Lesedi Drilling is the biggest underground drilling services provider in the Free State, where it holds the contract for diamond drilling operations on Harmony’s Freegold operations, which include the Masimong, Tshepong, Bambanani, Joel, Phakisa, Unisel mine. Seventy drills are used on these contracts.
North West Province
Lesedi Drilling is an important service provider to Anglo Platinum’s Rustenburg operations. Drills are deployed at the Boschfontein, Townlands (Khuseleka), Thembelani, Bathopele, Turffontein (Siphumelele) and Union Section Mines. Twentyfive pneumatic and two Mamba Hydraulic drills are deployed on these contracts.
Lesedi Drilling has been providing drilling services to AngloGold Ashanti’s operations since March 2006. Currently, 80 pneumatic drills and crews and 7 hydraulic drills and crews are deployed at Moab Khotsong and Kopanang mines in the Vaal River complex near Orkney.
Lesedi is proud to be a services provider to the African Rainbow Minerals Two Rivers Mine, almost from its inception. The mine, which is currently being expanded from an experimental site to a fully operating mine, uses three of Lesedi Drilling’s conventional feedscrew machines, supervision and crews.
Lesedi Drilling was awarded a contract for drilling services to Harmony Gold’s Randfontein Estates in May 2006.
In 2007 Lesedi Drilling was awarded the exploration drilling contract for Palabora Mining Company's second lift project. Currently 3 LM 90 Hydraulic drills are deployed and drill 500m NQ holes.
Lesedi Drilling have recently commenced work on three new contracts for Petra Diamonds namely Finsch, Kimberly and Koffiefontein Mines.