About Us

Helping Engineers, Landowners,

Property Developers & Local Councils...

Find Out What Lies Hidden

Under The Ground And Plan Ahead

Before The Hard, Heavy And Expensive Work Of Drilling & Digging Begins

Every construction project - residential, commercial, or infrastructure - starts with a plan. Every plan starts with a survey of the land.

And for the survey to be complete, you need to have an accurate picture of what’s under the ground as well as above it.

The most common way to find out what’s down there is to drill into the earth then physically inspect core samples

and send down probes - or excavate trial pits to see what’s below.

But drilling or digging in the wrong areas gives incomplete or inaccurate information about the site, causing cost overruns later down the road - and there are other risks involved:

  • Disturbing existing underground infrastructure.
  • Possibility of voids collapsing, earthslides and on-site accidents causing injury.
  • Potential environmental and habitat damage cause.

All of which adds up to potential liability for landowners, consultants and contractors.

An Integrated Ground Investigation Programme

And so, the most efficient, safe and clean way to start a subsurface investigation - Is with a strategic drilling or excavation plan of action to:

  • Pre-assess site suitability for the project.
  • Save wasted time of drilling and digging in the wrong areas.
  • Optimise the likelihood of getting useful information from excavations and cores.
  • Reduce chances of damage to plant and equipment.
  • Prevent risk of disturbing existing subsurface infrastructure.
  • Minimise liability for potential damages.

Here’s Where Geophysical Investigation

Comes Into Play

Geophysics is NOT a replacement for physical ground investigation - but it is the best way to prepare

and optimise your digging and drilling works plan.

Geophysical investigation IS an excellent way to get useful, actionable data about your project site

using instruments and without any physical movement of the soil.

We Know That Cost Margins Are Often Tight On Projects Of Any Size

And contractors HATE surprises - because unplanned changes almost always guarantee cost overruns.

For fixed-price contracts, that can mean the difference between a profitable success and a loss-making disaster.

A geophysical survey of your project site is the most economical way to get a high-resolution plan of what’s underneath the ground - before the digging or drilling begins - saving time, reducing costs and lowering all liability risks.

Geophysics is a niche specialist field in Ireland, and your engineering team needs to work with consultants who you can trust to deliver:

  • Reliable data gathered by expert geoscientists.
  • Interpreted and presented clearly in accessible reports for all project stakeholders.
  • Done quickly and efficiently to minimise delay.

Trust Us To Deliver

Reliable data gathered by expert geoscientists

Interpreted and presented clearly in accessible reports for all project stakeholders

Done quickly and efficiently to minimise delay

Meet our senior Geophysicist

I am Hartmut Krahn, a geophysical scientist, consultant, and managing director of Minerex Geophysics Ltd.

Ever since 1996, I have personally contributed to over 1600 construction and infrastructure projects in Ireland.

In that time I've seen (and heard) just about every type of problem and solution that comes up on a project site. 

My team and I are trusted to deliver accurate and timely subsurface investigation reports by all of these Irish and International companies and state bodies.

A Trusted Partner

I want you to know that as scientists, we believe in making our work accessible to a wide audience with a minimum of technical jargon.

When you hire Minerex Geophysics to report on your project, you’ll see me personally on site investigating the situation with my team, taking measurements with the instruments and getting my own hands dirty.

The reports we produce for you will provide valuable technical data for your engineering team - and describe the ground conditions with clear actionable advice for your non-technical stakeholders. 

As a Minerex Geophysics client, you’ll have direct access to me by telephone and email for straightforward, no-nonsense answers to all your questions about ‘what lies beneath’ the site ground.

So if you're not 100% absolutely certain about the ground conditions of your next project because:

  • You have concerns over the quality of the bedrock that you're planning to excavate.
  • Or you think might be standing on top of an undiscovered archaeological find that can cause long delays...
  • If there’s the potential for environmental damage.
  • Or any of 100 other possible risks when you have plant on site…
  • Then you could be on a collision course with a lot of complications.

Get In Touch

You need a clear picture of what’s going on if you’re going to proceed with confidence.

And that’s where my team can help you.

The first step is to pick up the phone today and call us at tel:+353-1-6510030

Or email info@mgx.ie with your contact details and we’ll call you back within 24 hours.