast system.

We continue to design and manufacture our own Sonic product line which offers 8 x 10, 6 x 8, and 4 x 6 sampling and our exclusive dual tube sonic sampling and weighted wireline tools. Geoprobe® is the only manufacturing company that offers different sampling methods … in collection bags or liners … in the industry. With our sonic liner collection system, you can view the accurate depths from which a sample is pulled.

7822DT

Geotechnical information and confirmatory samples for a new gold mining site were gathered in Canada using a Geoprobe® Direct Push machine. The mining company was constructing an open pit mine and building a berm surrounding the entire mine. Geotechnical information was collected using standard penetration tests in the overburden by casing the hole with hollow stem augers and using split spoon samplers until they hit bedrock. They continued into the rock, through some pieces as large as a full-sized truck, to confirm the consistency of the bedrock. They completed the borehole by installing a monitoring well to monitor any leaching that may have occurred over time. The project was completed in record time while other previous attempts failed using much different and larger machines.

We invest in state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to produce the widest array of sonic bits and sampling systems available for the sonic market, from conventional telescoping soil coring to dual tubing and face flush bits for rock coring. Our sonic tooling is engineered for ease of makeup and breakout with no galling or deforming in the thread area.

Core

A Geprobe® Rotary Sonic rig was used to take 114 mm diameter granite cores in 1.8 meter and 3.7 meter lengths for 13.7 meters into the subsurface. Geoprobe Systems® manufactures many sizes of sonic coring bits, casing bits, dual tube bits (exclusive to Geoprobe Systems®), and special purpose bits. Our coring bits, most commonly used in ‘core and case’ applications, feature different carbide button configurations, water channels for flushing cuttings, and provisions for the use of core catchers to help retain sampled material in the sampler.

Our sonic owners know with their rig purchase comes comprehensive training for rig operation and maintenance, and one-on-one, individual training for the use of tooling and the rig.  We also provide the best sonic service support in the drilling industry. When our customers call with a need, we respond.

We Were the First. 
Geoprobe Systems® introduced the first Direct Push machines to the Environmental Industry and changed the way soil, groundwater, and soil gas samples were collected.  Ever since those first Direct Push machines went to the field, our company has invested heavily in engineering to continue the development of new designs and innovative techniques for safer, faster, and easier collection of high-quality subsurface samples.

Geoprobe® Direct Push machines rely on the static (vehicle) weight of the machine combined with a percussion hammer mounted on a drill mast as the energy for advancing a tool string. Although many Direct Push machines are equipped with augerheads for rotary drilling, Direct Push tools do not remove cuttings from the probe hole during the sampling process. Instead the machines depend on the compression of soil or rearrangement of soil particles to permit advancement of the tool string. Soil samples are collected in liners and can be viewed from the depth they were extracted for the precise location and identification of subsurface materials. This is especially useful when identifying the location of metals in tailings piles or tailings ponds. The lighter weight of the tracked Direct Push machines also allows them to drive on extremely wet tailings piles.

Helicopter and Machine

One of the Geoprobe® Limited Access machines is heli-portable and can be easily disassembled in three pieces … the drill mast, the tracks, and the power unit … and re-assembled in about 15 minutes. Here, the track section is flown in to a mountainside and lowered to the site. The machine was then used to advance 4.25 in. hollow stem augers to install 2.0 in. groundwater monitoring wells. The rig is well-suited for continuous soil sampling, groundwater sampling, and monitoring well installation at remote drilling sites, including this one in Alaska.

Our Direct Push machines are the most popular in the environmental industry, and continue to grow in popularity in the exploration industry. They are loaded with features and capabilities that enhance subsurface sampling … from direct push to hollow stem augering, from air and mud rotary to concrete and rock coring.  Our customers find these machines flexible to perform multiple tasks in a single mobilization which allows them to reduce their client’s time and expenses.

