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Red Dog Scientific Services provides specialist earth-science equipment, earth-science software, and allied products to the African exploration & mining community. Products include seismometers, magnetometers, seismic systems, geophones, DC resistivity & IP systems, spectrometers, magnetic susceptibility meters, ground penetrating radar, borehole logging probes and other geophysical equipment.

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SkyTEM is a leading airborne geophysical survey company offering the acquisition and advanced processing of helicopter-borne transient electromagnetic (TEM) and magnetic data. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to achieving good results through appropriate and innovative technologies, operational efficiency and delivery of accurate and timely earth data. We began as a breakthrough technology with the unique dual-moment capability to map both shallow and deep geology, concurrently and in high resolution. We remain totally involved in improving how the world maps the subsurface. We offer a choice of systems, each with a focus on the depth and resolution requirements of the mineral, energy, engineering and water sectors. Our deliverables include a diverse range of map products and visualizations such as 3D images and inversions within 48 hours.

Services and supplies offered by AEGIS Instruments and associated companies

AEGIS Instruments has been based in Botswana since early 1994.  AEGIS supplies a large range of established, field worthy geophysical equipment and accessories throughout sub-Saharan Africa. AEGIS also maintains a rental pool of equipment for clients to use, either to test prior to making a purchasing decision, or for completing a project as the work entailed does not warrant purchasing the equipment. AEGIS and its associated companies MGE Consulting and Current Exploration Solutions also offer specialised geophysical surveys such as:

  • High-resolution surface, borehole, VSP and in-mine seismic reflection surveys;
  • Surface and borehole TDEM surveys: shallow or deep surface surveys, borehole winches to 2500m, and standard or fluxgate measurements;
  • AMT or MT surveys and in-depth interpretations;
  • Wireline logging services to complement the above;
  • Airborne geophysical and satellite imagery processing and interpretation;
  • Core scanning using DMT’s CoreScan 3 unit, software for structural and mineralogical interpretation of the core, XRF analysis and physical property measurements;
  • Historical data review, evaluation and re-interpretation with close reference to available geological and geochemical information. The results can be presented in a geological software package such as Micromine.

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SPECTREM AIR operates the most advanced fixed-wing airborne geophysical system, collecting high resolution Electromagnetic (EM), Magnetic, Radiometric and Gravity concurrently. With the highest power and advanced processing, the SPECTREMPLUS system has the ability to simultaneously map shallow (1-100 m) and deep (100-1000 m) features with a high level of resolution. Our team of specialists provides integrated 3D solutions for geological mapping, minerals exploration targeting including oil and gas, geo-hydrological, geo-engineering applications.

New Resolution Geophysics (NRG™) is an airborne geophysical company specializing in the collection of ultra-high resolution airborne magnetic, radiometric, electromagnetic and gravity data with offices in Cape Town, Pretoria and Perth. NRG has been in operation since 2005 and owns and operates a fleet of eight new generation turbine powered helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft. Focusing on the African and Australasian markets, the company has completed in excess of 4,000,000 line kilometers of survey in over 50 countries. The company was formed with the objective of providing a technically superior, efficient and professional service to the mining and petroleum exploration markets. Regional mapping agencies also benefit largely from our advanced technology.

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HiSeis is a leading international geophysical exploration company providing sub-surface imagery solutions to the hard-rock mining industry.  The Company’s innovative seismic technology and proprietary knowledge enables it to deliver results in complex geological environments.

HiSeis applies high-definition, three dimensional, seismic exploration techniques in a wide range of near mine environments to provide a high resolution 3D image of the geology which enables our clients to:

  • generate drill targets;
  • compress the timeframe to discovery;
  • add to mineral reserves;
  • significantly enhance geological models;
  • improve life-of-mine planning;
  • reduce mining costs; and
  • mitigate mine site risks.

As the only reliable geophysical exploration technique below a few hundred metres, seismic is becoming an essential element of the hard-rock miner’s exploration toolkit.  HiSeis has a case study library of seismic projects for many of the world’s largest miners at locations all across the globe.

