We Provide Technical Expertise AND Sound Analysis

for Your Mining Project, both Large and Small.

Agapito Associates, Inc. (Agapito) provides consulting services in
mining engineering, geoengineering, and related disciplines.

head and shoulder photo of Eric Busch
Eric Busch Sr. Vice President, Grand Junction, CO and Texas
Brandon Lampe photo
Brandon Lampe, PhD, PE Sr. Associate, Spearfish, SD

Agapito Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Eric Busch and Dr. Brandon Lampe have joined our firm. Eric and Brandon bring extensive experience in salt mining and underground storage engineering and operations, further expanding Agapito’s skills in the design and construction of domestic and international storage caverns.

Mining Engineering


Founded in 1978 to meet the needs of the mineral and energy industries, Agapito Associates, Inc. (Agapito) specializes in mining and geological engineering. Agapito’s team is composed of engineers and geologists with expertise in solution mining, underground storage caverns, conventional mining, and numerical modeling.

For over 40 years, Agapito has provided technical consulting to producers of metals and industrial minerals along with energy production, energy storage, and underground waste isolation. Our in-house capabilities range from mine and cavern design, mine-shaft planning, ventilation design, and slope stability to a wide range of field services and the acquisition of geologic and geomechanical data.

Agapito has completed work in 35 US states and in 28 countries, with overseas locations including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Northern Thailand, Norway, Peru, Republic of Congo, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Resource estimates have been prepared according to Canadian NI 43-101, Australian JORC, or USA SEC standards (S-K 1300 and Industry Guide 7) for properties in the USA, Canada, Brazil, China, Argentina, Egypt, Spain, Mexico, and Kazakhstan.

Our specialties

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mining engineering

Providing mining engineering services across a wide spectrum of mining methods and materials.


Agapito Associates Inc. has its origins in application of Rock Mechanics to underground mine design.

underground civil

Broad-spectrum mining engineering services to the underground civil construction industry.

project feasibility

The expertise, experience, and vision to guide mining projects from concept to completion.


Geologic programs uniquely tailored to the client’s specific needs and criterion.

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