Helm Diamond Drilling

Indigenous Owned and Operated

HELM Diamond Drilling is an Indigenous-owned mining company started by Alan McPherson in 2020. He has over 20 years of drilling experience in Canada and has assembled an accomplished team combined with top of the line drills and equipment.

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Job Opportunities

New positions are always being added and we are frequently looking for new Drillers and Driller Helpers to join our expanding dynamic team.

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Leadership Team

Our team has drilled all over Canada on skid, underground, fly, ice and barge. We are a growing company with experiences staff who want to tackle all types of jobs where we can continue to grow and learn.

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Get in Touch

For all inquries, including quotes, availability and any other questions you may have for you next project, contact us today!

About Us

HELM Diamond Drilling is a newly established private Canadian company with over 30 years of combined drilling experience. HELM is dedicated to providing high quality drilling services based on their accomplished team and top of the line drilling equipment. Based in Prince George BC, Helm is an Indigenously owned company by Alan McPherson, a member of the Tahltan Nation. This places Helm on a local contractors list, making HELM a favourable hire in one of the most explored and prolific areas in BC.

Our Services

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Diamond Drilling

Specializing in mineral exploration, underground, and production diamond drilling, Helm Diamond Drilling takes pride in safety, efficiency and forward thinking solutions. We consistently deliver innovative problem solving to the most technical drilling challenges, in some of the most complex operating environments in Canada. Through our investment in safety, people and industry leading equipment we are ready to take on any challenge you may have.

Our Drills

  • We currently have three Multi-Power Discovery II drills capable of drilling to 1285 meters with NQ and up to 875 meters with HQ with plans for further expansion in the near future
  • Diamond core drilling BQ, NQ, HQ
  • Configured for fly, skid and underground

Our Team

HELM is committed in building a company that grows with experience and knowledgable staff. HELM is motivated to help more indigenous individuals enter into the industry with proper training to provide long careers.

Alan McPherson

Alan McPherson


Alan is a Tahltan First Nation Member from Northern British Columbia. Starting his career in 2005 as a drillers helper he worked his way up through the industry, working at locations throughout Canada and building on his experience with skid, fly and underground drilling. In late 2020 Alan opened his own drilling company, offering his years of experience and knowledge to local industry with the goal of local employment and safe, reputable results.

Alec Fischer

Alec Fischer

Chief Executive Officer

Alec comes to us from Manitoba, where he completed a degree in Geology and has since worked throughout the Mining and Exploration industry in several provinces across Canada, with experience planning drill campaigns and managing projects he is happy to help bridge the gap between drilling and geology.


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Grant Carlson, P.Eng

Chief Operating Officer

Gold Mountain Mining

Gold Mountain has worked with Helm Diamond Drilling for two years at the Elk Gold Project, and Helm has been professional and efficient in delivering our exploration programs over that time. HELM's crews have been experienced and talented drillers delivering excellent productivity and unit costs and most importantly, maintaining an outstanding health and safety record.