1. Save the Date – International Mining Technology Hall of Fame

    January 27, 2014

    The inaugural inductions into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame are upon us. The nominees were announced in November’s issue of International Mining Magazine, and it didn’t take long for various other magazines to begin broadcasting. The Hall of Fame is significant because it is the first time global innovators of the mining industry will get recognition on an international level. The induction announcements are set to take place on February 22, 2014 at a gala dinner hosted by Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s just a few weeks away!

    How it Works

    Of the full list of nominees only fourteen will receive the honor of being inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. The nominees were placed into fourteen categories based on the type of contributions they made to the mining industry. These categories include:

    • Safety
    • ExplorationLongyear for International Mining Technology Hall of Fame
    • Underground Development
    • Underground Production
    • Underground Load and Haul
    • Underground Support
    • Surface Mine Production
    • Surface Mine Load and Haul
    • Mining Software
    • Comminution
    • Concentration
    • Bulk  Handling
    • Tailings Management
    • Outstanding Innovator

    A Popular Man Among Nominees

    Edmund Longyear, the man associated with drilling the first diamond core hole seems to be a favorite candidate for the inductions judging the amount of coverage he has received since his nomination. Longyear was nominated for his influence in contract diamond drilling, geological services and shaft sinking in the early part of the 20th century. He also formed the E.J. Longyear Company that later became what we all know and love, the Boart Longyear Company. The Boart Longyear Company is responsible for revolutionizing exploration in the mid 1900’s with the development of the wireline retrieved Q core barrel which is still the standard today.

    Despite being a favorite, there are many more men and woman in all the categories that deserve tremendous recognition for the work that they do. An International Hall of Fame for Mining Technology is long overdue, and being the inaugural year, all nominees have a hundred plus years of competition that they are up against.

    A Tribute to All

    Here at Rig Source, we are proud of each contributor that has been nominated in the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. The nomination itself is a prestigious honor that very few are privileged to receive. We are directly impacted by Edmund Longyear and his industry accomplishments. Rig Source is proud to offer Boart Longyear equipment as it is a popular choice for used core drill rig sales and rentals among our customers.

    What are your thoughts? Do you think Edmund Longyear will take the inaugural induction into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame for the exploration category?



  2. Must Have Membership for Drillers in the Mining Industry

    November 27, 2013

    Networking drives business and an association membership is an excellent way to gain those much needed connections that make up your network. This is especially true when you get into drilling and mining because it’s such a niche market. When you have a limited number of people searching for your product, it’s required that you reach as many of them as possible in order to make an impact. What better way to do this than to join an industry specific association.

    For the drilling and mining industry, The Northwest Mining Association is the must have membership. The NWMA is in its 118th year as a non-profit, national association representing the hard rock mining industry. They support all sectors of mining from drilling exploration to closure, and have over 2,000 members. That’s 2,000+ networking opportunities!

    Besides having a large number of members, The NWMA hosts an annual meeting and exposition to serve as a resource for networking with other drillers. The 2013 expo takes place December 2-6 and has over 2,500 attendees and 200+ exhibitors attending. Short courses and technical sessions are also available at the expo that directly relate to drilling and the mining industry. These educational opportunities provide members an additional method of staying on top of the latest mining news and technology.Terramac with Sprayboom for NWMA notice

    Rig Source is one of the many companies that saw the benefit of NWMA membership, and takes full advantage of the opportunities it provides them to advance in the drilling industry. They have actively been using the annual expo for networking and keeping in touch with current and past drilling customers for four years now. The Director of Sales, Matt Slater stated that he expects his sales team to reach approximately five percent of their customer base during the 2013 show. Five percent may not seem like a lot, but that is a high percentage given that the mining industry is only one of many drilling industries that Rig Source serves.

    To learn more about Northwest Mining Association membership, visit the Expo at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada December 2-6th.  While you’re there, be sure to stop by Rig Source’s Booth’s # 514 & 516 and start growing your industry specific network!



  3. NEW Atlas Copco CS14 – Video Upload

    January 17, 2013

    Atlas Copco CS14 Core Drill for Sale by Rig Source Inc A new Atlas Copco CS14 video has been uploaded to the Rig Source Inc channel on YouTube. Subscribe to the Rig Source channel by clicking here. The Atlas Copco CS14 is a complete walk-around of the new core drill, highlighting the engine and tower. Call Rig Source today at 630-365-1649 for more information on the Atlas Copco CS14 core drill rig in stock. Rig Source has a number of Atlas Copco core drills available for sale. Click here to view all core drill listings.



  4. Find Us At NWMA Expo: We Custom Mount Core Drills

    November 28, 2012

    Rig Source will make another appearance this year as an exhibitor at the Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) Expo in Spokane, WA – December 5-6, BOOTH #1119 and 1121. Get more information and check the availability of both new and used, Atlas Copco and Boart Longyear core drill rigs.  Also ask about our custom mounting options for your core drills!  Rig Source can mount any drill rig or other type of equipment or integrate a flat bed or dump bed, etc. to a Terramac RT9 crawler carrier for any rough terrain job. Crawler Carrier Mount Option for Core Drills NWMA is a regional association representing members interests throughout the United States and Canada, working closely with the National Mining Association.  NWMA is recognized as an innovative and proactive leader in addressing the needs of an increasingly global mining industry. Please feel free to give us a call at 630-365-1649 if you can’t make it to the NWMA Expo, but would like information on core drills or rubber track crawler carriers.



