Booysen Bore


  • Established in 1968 Booysen Bore is a large, specialist mining production drilling company with a staff of over 300 people
  • Based in Kuruman, Booysens has earned a reputation as an industry leader in blast-hole production drilling especially in the difficult formations and conditions of the Norther Cape iron ore and manganese mines
  • Booysens has established themselves as a preferred service provider to the solar IPP industry for the drilling of solar panel post holes
  • The company operates a fleet of approximately 55 rigs and operates exclusively in the Northern Cape with plans to expand its service offering geographically


  • De-watering: specialised large diameter drilling to for open pit mine de-watering holes
  • Blast hole: drilling of holes or “benches” into an opencast mine for the charging of explosives
  • Reverse circulation: used for in-fill exploration and Resource drilling and for grade control purposes
  • Percussion drilling: piloting of holes in an opencast mine for exploration purposes.
  • Diamond drilling: diamond core drilling for exploration, Resource and strata control
  • Solar post drilling: specialist drilling of post holes during IPP solar field construction