A Geoprobe®customer in South America recently commented that he is no longer using a rotary drill for overburden sampling because the water required for rotary drilling was flushing minerals from his sample. He now uses a Geoprobe® Direct Push machine to collect samples, which does not require water during the sampling process, so he can be assured of the validity of the sample. He has also eliminated bringing up contaminated materials and no longer uses an auger for the process.

These machines are also ideal for monitoring well installation in tailings, and can eliminate the need for using conventional augers for well installation.  The light weight of Direct Push machines plus using Geoprobe® tooling is ideal for monitoring well installation especially for determining levels of arsenic or other metals in tailings that may be threatening water sources for nearby communities. Prepacked monitoring wells can be installed without bringing contaminated cuttings to the surface, thereby eliminating the need and cost for proper waste disposal.

Limited Access Machines.
These machines go where others can’t.  They were designed for customers who must focus on size for sampling in remote locations, where roads or travel is limited, or for tight, hard-to-access areas that place limits on the height, weight, and overall size of a machine. But power and performance are still key. Geoprobe® machines in this category are light-weight. They can be, for example, mounted on two wheels and powered from an independent power source, they can be a tracked model to squeeze through heavy forests or easily loaded on to airplanes or small shipping containers, or they are heli-portable and can be disassembled into three sections for easy and quick assembly on the ground.

Limited Access

A highly portable and easy to mobilize Limited Access Geoprobe® machine works at a potential mining site in Greenland. The machine was used to complete field investigations and geotechnical surveys. The area had limited access and no roads, and equipment was mobilized to the site using a helicopter with a sling capacity of 1,200 kg. This machine, which operates from an independent power source, weighs only 595 kg (including the power unit) and could be lowered with supplies to the survey areas. Based on previous work with this machine, the field team knew they could retrieve intact soil samples even in unfrozen friction soil, resulting in higher-quality samples compared to similar core drilling equipment.

 

The Limited Access machines push smaller diameter tooling packages, but are equipped with a powerful Geoprobe® percussion hammer for shallow sampling. They are cost-effective to purchase and operate, but can still get the job done, especially in less-than-ideal environments.

 

Our company goals include producing the best drilling equipment and tooling for the drilling industry. We continue to work towards that goal by developing and manufacturing innovative, high-quality machines and tooling that are safe to operate, and productive and efficient in the field. If our brand is new to you, we encourage you to go to our website … geoprobe.com … and check out who we are.  We have distributors in the United States and all over the world who would be glad to talk to you about how Geoprobe® can help you be successful. Or call us, 1-785-825-1842.

.

Probing Times Articles

Search below by title and description or filter by issue date. Use "Reset" to start a new search.

Geoprobe® Releases Two New Geotechnical Sampling Rigs

On many geotech sites, the need for speed and efficiency is of the utmost importance. Geoprobe® has released two new geotech sampling rigs...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Nebraska DOT: 3230DT is an all-inclusive timesaver

The Nebraska Department of Transportation found exactly what it was looking for with the 3230DT...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


2060CPT makes field jobs efficient, comfortable

The Geoprobe® 2060CPT is a 20-ton-rated, static push Cone Penetration Testing platform that allows users to maximize their efforts...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


20 CPT Press now available with skid steer configuration

The 20 CPT Press from Geoprobe® is a flexible mast option with a 20-ton push capacity...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


3230DT in Texas: Advances CPT Nicely

I’ve been operating the 3230DT since its release and the capabilities continue to impress me...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


7822DT V3 goes into production

When the Geoprobe® Engineering Team released the first 7822DT product in the spring of 2009, we had a good feeling...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Geoprobe® 8150LS Makes Deep Wells a Breeze for GFA International

The 8150LS sonic drill rig quickly proved itself to GFA International, Inc., while drilling in complex conditions...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Open House 2018 Recap

Our fifth Geoprobe® Open House is in the record books and we couldn’t have asked for a better day full of sunshine and excitement...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


DRILLMAX® DM250 Water Well Rig Makes Debut

In 2017, DRILLMAX® joined Geoprobe®. Bringing companies together is real work, but we are already starting to see new positives emerge...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Damasco Penna values reliability, versatility

Damasco Penna, a geotechnical engineering company based in São Paulo, Brazil, have been expanding their Geoprobe® fleet since 2008...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


No CDL Required: Saves Customers Money & Hassle

Geoprobe® continues to engineer machine configurations that allow drilling companies to mobilize to and from projects without the use of a CDL..

