Boulevard Garcia Morales #902
C/ Helicoptero, 
Colonia La Manga, C.P. 83220,
Hermosillo, Sonora,  Mexico.
Phone: 011 52 662 207 2400, 
Fax: 011 52 662 207 2424

Global experience in diamond drilling.

Falcon Perforaciones Mexico S.A. de C.V.

The Mexican office was established by Falcon Drilling in 2007 in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora with the primary objective of bringing new and more efficient drilling techniques to the Mexican mining exploration industry.   Today Falcon Drilling offers a full range of diamond drilling services in Mexico, including shallow and deep hole drilling, truck and track mounted drills for efficient transportation and helicopter portable drills that offer access to remote sites.  Mr. Eli Tennant is the Managing Director and Mrs. Brenda Carranza is General Manager exercising control over all local operations. 


The F1000 was purposely designed and built by Falcon Drilling for use at remote drilling sites accessible only by helicopter.  It can be quickly taken apart and moved by helicopter from one site to another.  This minimizes the environmental... more

F1000 helicopter portable drill during drilling operations in Alaska.

The F1500 was developed and built by Falcon Perforaciones Mexico in response to the need for a helicopter transportable drill with deeper drilling capability than the F1000.  In addition to drilling deeper it is also able to use N and NTW sized... more

An F1500 drill operating at altitude in Mexico.

Larger than the F1000, the F3000 is generally supplied as a skid mounted drill but is also provided as a fly drill assembly which is easily disassembled and moved with a helicopter from one site to another.  Again, the design focus was based upon... more

Burkina Faso F3000 arriving on site prior to setup and drilling.
Supply Pumps

We have several models and sizes of water supply pumps, giving us the ability to pump long distances with maximum lift capacity.
All of our pumps are mounted on steel frames and positioned within containment trays for environmental... more

Support Equipment

The equipment listed in this section represents a cross section of that available at specific locations.  The operators that we provide are trained and certified to operate these machines.  For particular equipment requirements at the site of... more

D6 making pad access roads in B.C.

Falcon Perforaciones Mexico S.A. de C.V.

We have worked with Falcon drilling on several important projects and have always appreciated their commitment to providing superior service. Ongoing project management during drilling allows Falcon to improve key production factors including core recovery and achieving target depths during drilling. A commitment to site safety and environmental controls makes Falcon a good partner for drilling in any community and environment.

Henry Marsden
General Manager
Paget Southern Resources 


Falcon Drilling Ltd. - Canada

I am writing this letter to strongly recommend Falcon Drilling as a diamond drilling contractor of choice.
I have used Falcon in three different jurisdictions (Jalisco State, Mexico; British Columbia, Canada; and Nevada, USA) over the past four years and have been impressed by the company’s organization, skill-set, effort, and efficiency to get the job completed on schedule and on-budget.

My most recent project was in Nevada, where Falcon christened a new track–mounted drill. The drill required a few minor adjustments once up and operating in the field. Robert Hansen and his crew quickly and effectively made the adjustments and drilling progressed with excellent production and core recovery for the duration of the program.
In summary, Falcon Drilling is a company that I will readily contact for a drill program of any scope.


Bob Lane, M.Sc., P.Geo. Plateau Minerals Corp.


In my capacity as Vice President of Explorations for a number of past and present TSX listed Junior Resource exploration companies (CalpineResources, Adrian Resources, Madison Minerals, Maracote Resources and Oromin Explorations), I have had the good fortune of working with the dedicated and highly-professional management and personnel of Falcon Drilling for nearly twenty years. During this time, I have worked closely with Falcon on numerous drilling projects, many of which were helicopter supported. These helicopter-drilling operations were located in some extremely remote and geographically-topographically challenging areas, including: extreme winter conditions of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia (Eskay Creek- CalpineResources), lush rainforest of Central Panama (Petaquilla - Adrian Resources), jungle highlands of Papua New Guinea (Mt. Kare - Madison Minerals), precipitous topography of Peruvian Andes (Halley- Maracote Resources) and, the present non-helicopter operations in the sub-Saharan desert of eastern Senegal (Sabodala - Oromin Explorations). Through all of these multi-drill operations the professional standards and high levels of operational safety standards displayed by the entire Falcon Drilling team has been exemplary. Falcon's vast experience in working on helicopter-supported programs not only provides a very high-standard of productivity while utilizing better than industry-standard safety practices, but is done in a very cost­ effective, cost-saving fashion.
Additionally, Falcon's drills have been designed and engineered specifically for helicopter-supported programs which greatly reduces helicopter moving and set-up times. Should you require any additional comments or background related to my involvement in working together with Falcon Drilling over the past many years and world-class Projects, please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience.

