Matsafu - Geologist - Rustenburg, NW, South Africa

Mpho Matsafu

Rustenburg, NW, South Africa

Services

Geologist

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

I have expirience in exploration and grade control enviroment. I have started my career in the year 2000 working for what was known as Iscor mining. In 2003 I moved into the platinum mining working for a consulting company called Rock and Stock investments. During that time we had contracts with Lonmin, Aquarius platinum and Amplats. From 2008 until now I started to work as a contract geologist.

Work History

Geologist

Kimopax (Pty) Ltd

June 2010 - February 2013

The Company was involved in various projects for different companies and I was redeployed to project sites.

Position Held: Geologist
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Modikwa Mine (open cast) - grade control (June 2010 - January 2011)
• Exploration of Alluvial gold for Miconje Minas in Angola, Cabinda Province: Sampling and Trenching
• Exploration for gold bearing veins in Gwanda greenstone belts (Zimbabwe): Sampling and Rrenching
• Report writing;

Geologist

Rock and Stock Investments cc

February 2006 - September 2007

The Company was involved invarious projects for different companies and I was redeployed to project sites.

Position Held: Geologist
Exploration: Lonmin, Anglo Joint Venture
Project name: Pandora Open Pit

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Diamond drilling supervision;
• Borehole siting using GPS;
• Core logging;
• Core sampling;
• Data capturing using sable;
• Geological Interpretation and report writing.
Exploration: Amandebult Anglo Platinum Mine
Postion Held: Geologist

Duties and Responsibilities
• Core logging;
• Core sampling;
• Data capture into Sable
Kroondal Platinum Mine (Aquarius)
Position Held: Geologist
Duties and Responsiblities
• Core logging;
• Core sampling;
• Data capture into Sable;
• Underground mapping;
• Borehole siting using GPS;
• Data capture into sable;
• Geological interpretation and reports writing.

Geologist, Kroondal Platinum Mine

Mercilheim Geological Services cc

September 2003 - February 2006

Duties and Responsiblities
• Core logging;
• Core sampling;
• Data capture into Sable;
• Underground mapping;
• Borehole siting using GPS;
• Data capture in sable;
• Geological interpretation and reports writing.

Geologist

Kumba Resources

August 2001 - August 2003

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervision of R.C drilling program;
• Field pegging of hole sites and supervision of sampling;
• Field logging of borehole sand samples;
• Data processing, collating survey data and analytical samples results;
• Usage of software (Sputnik Sable) for data capturing;
• Validation analysis of drilling samples;
• Supervise face-sampling program for grade control;
• Preparing of grade control data in Excel for export to Surpac;
• Analyse Sieve results for characterization of mine feed to primary wet plant
• Reconciliation of projected production and the actual production

Trainee Geologist

Northern Cape

February 2001 - July 2001

Duties and Responsibilities
• Planning of groundwater pump tests
• Monitoring of the groundwater pump tests
• Data capturing
• Checking database for errors
• Logging and sampling or percussion chips

Geologist in training

Sishen Mine

January 2000 - February 2001

Duties and Responsibilities
• Pit mapping;
• Sampling for grade control;
• Supervision of ore loading;
• Interpretation of geological sections;
• Data processing;
• Use of computer software (Dips, Surpac and Microstation) for data capturing;
• Office administration;
• Monitoring of slope stability;
• Joint surveying;
• Borehole planning;
• Reconciliation of projected production and the actual production.

In-service Training

Iscor, Durnacol Mine, KwaZulu Natal

January 1999 - July 1999

Duties and Responsibilities
Underground mapping and updating of geological plans.
Grade control

Projects

Modikoa open cast project (2010)

Supervising the blast hole drilling up to the top contact of the UG2 oflayer and up to the bottom contact of the UG 2 layer, basically I was involved in doing all the grade control. I had to supervise all the sweepings and ore dispatches. As a geologist I also had to investigate all the geological disturbances

Qualifications & Certifications

Mmabatho High School

Geology

Pretoria Technikon

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