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


DT22 Detent Drive Head Makes Soil Sampling Faster & Easier!

Geoprobe® has developed an all new drive head for the DT22 Soil Sampling System – making an already efficient system even faster and easier...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


VIMS uses 66DT to peer into the past, plan for the future

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) uses their 66DT to dig up the past – literally – along Virginia’s Eastern Shore barrier islands...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Geoprobe® 4.5 in. Heavy Duty Sonic Rods are Stronger, Last Longer

The Geoprobe® 4.5 in. heavy duty (HD) sonic drill rods are significantly stronger than their traditional counterpart and manufactured at our facility in Salina, KS...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


MiHpt equips Parratt-Wolff with precise, real-time logging results

Parratt-Wolff effectively reduced the duration of site remediation for their clients when they introduced MiHpt into their service offerings three years ago...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


OIP-Green Successfully Detects Coal Tar Fluorescence

The Optical Imaging Profiler (OIP) is a new direct push photo-logging system developed by Geoprobe® that uses a down hole light source...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Interlocking Split Spoon is Faster, 2X Stronger, and Lasts Longer

Engineered and built by Geoprobe®, our patented interlocking split spoon saves drillers both time and money...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Collecting SPT through 3.75 in. Driven Casing

Our customers have used the 3.75 in. probe rod and DT37 soil sampling system to collect continuous soil samples and SPT samples for several years...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Drillers choose 1.75 in. probe rod for size, durability

Our NEW Geoprobe® 1.75 in. probe rods are stronger, last longer, and can be used for multiple applications...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Geoprobe® Opens Regional Service Center in Florida

One of our main company objectives at Geoprobe® is to PROVIDE TOP SERVICE IN THE DRILLING INDUSTRY...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


3230DT’s 80,000 lb. of pull back gives Shepler Well Drilling peace of mind

Shepler Well Drilling, Inc., of Manton, MI, was in the market for an auger rig when they set their sights on the 3230DT...

Probing Times Spring 2018
> Read More


Limited Site Access for HD Sonic Drilling

Jim Nidzgorski, of HD Sonic Drilling in East Palestine, OH, mobilized their Geoprobe® 8140LC Rotary Sonic inside an...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


EnviroProbe Packs Double Punch With Sonic & 3230DT

The Force is definitely with EnviroProbe Integrated Solutions, Inc., when it comes to...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Geoprobe® Sonic Broadens M&W Drilling’s Services

The vision at M&W Drilling, LLC, has been to aggressively expand drilling capabilities to provide a broader range of services to existing clients as well as to attract new ones..

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Walker Hill Field Team Completes Abandonment of 48-in. Discharge Pipe

Unused since the early 1970s, a 48-in. diameter discharge pipe in a 2-million-gallon industrial wastewater lagoon...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Glacier Drilling Hosts ‘Sweet’ Sonic Drilling Field Demo

Glacier Drilling, in Durham, CT, designed a “Sonic Drilling Overview and Field Demonstration” course last...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Huss Drilling Uses Multiple Rigs at Florida Site

In the spring of 2015, Huss Drilling, Dade City, FL, embarked on a large environmental project in...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Understated and Over Delivered

The success of their first Geoprobe® 8140LS Rotary Sonic rig and associated tooling led McMillan Drilling to...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


“There’s no way we’re not going to be successful!”