Yours truly,

David W. Mallo
Vice President ExplorationsOromin Explorations Ltd.



On behalf of Xstrata Copper, we are enclosing a token of our appreciation for your contribution towards Xstrata Copper's achievement of reaching 3 years with no reportable accidents as of July 2011.  Your safe work ethic and environment has enabled us to reach this goal.  Xstrata appreciates your effort and please accept our sincerest gratitude for the superior job you are doing in making every day a safe day!

Management and Staff of Xstrata Copper Exploration.


Falcon Drilling Burkina Faso SARL

I have been a client of Falcon Drilling for over 30 years now as either a project manager or as project financier. I have always found them to provide superior performance.  They specialize in difficult jobs and their success appears to be in their on site management. 

Robert Sibthorpe B.Sc. (Geol), MBA


Falcon Drilling Mongolia LLC

Received from CENTERRA GOLD Inc. a thank you note on being part of a major strike on their ATOproject located in the East of Mongolia.

From: Boris Kotlyar.
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 2:10 PM

Dear Friends:
Please find on the Centerra Gold Inc website press release on the ATO project:

Congratulations to you and many thanks for your help and support to make it happened.

Boris Kotlyar
Regional Exploration Manager



: Received from Erdene Resources regarding ongoing HSEC inspection at the jobsite.

From: Jon Lyons.
Sent: September-24-11 7:16 AM

Subject: RE: HSEC inspection, 14Sep2011

Falcon has consistently performed above average on each of our HSEC inspections this year. Moreover, you and your colleagues have made considerable progress in implementing the improvements we proposed.


Falcon Drilling Inc - USA

Gibler Geotechnical Consulting, Inc. (GGCI) proudly recommends Falcon Drilling Inc. Falcon Drilling has provided safe, dependable and professional diamond drilling services during the 2012 exploration season in the Southwestern Alaska Range (Millrock Resources: Estelle Project). 
They drilled nine holes and 4,500 feet of helicopter supported BTW and NQ core in less than one month. 
This was accomplished in extreme terrain and under hazardous environmental conditions.

Falcon demonstrated their commitment to the highest standards of safety by placing guards around all rotating equipment and by holding rig safety meetings each day. Everyone was encouraged to speak up. Drill sites were kept clean, neat and free of slip and trip hazards. 
The thoughtful leadership of the drill foreman and safety manager combined with active participation of drilling crews in safety resulted in zero drilling incidents during 2012.

Falcon is committed to excellent customer service and performance. During their work at the Estelle project they planned ahead for every conceivable contingency. This practice resulted in increased production and diminished down time. Equipment was well maintained and rig support was excellent. Falcon’s foreman, drillers and helpers joined together with GGC’s exploration manager and support crew to develop innovative solutions to tough drilling problems. 

This contributed to an extremely successful drilling season with reduced total drilling costs. GGC hopes to work with Falcon Drilling Inc. again in 2013 and highly recommends this company.

Best Regards,

Kati Gibler

Project Manager: Millrock Estelle Project
Principle Geologist, Gibler Geotechnical Consulting, inc.


As Senior Exploration Geologist for Kiska Metals on their Island Mountain Project in the central Alaska Range during the 2011 summer field season, I highly recommend Falcon Drilling.

I do not know of another drilling company that could have performed as well as Falcon given the extremes of conditions and circumstances. During the 2011 exploration season, Falcon drilled in excess of 26,000 feet using three flyrigs in some of the most difficult terrain (steep to swampy) in less than four months that extended into mid-October and early winter conditions. This may not seem like much footage until you realize that the "grid program" required them to mob/demob a single fly rig every day for a month so that they could operate productively all night long.  A new drillhole everyday, thirty to fifty feet of overburden to tricone through every night and they still they averaged just under 200 feet/hole/day, it was a grueling task.  The design of their F1000 flyrig, the dedication of their crews and an excellent helicopter pilot are the only reasons the grid program was a success.

