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10 Facts About Boring

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Boring is drilling a hole, tunnel, or well in the earth.

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Boring is used for a various applications in geology, agriculture, hydrology, civil engineering, and mineral exploration.

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.

Hydrology is the scientific study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the water cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.

Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.

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Today, most earth drilling serves one of the following purposes:

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return samples of the soil and/or rock through which the drill passes

Soil is a mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and countless organisms that together support life on Earth.

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access rocks from which material can be extracted

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access rocks which can then be measured

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provide access to rock for purposes of providing engineering support

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Unlike drilling in other materials where the aim is to create a hole for some purpose, often the case of drilling or coring is to get an understanding of the ground/lithology.

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This may be done for prospecting to identify and quantify an ore body for mining, or to determining the type of foundations needed for a building or raised structure, or for underground structures, including tunnels and deep basements where an understanding of the ground is vital to determining how to excavate and the support philosophy.

Prospecting is the first stage of the geological analysis of a territory.

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Drilling is also used in vertical and inclined shaft construction.

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