  5. Geosuelos Purchases a Boart Longyear LF70 Core Drilling Rig

    October 10, 2012

    Boart Longyear LF70 Core Drilling Rig Loaded on TrailerGeosuelos in Ecuador, South America, just recently purchased a Boart Longyear LF70 core drilling rig to use for mineral exploration. The Boart Longyear LF70 is one of the most recognized small-format drills in the industry. This light weight rig has a depth capacity of 700 m and can be assembled in under an hour and easily broken down into 7 flyable modules. The Boart Longyear LF70 is an excellent solution for the remote locations Geosuelos will be drilling. For more information on new and used core drills Rig Source has for sale, email us or contact 630-365-1649.



  6. Featured Atlas Copco CS14 and CS1000 P6 Core Drills

    August 27, 2012

    Rig Source has both a new Atlas Copco CS14 and a used Atlas Copco Christensen CS1000 P6 available and in-stock. Atlas Copco CS14 Core Drilling Rig Atlas Copco CS1000 Core Drill The Atlas Copco Christensen CS1000 P6 unit includes: a cummins 6 cylinder diesel engine, 535 bean pump, HQ drill head, wireline winch and main winch. The new Atlas Copco CS14 is available for immediate delivery.  This skid or trailer mounted core drilling rig is one of the most well know in the world. Give Rig Source a call today at 630.365.1649 for pricing and additional information.



  7. Job Openings in Elburn, IL at Rig Source!

    June 6, 2012

    Thanks to the introduction of Terramac’s RT9 crawler carrier product, Rig Source has job openings in their Elburn, Illinois offices.

    What does Rig Source do? Rig Source sells and rents a variety of new and used drilling equipment to customers around the world.  We carry new and used drilling rigs from manufactures like: Atlas Copco, Boart Longyear, Geoprobe, Diedrich, CME and more.  We also rent and sell crawler carriers by Terramac, IHI and Morooka.  In addition we have a service department that can also refurbish or custom mount the machines we sell. We also have a full parts department.

    What’s it like to work at Rig Source? Maybe we’re a bit bias, but we think Rig Source is a really fun place to work!  Our employees constantly tell us they love working at Rig Source and many have been with us for years.  Rig Source has an energetic culture and values those with an entrepreneurial spirit.  We are looking for people who want to grow with us as we embark on an exciting new chapter of the company with the introduction of our new product, the Terramac RT9 rubber track crawler carrier.

    At the time of publishing this post we have these job openings:

    • Heavy Equipment Shop Manager
    • Experienced Heavy Equipment Sales Representative
    • Sales Assistant

    To view the full job descriptions and apply to open positions at Rig Source, please visit our careers page.



  8. Boart Longyear LF70 for Sale!

    April 9, 2012

    Boart Longyear LF70 for SaleWe’re excited to announce that we have a Boart Longyear LF70 for sale! As most drillers know, the LF70 is one of the most recognized small-format drills in the industry. It is a flyable rig with a depth capacity of 700 m that can be assembled in less than an hour. The Boart Longyear LF70 for sale is a lightweight exploration rig that is ideal for drilling in remote locations. Other features of Rig Source’s LF70: • Solid Structural design: a floating spindle allows simple rod start • Nitro-Chuck™ ensures fail safe operations via patented nitrogen gas spring jaws with hydraulic open/spring close functionality • 4-speed transmission delivers both high torque (ideal for RC drilling) and high speed (ideal for diamond drilling) • Easily breaks down into 7 flyable modules with a maximum weight of 554 kg Call us today at 630-365-1649 for info on the Boart Longyear LF70 for Sale. Rig Source sells and rents both new and used drilling equipment.  We also have crawler carriers for sale and for rent.



  9. Rig Source has another Atlas Copco CS14 in Stock!

    March 8, 2012

    Atlas Copco CS14 Core Drill Rig for Sale Rig Source takes delivery of another new Atlas Copco CS14 to meet market demands! Why wait 6-8 weeks for a new CS14 when Rig Source has one in stock that comes with the same FACTORY WARRANTY and STARTUP from Atlas Copco.  We offer full tooling packages and can ship the units anywhere in the world.  Ask about our mounting options if you require the unit to be track based or truck mounted. Rig Source offers a wide variety of new and used core drills for sale, so give us a call at 630-365-1649 with any questions regarding your exploration drilling needs.



  10. Rig Source now has 3 Atlas Copco CS1000 P6’s!

    February 9, 2012

    2 Atlas Copco CS1000 P6 Units Available for Sale Looking for a great used core drill for your upcoming spring projects? Rig Source just took delivery today of these Atlas Copco CS1000 P6’s.  The rigs are equipped with HQ heads, 535 Bean pumps and Cummins 6 cylinder diesel engines.  View the core drill online listings here. Need different mounting options?  We can help!  Call today because these drills are priced to sell. Don’t see what you are looking for? Rig Source gets new equipment daily!  If you are looking for new or used core drills, oil and gas drills or crawler carriers for sale or if you’re looking for something to rent, please give us a call at 630-365-1649 or email us at info@rigsourceinc.com.