Integrated data acquisition at the drill site

Exploration drill rigs need integrated system with sensors to capture all important technical data. This is available for oil feld rigs and allows broad control of operations and later analysis of the drilling history. However, on diamond core rigs only minor amounts of data are acquired on the rig. For example, drill mud data, fluid gain or loss, lag time and lag depth are completely missing and hinder fluid analytics. Such analytics may be later very important for mine development since they can give information on which zones are hydraulically conductive.