Senzeni Mandava

Senior Resource Geologist
SRK Johannesburg
265 Oxford Road 2196 Illovo, South Africa PO Box 55291 2116 Northlands
Tel: 
+27 11 441 1111
Fax: 
+27 11 880 8086

 

Specialisation:

  • Geological auditing
  • Geological database control
  • Extensive geological and mineral resource modelling and geostatistical estimation
  • Proficient in using following packages, Datamine Studio 3, Studio RM, Leapfrog Geo, Isatis, Strat 3D, GEOVIA Gems and Surfer.

Expertise:

Senzeni Mandava has been involved in the field of resource, exploration mining and planning geology for the past 16 years. Her expertise includes:

  • Collecting, documenting, analyzing and assessing geological data from various sources and data sets;
  • Setting up and management of geological databases including analysis and reviews;
  • Auditing and performing adequate quality control checks of various geological data sets, (QA/QC);
  • Geological and resource modelling - capturing and interpreting geological information to generate 3D models (wireframe modelling);
  • Mineral resource estimation using geo-statistical evaluation methods for a range of commodities including, Gold, Copper, Iron, Manganese and PGE;
  • Assisting in the search for new ore and mining opportunities; recommending, designing, planning and monitoring definition/exploration drilling programs;
  • Managing and compiling public documents such as competent persons report (CPRs) and independent technical reports;
  • Review of 3rd party reports (independent technical review);
  • Feasibility studies, expansion studies, and operations support.

Previous expertise areas includes:

  • Scoping and implementing drillhole site assessment programs;
  • Ensure drilling programme was compliant with all statutory and environmental, health, safety and operational policies and procedures;
  • Performing core logging and sampling of boreholes;
  • Capturing and interpreting data as well as preparing samples for analysis;
  • Drafting of geological plans and cross sections;
  • Collation and analysis of geological data and technical report writing;
  • Managing staff and subcontractor activities to ensure quality and job safety;
  • Project scheduling and development of project task cost budgets and estimates;
  • Upheld company’s safety standards and systems;
  • Reported all HSEC incidents and carried out investigations as requested;
  • Diamond sorting and valuation (diamond handling and accounting)
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