Mineral exploration drilling

Mining survey

The aim of mineral exploration is to discover new deposits or unknown extensions of deposits. A deposit is a concentration of one or more useful substances that can be exploited.

The various stages of mineral exploration are: a review of existing information or documentary and historical analysis, reconnaissance exploration, detailed exploration, exploration evaluation and drilling campaign.

For these different stages, AGTS can assist you with various exploration techniques, including geological mapping, geochemical analysis, geophysical methods and drilling (core drilling, RC, etc.).

Your issues

Our professions meet your challenges:

  • Ensuring the stability of your infrastructure
  • Ensuring visibility over time
  • Quality experts using quality materials
  • State-of-the-art equipment for quality results
  • Optimising production
  • Improve profitability
  • Identify risk areas and map soils
  • Ensure infrastructure stability
  • Ensure the viability of projects over time
  • Identify soil and subsoil characteristics
  • Prevent environmental phenomena and related risks
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance
  • Helping to decide on the use of materials and appropriate methods 
  • Identifying sources of borrowed materials and their capacity
  • Ensuring safety and risk control

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any information or quotation you may require for your projects.

AGTS solutions


AGTS expertise

At AGTS, we are committed partners for geotechnical and materials engineering.

With AGTS, you have access to our network of experts in geotechnical and materials engineering, on the latest generation of machines for all types of geotechnical testing to detect all soil and subsoil characteristics and identify site-related geotechnical risks. Our experienced experts are with you every step of the way, keeping up to date with current regulations.

AGTS is recognized nationally and internationally, with numerous references. We guarantee optimal solutions for your geotechnical needs.

A local


For 150 years, Apave has been a benchmark player in risk management on an international scale. With a worldwide presence, the group currently operates in some twenty African countries (Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar, Cameroon, Chad, etc.).

AGTS, a subsidiary of the Apave Group, has the same ambitions. With a large pool of experts and a high degree of mobility, we can intervene on almost the entire African continent, in the shortest possible time.

Whatever your sector of activity, your type of infrastructure and your needs, you'll benefit from tailored support from professionals with proven expertise.

Your questions

  • Who is mining exploration aimed at?

    The targets are mining exploration companies and mining engineering consultancies, as well as major energy companies.
  • What resources are used?

    The methods used are documentary research, geophysical methods and drilling machines. Geophysical methods include geochemical analyses of soil, rock, water or plant samples collected manually at the surface, geophysical analyses (using gravimetry and magnetometry), and chemical analyses of samples taken at depth using boreholes.
Our equipments
Discover our range of precision measurement tools, including sound level meters, moisture meters, rebar detectors and much more. At AGTS, we offer you state-of-the-art equipment, specially designed to meet the challenges of Africa's toughest sites. Thanks to our expertise and use of state-of-the-art technology, our solutions offer precision for your specific projects, ensuring reliable data for informed decision-making.
geotechnical engineering on materials
Engineering, geotechnical surveys and materials
A geotechnical survey is a useful and cost-effective step before starting a construction project. The geotechnician applies his or her knowledge and know-how to ensure the proper realization, optimization and safety of the project to be carried out. Whether for the construction of buildings, bridges, roads, freeways, tunnels, dykes, quays, viaducts, canals, dams, retaining walls, jetties, breakwaters, groins, gabions, riprap, airports, ports, power plants..., the expertise of a geotechnician is essential and beneficial. AGTS provides engineering support throughout your project, from design to completion, to help you better understand the behavior of all types of soil and groundwater.
Tensile testing machine
Material tests

Whether destructive or not, materials testing provides an exhaustive picture of the description of material properties. These tests are therefore a perfect tool for gaining a better understanding of materials, and in turn data that facilitates decision-making on a given project. 

Rely on AGTS to manage the risks associated with materials testing and ensure responsible operations that comply with current regulations.

Why choose


Number one


We know that you need a fast, efficient response for optimum management of your project. Our subsidiaries in Africa are ready to support you in your quest for risk control. We are committed to listening to you and providing solutions tailored to your needs.
Number Two


AGTS is constantly on the lookout for innovative, tailor-made solutions, and our employees are committed to delivering them with determination and expertise. For each of your projects, a multi-skilled team, capable of effectively considering all the impacts linked to risk management, is dedicated to you.
Number Three


We are committed to working with you to meet your requirements reliably, on time and to budget. At AGTS, we guarantee a unique and successful customer experience. We are seasoned professionals in our fields, and we are committed to serving you responsibly. We provide you with technical expertise to control technical, human, environmental, digital and technological risks. Our experts provide advice and customized solutions tailored to our customer's needs.