Dolese Brothers in Oklahoma City, OK, was founded before Oklahoma became...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Aztech Likes Versatility of 3230DT Rig

The 3230DT Combo Rig has seemed to ‘fill the bill’ for Aztech...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


New Doors Open to 3230DT’s Power

Action Environmental in Tampa was approached to see if they had a drill rig large enough to handle proposed environmental work; otherwise sonic options would be pursued...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Whole City Bricks Found in DT60 Core

“The environmental drilling industry is a competitive market...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Versatility is Key for 3230DT

From rock coring at a ski resort, to performing CPT for liquefaction analysis...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Versatility of 7822DT Important to Geo Lab Success

While Geo Lab Drilling near Atlanta, GA, provides an array of services...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Eichelbergers Successfully Ventures into Water Well Market with 7822DT

Eichelbergers, Inc., in Mechanicsburg, PA, was approached by...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Relationships and Reliability

Since purchasing a Geoprobe® 7822DT, which was originally envisioned to...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Elite Techniques Credits 7822DT’s Versatility to Continued Success

Elite Techniques, in Camden, SC, has experienced substantial growth since...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Trinity Drilling is Growing & Building

When David Reinsma, now Owner of Trinity Drilling, first attended a Geoprobe® Open House...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


EPI: Two Thumbs Up For Air & Mud Rotary Drilling with 7822DT

Environmental Probing Investigations, in Cream Ridge, NJ, has been...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Leaking CPT Holes Cause Problems

An artesian effect was causing a problem...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


7822DT Meets Required Checklist for Holocene Drilling’s Urban Needs

Holocene Drilling, Inc., servicing the Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR, markets...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Landshark Drilling Continues to Grow and Develop More Geoprobe® Services

Landshark Drilling, located in southern Ontario, Canada, provides...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Direct Push Services in Utah Can Always Count on EDNA

Solar grids were constructed in the...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


7822DT & Air Rotary Success

A gas station located within the urban core of a major midwestern city was confirmed to...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


New Electro Kinetic Remediation Technology Used in New York

EPhase 2 in Huntington Station, NY, utilized a Geoprobe® 6712DT to install...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Discovery Drilling Finds Right Mix

As a Driller’s Helper, and now a Driller, it didn’t take long for me to become...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Small Company Success Based On Great Employees and Reliable Equipment

I’m proud to celebrate 20 years as a partner of Enviro-Dynamics...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Summit Drilling Finds Veterans Important Asset for Company

Summit Drilling provides a wide range of...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Most Versatile CPT Push Platform

The 6622CPT punches way above...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


390 Times and Not One Failure

After completing 65 borings in...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


6620DT Keeps on Tickin’

In 2008, when Strongarm Environmental Field Services first purchased their Geoprobe® 6620DT...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Geo Logic Makes the Most of Their Investment

“While anyone in their right mind would...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


ASTM Award for Wes McCall

Wes McCall, PG, Geoprobe® Environmental Geologist, will receive...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Multiple Options for HPT Logging

Since the release of the Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) in 2006...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Enhanced In Situ Soil Analysis

The success of soil investigations and remediation designs is highly dependent o..

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Demand High for Using OIP System From Vista GeoScience Clients

John Fontana, PG and President/CEO of Vista GeoScience in Golden, CO, and his direct sensing team are...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Optical Image Profiler (OIP)

The Optical Image Profiler (OIP) is a direct push probe that uses UV fluorescence to...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Searching for DNAPL Using Direct Image® Tools

2C2, Inc., in Raritan, NJ, was contracted by B

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


Mapping DNAPL With MIP

Most MIP (Membrane Interface Probe) work is performed to map...

Probing Times Spring 2017
> Read More


32 Series: This Machine Will Produce For You!

The 3230DT and 3200 are TRUE combination machines, which means their utilization rates go up simply because they are well suited for both...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


3230DT Fits Our Geotech Needs

Within weeks of joining the Applied Geotechnical Engineering Consultants (AGEC) drill rig lineup, they tested the limits of the...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


Mission: Complete

In order to meet the Canadian military’s potable water needs, ALTECH Drilling and Investigative Services in Cambridge, Ontario...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


Scenic Backdrop for Erie Lake Project

Drilling Engineers in Fort Collins, CO, designed a barge, specifically for their Geoprobe® 7822DT to complete a pre-feasibility study...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


7822DT Arrives at Sir Sandford Fleming College

The Resource Drilling and Blasting program at Sir Sandford Fleming College welcomed their new 7822DT in January..

