Boring is drilling a hole, tunnel, or well in the earth.
Boring is used for a various applications in geology, agriculture,hydrology,civil engineering, and mineral exploration. Today, most earth drilling serves one of the following purposes:
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. This may be done for 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. Drilling is also used in vertical and inclined shaft construction.