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DiscovOre & Arrow 3S

The DiscovOre head assembly and the Arrow 3S auto-lock overshot combine to create a revolutionary new core barrel system that provides safety, speed and simplicity. The new design has eliminated the weak and potentially hazardous components of a standard core barrel, the spearhead and spring pins.


The DiscovOre ‘s safety measures are automatic so no hands-on interaction is needed. It does not add time to the coring cycle so productivity is maintained.  It features a unique latch design that is robust and easy to replace. With its leveraged latches, inner tube jamming is virtually eliminated.  A reduced length makes it ideal for underground drilling. What’s more, it converts quickly from underground to surface applications.


The Arrow 3 S features an arrow-shaped design for minimal water resistance and has a smaller cross-section area, both of which allow for a faster descent in to the bore hole. Depending on the size of the bore hole, the system is reported to be up to 35% faster going down the hole. It is designed to be centralized in the drill string for a faster, smoother pump.


  • No spring pins and no spearhead
  • Automatic locking overshot
  • Robust latches and spindle
  • Improved conversion head for all hole orientations
  • Improved latch engagement
  • Stabilized bearing assembly

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We are happy to announce that as of August 2, 2021, all Canadian Fordia offices will be making drill rigs available to their customers. In an earlier blog this year, we announced that drill rigs would be available for sale in the USA and that proved to be successful, so Canada will now join the USA in adding drill rigs to their portfolio of drilling equipment for the mineral exploration industry.

The mineral exploration industry has seen a lot of change in the last few years. One of the most common challenges is finding employees. Between the cyclic nature of the industry and the recent pandemic, many experienced drillers have left and replacing them has been difficult for many companies.

At the beginning of the year, we decided to update our popular eGuides so our customers would have the latest and greatest information. We started with our most popular guide on choosing the right core bit and are now in the process of taking each guide and updating its information to represent the many changes that have occurred over the last few years.

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