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


EPI Targets Air Rotary/Hammer Work for 7822DT

Tony Pressimone, Operations Manager for Environmental Probing Investigations in Cream Ridge, NJ...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


Portable Hydraulic Rod Clamp

Get rid of the pipe wrenches and use the Geoprobe® Portable Hydraulic Clamp that can be attached to most 6620DT, 7720DT, 7730DT, 7822DT, and 6712DT machines...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


New Technology: Commercial Release of Direct Image® OIP Logging Tool

The Direct Image® Team at Geoprobe Systems® proudly announces the commercial release of their newest Direct Image® logging tool ... the Optical Image Profiler (OIP)...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


MIP Quickly Delineates PHC Impacts

Vertex Environmental was retained to complete a large in-situ chemical oxidation injection remediation project by the provincial government in northern Ontario, Canada...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


I’m having problems passing the HPT Reference Test and my HPT Line Pressure is High. What’s my problem?

Soil build-up behind the HPT screen is easy to troubleshoot by removing the HPT screen. Does the line pressure return to normal, and are you able to pass...

Probing Times Spring 2016
> Read More


7822DT Early Responder for Geotechnical and Environmental Sampling

A Geoprobe® 7822DT, owned by Strata Drilling Group in Richmond Hill, Ontario (Canada), was early on scene for a train derailment on March 7, 2015, north of Gogama in northern Ontario...

Probing Times Spring 2015
> Read More


New Paint Always Draws a Crowd

New paint. So it was no surprise that the arrival of a new Geoprobe® 3230DT Combo Rig at the American...

Probing Times Spring 2015
> Read More


3230DT: Combination Drill Rig from Geoprobe®

EnviroTek Environmental & Construction Services in Tampa, FL, wanted to attract more mining clients. Their new...

Probing Times Spring 2015
> Read More


6712DT Low-Clearance Cylinder Addition “Valuable Modification” for Enviro-Dynamics

Rob Mores, Owner of Enviro-Dynamics in Hebron, IN, ushered in 2014 with the delivery of a new 6712DT to replace his trusted 6610DT...

Probing Times Spring 2015
> Read More


“We’ve sure been busy.”

We’re sure busy here at Discovery Drilling, in spite of the logistically challenging projects we have scattered around Alaska. We realized...

Probing Times Spring 2015
> Read More


Bridge Over Rubbled Water

Minnesota Department of Transportation determines 1,150-ft. long, 220-ft. high structure will be used for highway...

Probing Times Spring 2015
> Read More


Former Dry Cleaners Site Impacts CA Water Front Park

The City of Monterey, CA, has envisioned providing public access to the City’s waterfront by acquiring open space since the creation of the City’s Master Plan in 1939...

Probing Times Spring 2015
> Read More


Switch to Sonic? No Way!

The Geoprobe® sonic rig has really done some incredible things” Robert said. “Everywhere we’ve gone it’s really impressed everyone...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Geoprobe® Sonic Weighted Wireline - A Real Game Changer for the Sonic Industry

Moving things forward. That’s what the sonic weighted wireline tooling from Geoprobe Systems® does. Call it raising the bar...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Stearns Drilling On Site of Possible Vehicle Research Center

Stearns Drilling mobilized their Geoprobe® 8140LS rotary sonic to the former Willow Run Powertrain Plant in Ypsilanti Township in Michigan, the site...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Sonic Double Wall 4.5 in. (SDW45) Sampling System

The Sonic Double Wall 4.5-in. (SDW45) tooling system compliments the conventional sonic 4x6 system. It’s a simple and effective tooling system...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


8140LC Sonic: Unmatched Versatility

“As far as rig performance goes, I have to say it did very well,” Randy Crandell, Driller for Major Drilling in Salt Lake City, UT, said recently...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Indexing Rack for 10-Foot Sonic Tooling

