Mining Tools & Instruments

Origin: Australia

The Gotcha Tool comes in three sizes (SMALL, QUARRY and LARGE) to cover the range of blast hole diameters commonly found in mining and quarrying, is constructed in non-sparking Grade 316 Stainless Steel. The clip provided with GOTCHA Tool attaches directly to the swivel clip on Oresome Products DG-series depth (dipping) tapes. Prevent misfires and prolonged disruption to on-bench workflow with the GOTCHA tool.

Gotcha QUARRY size tool

The Australian-made GOTCHA Tool has been intended to retrieve non-electronic and electronic IE detonator leads, from Ø60mm holes upward, be they wet or dry, as well as other objects such as boosters, phones, radios, equipment, hand tools, and the like. The QUARRY size tool will retrieve a typical 150g booster from a hole diameter as small as Ø89mm.

GOTCHA Tool, distributed by Oresome Products
PartModelHole – Bit
Jaw opening
GOTCHA specifications

Maximum jaw opening in Ø89mm is 44mm – stated maximum opening is in a Ø102mm hole


Fiskar Det-cord cutter
Origin: China

High-quality Fiskar brand with long-lasting stainless steel blade and high density plastic handle & anvil.  Ergo-dynamic design & light weight make it perfect for all day use.  Has thumb-lock for safety, and pointed handle that is perfect for perforating packaged explosive. Product discontinued late 2023

FISKAR cord cutter

Blast Master Det-cord cutter
Origin: USA

In anticipation of the discontinuation of the Fiskar cutter, we offer the Blast Master det-cord cutter by JA Henckels. Being a compact 150mm long it has a stainless steel blade, non-conductive anvil, thumb lock and spring loaded handles.


Electronic Shock Tube Initiator
ESI/2 by Duke Pro Inc
Origin: USA

The ESI/2 is the next generation electronic shock tube initiator. It uses patented plasma arc tip to provide reliable initiation of standard commercial and Military specification shock tube for 10,000 shots.

Two-button operation and an under-voltage lockout assures that the unit will not fire prematurely and safely discharges in the event of an aborted shot.

ESI/2 are submersible to 3m with shrouded & sealed switches and electronics. Operating temperature range is -40C to +85C.

The internal 9-Volt battery is designed to provide over 1,000 charge/fire cycles.


Woodscan Hornet v2.0 rechargeable air horn
Origin: Canada

Hornet hand-held rechargeable air horn by WoodsCan is the most reliable, cost effective, safest and most environmentally friendly signalling devise of its kind.  Powered by a 14V Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery that can be recharged off mains supply or from the 12VDC outlet in most vehicles.  Will deliver over 2,000 one-second burst of 120 dB (A) signalling power from a single charge.  Average battery charge time is 30 minutes.  The perfect product for signalling blasting in mining & quarrying operations.

4-HNT230v2.0 Hornet v2.0 set