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I am a Geologist by profession, with more that 25 years in the mining industry. Currently I am the CEO of Pan African Mineral Development Company, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Pan African Minerals Development Company
From June 2013
Name of Employer Pan African Minerals Development Company (Zambia, Zimbabwe & South Africa)
Duties Responsible for all the technical aspects of the company (Base metal exploration)
Deputy General Manager
Ruschrome Mining (Pvt) Ltd
April 2010 - May 2012
Responsible for all technical aspects of the company
October 2006 - March 2010
Own private consultancy offering services to medium and small scale gold miners. Main clients are Bilboes Holdings Ltd (Isabella and Bubi Mines)
Metallon Exploration Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
September 2005 - September 2006
v)Name of Employer: Metallon Exploration Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
Redwing Mine, Metallon Gold Zimbabwe
September 2004 - August 2005
Duties: Management of Exclusive Prospecting Orders (EPOs) searching for gold deposits. Leading four field teams each team comprising a Senior Exploration Geologist, Technicians and field workers. The four EPOs cover an area approximately 300 ha and the annual budget exceeds US $ 2 million.
Name of Employer: Redwing Mine, Metallon Gold Zimbabwe
Technical Services Manager
Arcturus Mine, Metallon
January 2002 - August 2004
Duties: Responsible for Geology, Survey, Assay and Safety, Occupational Health & Environment. Led a team of three Geologists, four Surveyors, one Assayer and one SHE Officer
Name of Employer: Arcturus Mine, Metallon (formerly Indepgold)
Running the Geology Department
March 1996 - December 2001
at Arcturus Mine. Two mine Geologists reported to me (one on underground production and the other on surface exploration) and a SHE Officer (a) Surface exploration around the mine - aerial photo and satellite image interpretation, aeromag, ground IP, soil sampling and trenching to delineate areas of economic potential. Reverse circulation and diamond drilling was used to follow up some of the anomalies. Three open pitable resources totalling 70 000 ounces of gold were discovered and are being exploited. (b) Underground - mapping of the various lithological units and structures that control the gold mineralisation. A mine model was developed upon which exploration was based. New zones of mineralisation were realised and are being mined. Grade control measures introduced resulted in the improvement of the head grade by more than 50% (c) Open Pit - pit design and optimisation, grade control leading to production and maintaining safety at the open pits. (d) Safety, Occupational health and Environment -monitoring the impact of all mining activities on the environment. Programmes were set up to protect the environment according to the various legislations. Several seminars on the NOSA safety system, ISO 9001 and 9002 have been attended. (e) Liason with other mining departments (review and planning meetings).
Geological Survey Department, Ministry of Mines, Zimbabwe
March 1986 - April 1993
Highest Office held: Regional Geologist
Responsibilities: Promotion of mining interest i.e free consultation to mines including geological mapping, sampling and evaluation. Advising the mining sector on the various grants and loans available from the Government, recommending the disbursment of grants on completion of recommended work. Liason with other departments in government to ensure viable and efficient exploration of the mineral resources. Regional geochemical surveys for gold and base metals. Mining companies showed an active interest in the results and this area was covered by EPOs. Together with Prof. A. Wilson I was invoved in the preliminary evaluation of the Great Dyke platinum potential. Also took part in the planning and interpretation of aeromagnetic surveys that resulted in the subsequent identification of kimberlite pipes.
Reason for leaving: Accepted a Germany scholarship to carry out Ph.D research in Germany.
Bindura Nickel Corporation
December 1985 - February 1986
Reason for leaving: Accepted an offer by the Geological Survey Department, Ministry of Mines, Zimbabwe.
Vacational student Geologist
December 1984 - February 1985
Reason for leaving: Vacational employment
Shabanie and Mashaba Mines
December 1982 - March 1983
December 1983 to March 1984;
Depatment of Customs and Excise, Zimbabwe
November 1978 - December 1980
Reason for leaving: University education in 1981
6. Proffessional Publications
i) Reviewed papers: 10 papers have been published
ii) Extended abstracts and conference papers:10 abstracts and conference papers have been submitted
7. Personnal hobbies: Travelling, reading, art, music and sport.
Chief Executive Officer
Pan African Mineral Development Company (Pty) Ltd
Name of Employer Pan African Mineral Development Company (Pty) Ltd
Qualifications & Certifications
Management Training Skills
Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and Management
University of Zimbabwe
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
University of Goettingen
University of Zimbabwe
Goromonzi High School
Holy Cross Secondary School
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