With a few basic movements and one ‘touch’ of the drill stem, sonic tooling can be loaded into the rig’s rod loader, and the machine’s functions take over...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


High-Speed Coring Head for Geoprobe® Sonics

While Geoprobe® sonic machines effectively core rock, sonic does tend to induce fractures in the sample. So if the job calls for accurate...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


3230DT Helps Expand Services for Active Environmental Technologies

Our goal at Active Environmental Technologies, Inc. was to expand the drilling division to provide a much broader range of services to...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Spring Assisted Swivel Pull Cap

This is one of my favorite accessory tools. It’s simple and effective. This is a true impact-making, gotta-see-it-to-believe-it...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Air Rotary Drilling with a 7822DT

Never underestimate the capability of the 7822DT! Every day, customers become aware of applications they can offer their clients based on the power...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Customers Find Success with Geoprobe® 3.75 in. Tooling

Geoprobe® 3.75 in. tooling was designed in conjunction with the Geoprobe® 2.0-in. Slim Prepacks to create a more efficient...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


7822DT Uses Air Rotary for Geothermal Loop Installation

During the last 23 years, Tony Poulter, Vice President and Co-Owner of RAZEK in Louisburg, KS, has operated a Geoprobe® machine...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Brothers Find Employees and Geoprobe® Valuable to Grow Business

In 2005, Andrew and Tony Armstrong set forward to challenge themselves by starting their own company, Direct Environmental Drilling...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


GeoTek Hawaii Helps Introduce Ground Freezing Technology to Paradise

GeoTek Hawaii was recently retained by Drayko Construction in Honolulu, HI, to complete an innovative project for the City and County...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Limited Head Space for 7822DT

Hynes & Associates, in Salisbury, MD, recently completed another difficult drilling project using a Geoprobe® 7822DT...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


GeoTest Services in San Antonio Knows How to Dial In...Limited Access Machines

GeoTest Services in San Antonio, TX, completed five limited access interior borings to +/- 20 feet at the University of Houston Cougars...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


54TR Mounting Options

Are you looking for a limited access, specialty direct push machine? Our 54TR combines the proven 54 Series probe assembly...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


MIP Logging Used to Investigate Site Contaminated by Mixture of VOCs

Dekonta company, a central/eastern European environmental company in Prague, completed both research and commercial activities...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Using HPT Logs for Identifying Brine Impact on Fresh Water Aquifers

Last summer Wes McCall and Geoprobe® summer intern Mateus Evald conducted field tests with the Hydraulic Profiling Tool–Groundwater...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Geoprobe® DI Team Posts HPT Logging Services Specification

Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) Logging is getting a lot of use these days. HPT logs are a good tool for evaluating site stratigraphy...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Riverbed Characterization on Aa River in Belgium

Students and a Professor from the Free University of Brussel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) used a Geoprobe® Pneumatic Slug Test Kit to perform slug tests inside the Aa...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


Machine Refurbish Makes Good Cents

The timing is right for 7822DTs, 8040DTs, and even some sonic rigs to come in for a refurb or repairs, especially if you continue to run one of the older...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


What’s an easy way to keep your Geoprobe® machine running at peak performance?

We get calls every week, “the engine cranks but will not start or will not run well.” The number one cause is improper fuel system maintenance...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


The Bikes on Broadway

Ever present on the North Campus of Geoprobe Systems® (located on Broadway Blvd) but seldom seen by the public, these men and their ‘machines’ ride...

Probing Times Fall 2016
> Read More


ADT Increases Production With 7822DTs

Aquifer Drilling & Testing, Inc. (ADT) is currently operating between 8-12 crews gathering information to help design bioswales...

Probing Times Fall 2015
> Read More


How Did It Go? Amazing!

‘It’s amazing how a project can start off so small and turn into something much larger so quickly!’

Probing Times Fall 2015
> Read More


Versatile Power. Simple to Run.