HiSeis are the hard-rock seismic experts.

Phoenix Geophysics is a geophysical manufacturing and contracting company founded in 1975. We are the world leader in magnetotelluric (MT) and MT integrated systems.

Phoenix systems are used in more than 80 countries for exploration and research. Our clients are mining and oil companies, geophysical contractors, universities, research institutes, and government earth science agencies.

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Geotech is the global leader in technological innovation for airborne geophysical survey mapping, interpretation and analysis, offering helicopter and fixed wing airborne geophysics. Geotech operates on a global scale with offices in Canada, Australia, Brazil, Barbados, Ghana and South Africa and with strategic alliances in China, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Manufacturers and suppliers of a range of high-quality geophysical and earthscience equipment. Geotron’s range of proprietary equipment consists of resistivity penetrometers; and root length meters.

Aarhus Geophysics offers state of the art consulting in Airborne Geophysics for minerals, hydrogeological and geotechnical applications. Experienced with virtually all AEM systems and applications, we are leading the way in fields such as AEM data calibration and modelling of Induced Polarization in AEM data.

At Medusa Sensing we create gammaray survey systems for geophysical applications. Subsea, on land and in the air. Medusa leads the way in the application of new detector materials and novel data analysis methods to make detectors smaller, more robust and user friendly.

The workshop aims to provide a simple but effective framework for using wireline logs in exploration and mining. What measurements are available. What can and cannot be achieved. What can go wrong. How to prepare. The workshop aims to be interactive and to engage with the participants to determine what their perception of borehole logging is and whether it is being used effectively. Multiple log examples will be presented. This is a practical discussion based on real life logging operations.

GeoDuster, developer and manufacturer of an ultra-compact low power real time multi-channel dynamic airborne MAGNETIC COMPENSATOR. This fully integrated airborne system interfaces to a wide array of industry standard sensors offering highly flexible customer configuration of very capable, RTOS underpinned, DAQ (data acquisition) facilities, and including a pilot/operator touch screen geophysical grid NAVIGATION system, facilitating installation into a wide array of platforms from very large (DC3’s, 28V systems) through small light aircraft (LSA, 12V systems) down to battery powered UAV’s. Compact MaS (Measure at Source) interfaces to measure PTH, Current & Voltage (up to 200KHz) are also manufactured. We are suppliers of engineering quality multi-constellation, multichannel, RTK PPP GNSS receivers. Our extensive experience and expertise enables us to provide guidance on systems integration, configuration, installation and degaussing of platforms. Complete airborne systems can be assembled to meet customer requirements.

Geovista manufacture and supply a comprehensive range of dependable borehole geophysics tools to cover most downhole data acquisition requirement for mineral exploration, exploitation, geotechnics and groundwater.

We supply loggers, logging winches, combinable logging sondes, systems for borehole VSP and crosshole seismic, Televiewers, borehole cameras, downhole  P&S sonic velocity sondes and North Seeking Gyro borehole direction survey sondes. Many of these tools can also be run in memory mode allowing for logging in drill pipe or in open hole, through the core barrel

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GeoFocus is a ground geophysical survey company which grew out of the old Engineering and Exploration Geophysical Services (E&EGS). Run by Gavin Selfe and Bjorn Havemann, GeoFocus acquires ultra-high quality ground geophysical datasets in any terrain, in any African country, with high speed data turn-around. Our speciality is gravity but we also acquire IP and resistivity, magnetics, refraction seismics and ground EM data. We have a JV with E&EGS on all of their instrumentation. We also offer a full consulting, interpretation and data modelling service as between us we have over 40 years of exploration experience in multiple commodities throughout Africa.

CGG Multi-Physics offers you an efficient way to generate an Earth model over your entire license area, even in difficult-to-access areas. This is done through proprietary and non-exclusive gravity, magnetic, electromagnetic and radiometric surveys with the most comprehensive range of advanced acquisition platforms in the air, on land, or at sea. Our multi-client library helps to further reduce exploration risk by contributing to an integrated understanding of geologic potential.

