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Your go-to guide for surface mining, quarrying and construction drilling

November 7, 2019

We are happy to announce that the new Reference book for Epiroc Surface and Exploration Drilling division has been published. It is available in The Epiroc Print Shop, both as a printed and digital version. The book, named "Drilling in surface mining, quarrying and construction"; is the go-to guide for knowledge about surface drill rigs, the applications they work in, geology, automation, rock drilling principles and much more.


The comprehensive book is divided into three sections: Talking technically, Case studies and Product specifications. The book has 207 pages including a practical fold-out with an overview of Epiroc surface drill rigs, their specified hole range, drilling method and applications.

Talking technically

In this section we have gathered 26 technical articles about applications, drilling methods, principles of rock drilling, parts and services and other related matters.


Case stories

Here you can dig in to case stories from all around the world and read about how we at Epiroc helped our customers with their operational challenges in different applications.


Product specifications

Facts and technical specifications for all our surface drill rigs (within the 27–229 mm hole range) will serve as a quick guide.


Drilling in surface mining, quarrying and construction has a wide area of use and is appreciated by industry professional as well as students and investors. It functions as a good introduction to the rock excavation industry and to surface rock drilling in particular.


To order the Reference book 2019: Drilling in surface mining, quarrying and construction, visit and search for PMI number: 9868 0175 93.

For further information, please contact:
Fredrik Ternström
Project Manager – Brand Communication, Surface and Exploration Drilling division
Mobile: +46 (0)73 158 8152

Anna Dahlman Herrgård Global Communications & Brand Manager, Surface and Exploration Drilling division

Mobile: +46 (0)733 267 382


Surface mining & quarrying International 2019 Local Surface and Exploration Drilling division Press release

Epiroc is a leading global productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative, safe and sustainable drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides world-class service and solutions for automation and interoperability. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 38 billion in 2018, and has more than 14,000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at

Surface and Exploration Drilling is a division within Epiroc. It develops, manufactures, and markets rock and exploration drilling equipment for various applications in civil and geotechnical engineering, quarries and both surface as well as underground mines worldwide. Epiroc’s strong focus on innovative product design and service support systems gives added customer value. The main production centers are in Sweden, Italy, India, Japan and China. The divisional headquarters is in Örebro, Sweden.

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