Information from the BGS website
What is a borehole?
The main purposes for drilling boreholes
Methods of drilling
- Hand auger or hand digging
- Shell and auger rigs (as seen at the side of motorways) used for site investigation
- Small scale rotary drilling often lorry mounted
- Hammer Air flush drilling for water supply
- Offshore drilling from ships
- Large rigs on large platforms both onshore and offshore.
What can boreholes tell us
Why do we keep it?