Mount Sopris Instruments manufactures, distributes, and rents geophysical equipment and software for subsurface investigations. Our products include borehole logging equipment for groundwater, mining, research, geotechnical, and other applications. We offer a range of stackable wireline probes, versatile data loggers, rugged logging winches, and WellCAD – the industry standard in log presentation software.

For over 60 years, Mount Sopris has delivered innovative solutions to customers around the world in over 120 countries. With an extensive product range and industry-leading customer support, Mount Sopris is dedicated to the success of its customers.

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Since 1986 Geosoft has helped to advance exploration of the Earth’s subsurface. The company provides geoscience technology, data services and custom solutions for mineral exploration, government and energy, marine surveys, unexploded ordnance and the earth sciences. Thousands of geoscientists worldwide use Geosoft software to make discoveries through data.


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Company Gelios provides services in the field of geophysical exploration – implementation of drilling and complex of geophysical methods for geological problems solution. Low cost and high depths of obtained data are achieved by using gravity and magnetic exploration technologies, as well as pulsed electrical sounding. The key technology of the company is an electromagnetic sounding and induced polarization (EMS-IP) technology, which is based on the calculation of normalized transient processes from 10 mcs to 125 ms. 3D inversion of registered data allows to allocate the volume of base metals, gold-mineralization, kimberlite pipes and hydrocarbon deposits at depths of up to 2 km and more.

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Assegai Geophysics is a Johannesburg (South Africa) based group of consulting and contracting companies providing integrated tailored geophysical solutions in airborne, ground, marine, wireline and data modelling applications to the natural resources exploration, environmental, civil engineering and precision agriculture industries.


GEM is a world leader in manufacturing the most advanced Magnetometers and Gradiometers that are accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use.

They are used in approximately 150 countries Worldwide for UAV-Drone, Airborne (fixed-wing and helicopter), Mineral and Oil Exploration,
Observatory, Volcanology, Earthquake Research, Archeology, Military Applications (UXO), Ground and base-station units are available with the highest data quality and specifications in the market.

Products include Potassium, Overhauser, Proton, dldD for vector measurement, VLF and AFMAG-EM instruments and others.

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ElectroMagnetic Imaging Technology Pty Ltd

EMIT is a group of geophysicists, engineers and software developers with a passion for innovation, embracing new technology and solving problems in electrical geophysics.

Founded in 1994, we develop geophysical instrumentation and software, primarily for EM and IP surveys.  Our customers appreciate the flexibility & reliability of our systems, their ease of use and timely support.

Our products include:

SMARTem24 multi-purpose receiver system

DigiAtlantis borehole EM/MMR system

SMARTx4 Transmitter

SMARTxM transmitter output Multiplexer

SMART Fluxgate sensor for TEM/MMR

Maxwell EM software

The implementation of new features requested by users keep the systems modern and relevant.  We are working on modelling, data communication, transmitters, transmitter control and distributed receiver systems.

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Aarhus GeoSoftware is a leading provider of software for processing and inversion geophysical electromagnetic- and electrical data. We have developed a common platform for handling several types of data, where data handling is integrated from raw data to processing, inversion, QC of inversion results and visualization of inversion models.

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Geoline Logging Services performs geophysical wireline surveys in boreholes for the mineral industry.
Established in 1999, the company has grown and now services iron ore, magnetite, coal bed methane and geotechnical industries in Southern Africa. We pride ourselves on being able to provide high quality, safe, affordable and responsive services to a perpetually demanding and dynamic market. Services include blast hole logging, general mine exploration logging aswell as data processing for rock strength analysis, structural analysis providing geophysical resource data to facilitate feasibility studies on mineral bodies and optimize mine planning. We continuously monitor our service performance and maintain a quality management system based on the SABS 9001 standard. We strive to continuously provide solutions to clients who are facing a variety of challenges in the industry.

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The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is one of the National Science Councils of South Africa and is the legal successor of the Geological Survey of South Africa, which was formed in 1912 by the amalgamation of three former surveys, the oldest of which – the Geological Commission of the Cape of Good Hope – was founded in 1895.  Today, the CGS is a modern institution, boasting excellent facilities and expertise and ranking among the best in Africa.