When asked to supply a third rig and two more crews mid-season, they gladly took on the challenge, requiring extra efforts and more involvement by their superintendents until the new crews were sufficiently trained. When asked at the last minute to extend the season another month, crews that were looking forward to going home, gladly stayed-on to drill the last six holes. Pushing the central Alaska summer season into mid-October forced Falcon to rethink water delivery up the 1500 foot slope, providing active freeze protection and emergency drainage to avoid delays due to frozen water lines. These are but a few of the examples of Falcon's efforts to work within strict operational and safety guidelines while the exploration program was in constant flux.

The entire Falcon Drilling Company is sound from the design of their fly rigs, to an actively involved owner, efficient management and experienced and productive drill crews. I whole-heartedly recommend Falcon, especially if the drilling task is considered difficult. They will get the job done!


Scott McKeag

District Geologist.



Falcon Perforaciones Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Ms. Brenda Carranza - Executive Director Global Marketing.

Ms. Brenda Carranza has worked for Falcon Perforaciones Mexico since 2007 as General Manager. She has a background in Administration and also has 16 years previous experience in Exploration Drilling Management, Logistics and Purchasing. She is responsible for all contract proposals, estimating and branch performance. Due to her previous knowledge of Incorporation processes throughout Central and South America, she was in charge of the Incorporation of Falcon Drilling Chile Spa., starting on September 2011 and finalizing it in December of same year. At that time she was also appointed as Executive Director of Global Marketing for the Falcon Drilling group.

Ms. Patricia Briseno - Managing Director

Ms. Briseno started working for Falcon Perforaciones Mexico in 2008. She has a B.S. in Business Administration and qualifications in Accounting from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico. She now holds the positions of Managing Director and Financial Controller. She is also responsible for Purchasing and Inventory control.

Ms. Gloria Villegas - Operations Manager.

Ms. Villegas commenced employment with Falcon Perforaciones Mexico in 2007 having previously had 12 years experience in the Drilling and Mining industry. Her early experience also includes 6 years in Purchasing in the manufacturing industry. She is responsible for Projects performance and control as well as managing operations personnel in house and on site.

Mr. Mark Freeman - Operations Supervisor.

Mr. Mark Freeman has over 20 years of experience in the drilling and mining industry as a driller and Supervisor. Since 2010 when he started with Falcon Perforaciones Mexico he has been responsible for the performance of the projects on site. He ensures that the operations personnel follow good drilling and safety practices in accordance to Falcon Policies.

Falcon Drilling Ltd. - Canada

Mr. Keith Hillen - Branch Manager.

Mr. Hillen brings over 30 years of management experience to the Canadian Branch. His professional conduct and team concepts are instrumental in the operation. Focusing on creating a safe work environment he encourages employee involvement through innovation and procedures.
Mr. Hillen is responsible for all contract proposals, estimating and branch logistics. His administrative duties include the management of the Falcon Group Health, Safety and Environmental Program.

Ms. Haixia Yu - Accountant.

Ms. Haixia Yu joined Falcon Drilling Ltd – Canada in 2010 as Accountant having previously worked for many years as an Accountant and Bookkeeper in accounting and manufacturing businesses in Canada and China. She holds a B. Comm. in Accounting and General Business from the University of Northern B.C. , a Diploma in accounting and Management from the College of New Caledonia and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Harbin University in China.

Falcon Drilling Burkina Faso SARL

Mr. Doug Karaz - Country Manager.

Mr. Karaz has been with Falcon Drilling since 1989 in various capacities including field and shop mechanical and administrative supervisory positions. Prior to joining Falcon Drilling he was a licensed helicopter engineer and brings that valuable experience to his position as Country Manager. He was appointed Country Manager for Burkina Faso in April 2011 and has been there since then.

Ms. Veronique Nana - Office Manager.

Ms. Veronique Nana holds a Masters Degree in Management Finance and Audit and had previously held senior accounting and auditing positions in other companies. She joined Falcon in 2011 as Head Accountant.

Mr. Steven Ouedraogo - Accountant and Logistics- Burkina Faso.

Mr. Steven Ouedraogo had previously worked as an accountant and holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance and Accounting. He joined Falcon Drilling in 2012 with primarily accounting responsibilities and then assumed responsibility for shipments and Taxes.

