In a world where development of previously backward regions continues at a high rate of speed, the demand for raw materials and natural resources to feed this appetite never ends. This in turn creates a need for discovery of new sources of materials as the older ones peter out after decades of utilization. No mine ever lasts forever and new ones need to be discovered on a continuing basis.
Anyone in the sample drilling business is probably set for life since the only way to truly determine the “reserves” of a potential property is to drill down and obtain a representative set of cores that will reveal how much of an ore body or petroleum deposit is really down there.
As in all other industries, there are occasional slack times but the business always comes roaring back stronger than ever.