Introduction Diorite is a Zimbabwean Minerals Consulting company set up to provide exceptionally high quality professional services, advice and projects to stakeholders and investors.
Introduction Our board can proudly boast over 40 years of experience in exploration, underground and open cast mining in Zimbabwe. Diorites impressive professional network can assist in any facet of the Zimbabwean minerals business.
Introduction Zimbabwe is exceptionally rich in minerals especially gold, which has seen huge growth in the past five years Other prominent minerals are chrome, platinum, coal, diamonds, lithium and rare earth elements.
Introduction Weak commodity prices followed by an economic crisis has left many mining opportunities dormant and derelict, creating a perfect investment climate for companies with risk capital. Diorite is the perfect partner to turn your investment back into a return
Achievements Since its incorporation in November 2009, Diorite has:- –Assisted in the creation of a Mineral Exploration Department at New Dawn Mining and maintaining oversight –Due diligence exercise on the Falcon Mines Zimbabwe tenure portfolio –Data synthesis and exploration on the Good Enough mine as a part of a purchase –Data synthesis of Beehive Mine in Kwekwe –Exploration on alluvial chrome targets –Field assessment of lithium targets –Desktop studies of iron / vanadium targets –Presented to the Chamber of Mines and Minister of Mines –Analysis of gold opportunities in Zimbabwe
Directors Peter Bourhill (BSc Hons) Aus IMM.; has been active in exploration and mining since 1969, currently resident in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is one of the directors and consulting geologist in Diorite Consulting. He has exploration experience in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, DRC and Ghana. His exploration experience is from the field geologist level to MD and has involved exploration for gold, coal, base metals, iron ore and lithium. Most of this work was in Archaean terrain with 5 years in the Karroo. With qualifications to the Zimbabwe Mine Managers Certificate he has been active in mining in hard rock and coal environments with narrow vein, large lode type orebodies and opencast experience. Peter is a Competent Person as defined by regulatory authorities
Directors Ben Louw began training with Union Carbide where he achieved a Higher National Diploma in Mining through the Zimbabwe School of Mines ( ) and has now been involved in the mining industry within Zimbabwe for 23 years. Worked in Shurugwi as a miner before being transferred as a Shift boss (Mechanization) to Mutorashanga and then was promoted to Mine Captain. Ben later joined Boart Longyear where he worked as a Project Manager and supported: - –BHP (Platinum mine) –Dimensional stone quarries –Aggregate quarries (construction) –Falgold (Gold mines) –Zimasco (Chrome mines) –ZMDC (Copper/Gold mines). Ben currently holds the position of Group Production Director for the largest aggregate quarrying operation within Zimbabwe. A Member of the Chamber of Mines and Chairman of the Bulawayo Mine Districts Association. He is also member of the Construction Industry and also a member of the national business association: CZI and ABUZ.
Directors Martin Rowe gained an honours degree in Industrial Geology at the Camborne School of Mines in Since this time Martin has been involved in exploration for base metals, precious metals and diamonds in Africa and South East Asia. In 1999 Martin helped to establish Rockover Resources which initially focused on the exploration of a buried greenstone belt in the Matabeleland area of Zimbabwe, which resulted in the discovery of the 1 million oz Au Dokwe Pan deposit. Martin specializes in data management and creates customized systems to streamline management and administration and successfully implemented a software system that provided the backbone of the exploration process and played a vital role in the discovery of a VMS system in Mozambique. Martin is now developing a holistic information management system for a group of gold mines in Zimbabwe.
Directors Wayne Waterworth is a highly experienced professional chartered engineer with more than 20 years experience in senior management, project and contract management, managing electrical / mechanical departments and civil engineering roles, the majority as Senior Partner and managing his own company. He has a proven track record in a variety of Industrial and commercial and Turn Key projects in the mining, large and small scale construction and infrastructure sectors. More recently he was responsible for the successful design, procurement, fabrication, erection, installation, testing and commissioning of the Blanket Mine Shaft 4 expansion project. He was appointed the Managing Director of Falcon Gold in 2008 and managed a total of five gold mines with a staff compliment in excess of 600. He has worked in Europe and in various African countries including South Africa, Kenya, Botswana and Tanzania. He is well versed in local international standards, regulations and codes of practice and has sat on various technical committees, including being currently Chairman of the Chamber of Mines, Power and Electricity Development Committee.
Brownfields Exploration Gold Mine Locations from Tectonic Map (1:1,000,000) Gold Mine Locations from Bulawayo Geological Bulletin
Exploration Risk Profile Basic Exploration: Grass Roots Geochemistry, Mapping, Geophysics Detailed Exploration Primary Drilling High Density Geochemistry, Geophysics, Mapping, Trenching Prefeasibility Extensive Drilling Feasibility Costs Geological Risk $10,000s Seed Capital $100,000s Second Financing (Listing) $1,000,000s Joint Venture / Option $10,000,000s Banks / Mining Companies Locate Potential Locate Mineralisation Define Orebody Create Business Plan for Finance
Technical Profile Diorite is able to undertake a comprehensively wide range of services. Much of the expertise is in-house but, as with all Consultants, where this is not directly available or practical, strategic relationships have been created with other local and regional consultants to ensure that all expectations can be met.
Technical Profile Geological Concepts Project identification and prioritization Remote sensing Exploration strategic planning Exploration management Ore body modeling and analysis Resource optimisation Mineral resource and reserve estimation Technical audits Operational audits Feasibility studies Mining geology Mine planning and design
Technical Profile Mineral processing Metallurgy Mine management services Rock mechanics engineering Environmental assessment and management Tenure and Joint venture negotiations Laboratory procedures and reconciliations Data processing, interpretation, evaluation Geographic information systems Project management and co-ordination Mineral title considerations Social and labour plans
Thank you Diorite believes that it is the only company in Zimbabwe to offer such a range of expertise We look forward to a successful project together