Norman (Noddy) McGeorge

Principal Mining Engineer
SRK Johannesburg
265 Oxford Road 2196 Illovo, South Africa PO Box 55291 2116 Northlands
+27 11 441 1111
+27 11 880 8086



  • Mining engineering;
  • Coal;
  • Open pit/open cast/underground;
  • Truck shovel / dragline operations and mine optimisation;
  • Cost analysis;
  • Mine management;
  • Resources/reserve estimation;
  • Mine scheduling; contract negotiation;
  • Tender valuation;
  • Rock mechanics;
  • Financial valuation;
  • Strategic analysis;
  • Due diligence investigations;
  • Feasibility studies;
  • Mine closure planning;
  • Project management.


Norman has been involved in the fields of Coal Mining for the past 34 years.  His expertise includes

  • Production experience at numerous BHP Billiton collieries in South Africa;
  • Mine planning and optimisation for the BHP Billiton operations at both the mine and corporate level;
  • Project development in South Africa, Colombia and Australia as well as working on coal projects in Indonesia, USA, Europe and Africa;
  • Extensive participation in acquisition and divestment of mines including the Cerejon mine in Colombia and the Eyesizwe project in South Africa and the sale of Koornfontein, Optimum, Zululand Anthracite, Welgedacht and Delmas collieries for BHP Billiton;
  • Project work around mine closure and water treatment for closed mines as well as evaluation of new technologies;
  • Project development work in other commodities for BHP Billiton including bauxite, manganese and iron ore;
  • Consulting for SRK at numerous collieries in mine planning, engineering design, competent persons reporting, mine valuation and feasibility studies. Review of manganese mines for funding requirements.
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