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Instrumentation GDD inc. is a world leader in high-tech geophysical instrumentation for mining and mineral exploration geophysics. Since 1977, GDD has developed, manufactured and sold a wide range of ​leading-edge Resistivity/Induced ​P​olarization (IP) and Electromagnetic (EM) geophysical instruments.
GDD’s team, including researchers, engineers, technicians and geoscientists, never stops innovating and is always committed to facing challenges related to mining

​and​ exploration fields.  The client’s satisfaction is first on their priorities list. GDD is renowned for its ​after-sales service and technical support as well as its rugged and reliable ​geophysical instruments. We look forward to meeting you at the GDD booth to show you our latest innnovations.

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Digital Surveying is a specialist Directional and Geophysical surveying and products company servicing the mining, exploration, and civil engineering industries. Utilising only the most advanced technology we provided unsurpassed levels of quality and customer service to our clients.

  • Customers can combine any of our services and products offerings to receive a total integrated and cost effective solution.
  • Digital Surveying’s downhole services have become an essential part of exploration & mining programs for most major mining companies on the African continent.
  • Digital Surveying is one of Africa’s largest and most well respected downhole services & products company with permanent offices in South Africa and Ghana. We have the resources for any project – any where – any time.
  • Our philosophy of continuous improvement and pro-active management, coupled with utilisation of worlds best technology, ensures our products and services are delivered efficiently, productively and with absolute confidence.
  • Digital Surveying represents all major manufacturers of core orientation and surveying systems and can sell or rent to your project.

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Petroleum Agency SA (PASA) is responsible for promoting and regulating oil and gas exploration in South Africa, archiving all data related to oil and gas exploration, and developing the local upstream industry for the benefit of all South Africans.

One of the Agency’s roles is to counsel government on issues related to oil and gas. The Agency has recently played a leadership role in the Task Team process investigating shale gas exploration and the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing.

In carrying out its mandate, Petroleum Agency attends technical geological conferences and hosts data room visits with players in the oil and gas and energy sectors, to attract foreign investment to South Africa.  Petroleum Agency supports exploration and exploitation of onshore and offshore oil and gas resources and regulates exploration and production activities.  Any organisation wanting to exploit resources has to approach and obtain a permit from PASA.  Investment can only further grow the South African economy and create jobs which would in turn assist in alleviating the problems around unemployment and contribute to the aims of the National Development Plan 2030.

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The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization committed to connecting and inspiring the people and science of geophysics.  With more than 27,000 members in 138 countries, SEG provides educational and technical resources to the global geosciences community through publications, books, events, forums, professional development courses, young professional programs, and more.  Founded in 1930, SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, characterization of near surface, and mitigation of earth hazards.  For more information or to join, visit

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EAGE is a professional association for geoscientists and engineers. Founded in 1951, it is an organization with more than 19,000 members worldwide, providing a global network of commercial and academic professionals. Today EAGE is truly multi-disciplinary and international in form and pursuits. All members of EAGE are professionally involved in (or studying) geophysics, petroleum exploration, geology, reservoir engineering, mining and civil engineering. EAGE operates two divisions: the Oil & Gas Geoscience Division and the Near Surface Geoscience Division. The Head Office of EAGE is located in the Netherlands, with regional offices in Houten, Moscow, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Bogota.

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The International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association (IAGSA) promotes the safe operation of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft on airborne geophysical surveys. Member companies conduct low-level survey flights, and are committed to safe aircraft operations. Our association develops recommended practices, serves as a center for exchange of safety information and as a repository for specialized statistics.

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Global Technical Solutions provides equipment and services to establish, operate and maintain modern digital seismograph networks (and single seismic stations), for the use in global teleseismic networks, national seismic networks, micro-seismic networks as needed for nuclear siting projects, reservoir induced seismic networks, mining and civil construction projects. Equipment provided include seismometers, accelerometers, digitizers, acquisition systems, communications and backup power systems.