Mr. Mamadou Ouedraogo - Logistics Support.

Mr. Mamadou Ouedraogo was the first employee hired by Falcon Drilling Burkina Faso upon the company's inception. He supplies a wealth of knowledge in support of Purchasing and Field Operations support and also assists in administrative functions. His past experience as a long distance Commercial Driver has proven of great value in supporting personnel movements and field operations.

Falcon Drilling Mongolia LLC

Managing Director - Ms. Undraa Purevdorj.

Ms. Purevdorj has been working in the diamond drilling industry since 2003; she holds a Certificate and a Doctor Degree in Law. She also has extensive experience in Management. As Managing Director she oversees companywide operations, performance and drilling projects for the Falcon Group at International level.

Operations Manager - Amarjargal Lunsandorj (Smiley).

As Operations Manager of the Mongolian branch, Mr. Amarjargal is responsible for safe and satisfactory drilling operation. He has been working for Falcon Drilling Mongolia since its inception and has worked in the oil and exploration drilling industry since 1996.

Senior Accountant - Ms. Odmaa Batsaikhan.

Ms. Batsaikhan has a Doctor Degree in Accounting. She started with Falcon Drilling working her way from Inventory Manager to Accountant. Ms. Batsaikhan is now Senior Accountant of the Mongolian branch. She is responsible for efficient accounting for the company in accordance with international and domestic accounting standards and regulations.

Office Manager - Ms. Haliunaa Chimgee

As Office Manager she is responsible for supervising and preparing administrative tasks to support organised background for drilling operations. Her educational background starts from Sacramento City College of California State, USA.

The Mongolian field and administrative team.

The Mongolian field and administrative team.

Falcon Drilling Inc - USA

Mr. Jeff Eitzmann - Vice President, Operations.

Mr. Eitzmann has been with Falcon Drilling since December 2011 and has a background in science and research and holds an MSc science degree. He began his career with Falcon Drilling by conducting research on equipment being used in the field to ensure that high quality items are purchased for the core drilling operations. Jeff became Vice President of Operations for Falcon Drilling Inc. in October 2012 and has assisted in the daily operations to ensure quality service and an efficient workplace.

Mr. Troy Whitehead - Manager.

Joining Falcon Drilling in 2014, Mr. Whitehead brings 18 years of experience in the drilling industry. As a Nevada native he has gained a broad perspective working on surface and underground projects globally. In his role as Field Operations Manager, he is responsible for onsite project performance including personnel management and implementation of policies and procedures. His breadth of experience and hands on approach have been key in providing quality and consistent services to our clients.

On site Safety training session in Mexico.

Health and Safety Objective.

All of Falcon Drilling’s operations are governed by our corporate Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) program and policy manuals. Our health and safety goal is to eliminate work related accidents, injuries and illness, and promote health and safety in every client related task. Our HS& E program includes inspections to identify and eliminate unsafe working conditions or practices and control health hazards. Falcon Drilling also promotes a Safety Incentive program encouraging the active participation of all employees.


There are many instances where local conditions warrant site specific safety requirements e.g. high temperature working conditions, wildlife considerations, extreme cold, low water availability. These specific conditions are controlled through management supervision, pre-job site hazard assessments and safe work practices implemented to minimize hazards.


Regional safety training courses are conducted to ensure employees use safe working practices and are aware of the risks and mitigation measures applicable to regional conditions. Qualified instructors conduct our training programs.


Falcon Drilling adheres to all local environmental requirements. We ensure these requirements are met to the highest standard through the development of environmental work plans which follow the four principles our environmental management program “Prevention, Compliance, Conservation and Restoration”.


Heli portable F3000 rig drilling deep holes on an inaccessible site at Chihuahua, Mexico

Safety & Environmental.

Safety system familiarization on a new F3000 mobile drill.
On site Safety Training course during drilling operations in Mexico.

Drilling Equipment & Field Operations

An F1000 being readied for deployment to field operation.

Logistics & Support

Mexico regional office and Maintenance center - Hermosillo.

Fabrication & Maintenance

Locally fabricated mobile F3000 drill rig and safety systems.
Part of fabrication and maintenance shop in Hermosillo.

Community Involvement.

Field support crew are hired from local labour pool whenever possible.