Andre Deiss

Associate  – Geologist 

André has 21 years’ experience in geology and geostatistics and has worked for numerous large South African and International mining companies as a geologist. Acting in a consulting capacity he has provided geological and geostatistical services to mining companies in Southern and Eastern Africa, Europe, Asia, USA and Australia, and has been active in a wide scope of commodities in the minerals extraction industry. He has accumulated valuable experience in geological modeling, Mineral Resource estimation and auditing, technical reporting, seismic interpretation, mine planning, geological mapping, drill hole core logging, geological standards and procedures, QA/QC protocols set-up, database administration and coaching.

uwe engelmannUwe Engelmann

Director, Exploration B.Sc. Hons. Wits

Uwe Engelmann (B.Sc. Hons, Wits University, 1991) has gained over seventeen years’ experience in the mining and exploration industry, working for various mining companies in South Africa. During this time he was involved in research in Antarctica, held various geological positions, as well as worked as an Ore Resource Manager for eight years where he was involved in the production and exploration of the shafts, strategic planning, ore resources and reserves, as well as the daily management of the shafts. He has been heading up the exploration division of Minxcon Exploration (formerly Agere Project Management) since 2007 where he has been involved in most aspects of the exploration, predominantly in Africa, in a wide range of commodities including gold, platinum, copper, coal, manganese and iron ore.

Laurence Hope Senior Resource Geologist 

Laurence has been involved in the mining industry for over 24 years on both the production and consulting side. He has been engaged in 3D geological modelling for over 17 years on many different deposits including gold, platinum and chrome. He has used Vulcan , Surpac, Datamine, Micromine and Leapfrog3D geological programs in the creation and modification of 3D geological Models and resource work.

Laurence obtained his National Diploma in Economic Geology in from Witwatersrand Technickon in 1994 and has been operating on a managerial level for 12 years, having lead many teams in different work environments – from mine production to software sales and leading teams in consulting.

Laurence’s role at Minxcon is that of Senior Resource Geologist.

sherlock rathogwaSherlock Rathogwa Geologist – Exploration B.Sc Geology (Hons)

Sherlock has successfully completed his BSc Geology Honours from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2009.

He is currently employed as an exploration geologist at Minxcon Exploration. His experience includes extensive field exploration geology in a wide range of minerals and geological settings, GIS application in geology, and 3D geological modelling. Sherlock has gained excellent proficiency in geological field work, as well as the associated and relevant office work. He has worked on drilling projects where he monitored and supervised diamond drilling campaigns.

donald williamsDonald Williams Geological Field Technician

Donald has over 27 years’ experience in the geological exploration field with companies such as Anglo American Prospecting Services (AAPS), Anglo Vaal River Operations and Harmony Gold Mining Company.

During this time he gained experience in most aspects of geological field work from drill rig supervision, sampling and core marking.

At Minxcon Exploration, Donald fills the role of field supervisor to ensure that proper QA/QC standards and procedures are followed and maintained.