The 3230DT may be the most versatile machine Geoprobe Systems® has ever designed and manufactured. Find out more about the machine features.

Probing Times Fall 2015
> Read More


The 4-Twenty Project

New Geoprobe® SDT60 Weighted Wire Line System Obtains High-Quality Soil Samples in Less Time

Probing Times Fall 2015
> Read More


Living the American Dream

As a young man out of high school, Rob McAllister wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. That’s something a lot of people can relate to.

Probing Times Fall 2015
> Read More


A Real Game Changer: 2.0 in. Slim Prepacks and 3.75 in. Rods

With an inside diameter of 3.0 in., the 3.75 in. Probe Rods have an optimal casing combining ease of use for 2.0-in. Slim Prepack monitoring well installation,

Probing Times Fall 2015
> Read More


Dual Winch System Saves Time and Money

One of our most versatile machines just got an efficiency boost! A true dual winch option is now available for the 7822DT...

Probing Times Fall 2015
> Read More


Customer Success: Living the American Dream

They made the decision over dinner one evening. “I think we should start our own business,” Dusty Schroeder said to his wife, Kim, with their three small children at the table...

Probing Times Fall 2014
> Read More


Customer Success: Geotechnical Investigation for New Bridge Pier Foundations

The Mannik & Smith Group Inc.’s (MSG) drilling division provided geotechnical investigation and engineering services for roadway, embankment, bridge abutment, and pier design...

Probing Times Fall 2014
> Read More


Grouting Made Easy with the Direct Image® 2.25 in. Grout Sub

The new Direct Image® (DI) 2.25 in. Grout Sub (222346) will attach to any 2.25 in. DI tool string, and allow you to easily grout your borehole from bottom up...

Probing Times Fall 2014
> Read More


Customer Success: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

Mike Hynes, Master Water Well Driller at John D. Hynes & Associates in Salisbury, MD, reports their 7822DT continues to do things and go places with continued success...

Probing Times Fall 2014
> Read More


Customer Success: 7822DT: “Right” Sized Package, Power and Capabilities

Geo Logic, Inc., Clarksville, IN, was retained by Professional Service Industries (PSI) to install a 2.0-in. PVC monitoring well near a former underground storage tank (UST) site at the..

Probing Times Fall 2014
> Read More


Gregg Drilling Uses MIP To Develop Strategic ISCO Treatment

Gregg Drilling & Testing, based in California, recently partnered with a Northern California environmental consultant to provide Membrane Interface Probe (MIP) and...

Web Article
> Read More


Open House 2012 Wrap-Up

It was overcast but dry and spirits were high as our 2012 Open House got underway Thursday morning. Close to 150 people travelled from half a dozen...

Web Article
> Read More


Geoprobe®: The Right Tools for Investigation of Uranium in Drinking Water

A few years back, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services began testing all of the water supply wells across Nebraska to be sure...

Web Article
> Read More


Direct Image® 2012 Workshop Wrap-Up

The response to our first ever Direct Image® Workshop surprised even us! Preparation for the workshop was a lot of work and at times tension was high but when the day finally arrived...

Web Article
> Read More


MC7 Soil Sampling System

The MC7 is a continuous soil sampler that compliments the industry standard MC5 system with very similar means of operation.

Web Article
> Read More


Supporting Exploration Around the World

Our customers describe our equipment as “Versatile, Innovative, Easy-to-use, and Supported like no other drilling equipment” they own...

Web Article
> Read More


Augerhead Adds Rock Coring Capability to 78 Series Machines

At the 2012 Geoprobe® Open House, the Geoprobe® Engineering Team demonstrated rock coring capabilities using the 7822DT – version 2 – equipped with a new GA4100...

Web Article
> Read More


Geoprobe Systems® Rolls Out Array of NEW Products at 2014 Open House

Geoprobe® Open House 2014 event organizers didn’t hold anything back! There were two full days of new Geoprobe® products and technology on display, the introduction...

Web Article
> Read More


© 2019 Kejr, Inc. | Privacy Policy