Specialist Consultants to the Mining Industry


Base Metals

The MSA Group has a demonstrated track record of executing base metals projects:


2007: GIS data integration, interpretation and prospectivity assessment on porphyry copper sediment-hosted copper deposits.


2015: Technical due diligence on a copper mine to determine the ability of the mine to deliver to forecast production levels.

2015: Technical due diligence and valuation on an advanced copper project.

2014: Technical review of a proposed underground mining plan on an operating mine.

2007 – 2012: Design, implementation and project management of a copper-lead-zinc exploration programme including geophysical surveys, diamond drilling, sample analysis and QAQC in the Matsitama Schist Belt.

2010 – 2011: Design, implementation and project management of a copper exploration programme in the Ghanzi Belt, including geophysical surveys, diamond drilling and QAQC.

2010 – 2011: Reinterpretation of borehole, geophysical and geochemical datasets around a major producing nickel-copper mine resulting in defi nition of new exploration targets.

2008: Interpretation of airborne and ground geophysical, and soil geochemical data to identify drill targets. Project management of a diamond drilling programme including logging and sampling. Geological modeling and Mineral Resource estimate.


2009 – 2012: Execution of exploration programme including maiden Mineral Resource estimate and completion of scoping and feasibility studies on major nickel laterite and underlying sulphide resource.

2012: Competent Person’s Report and Mineral Resource estimate on nickel-PGE project.


2005 – 2007: Geological mapping, geochemical till sampling, and core drilling targeting nickel-copper-PGE deposits in northern Canada.


2014: Due diligence of an advanced copper exploration project in eastern DRC.

2014: Site visit and compliance assessment of tin projects in the Katanga Province.

2013 – 2014: Mineral Resource estimate and NI 43-101 Technical Report on a tin project in northeastern DRC.

2013 – current: Qualified Person oversight of a zinc-copper project, including a resampling programme, data capture, NI 43-101 Technical Report and Mineral Resource estimate.

2013: Data review and validation on a copper-cobalt project.

2012: NI 43-101 Technical Report on a copper-cobalt property near Likasi.

2012: Exploration programme design and Competent Person’s Report on a copper project.

2012: Completion of a NI 43-101 Technical Report and Mineral Resource estimate on a copper-cobalt project in southern DRC.

2011: Due diligence on a copper-cobalt tailings deposit.

2008: Management of Mineral Resource drilling programmes east of Kolwezi and south of Likasi.


2008: NI 43-101 Technical Reports, QAQC, geological modeling and Mineral Resource estimates on three VMS deposits.


2013: Competent Person overview of a copper-gold exploration programme near Khorixas.

2011 – 2012: Data compilation and prospectivity review of southwestern Namibia.

2009: Project Management and geological / geotechnical logging of in pit diamond drilling program on a zinc mine.

2008 – 2009: Competent Person’s Report including Mineral Resource verification covering copper-cobalt-silver and lead-zinc assets in Namibia for a reverse AIM listing.

2008: Evaluation of copper-silver assets in east-central Namibia.

2008: Project management, logging and sampling of underground Mineral Resource extension diamond and reverse-circulation drilling programmes at the Koperberg copper-silver deposit.


2011: Remote sensing-based structural and alteration interpretation and exploration targeting for porphyry copper and related deposits in the northern and northwestern areas of Pakistan.


2014: NI 43-101 Technical Report on a sediment-hosted copper project.


2013, 2015: Core relogging and resampling, data validation and geological interpretation on a VMS deposit.

2013: Technical inputs into Mining Licence applications.

2011: Desktop review and assessment of a base metal project in the Arabian Shield.


2015 – current: Assessment of the Mineral Resource potential and valuation of a copper prospect in Limpopo Province.

2014: Desktop study on sedimentary basins and sediment-hosted copper, 10CG and porphyry copper deposits throughout South Africa.

2014 – current: Management of a drilling and sampling programme in the Limpopo Province.

2014 – 2015: Competent Person oversight, Mineral Resource estimate and Competent Person’s Report on two Bushveld granite hosted deposits (copper and copper-silver-uranium).

2012 – 2013: Competent Person’s Report and Mineral Resource estimate on a nickel-copper-PGE project in the Northern Cape.

2011: JORC Competent Person’s Report on a tin deposit in Limpopo Province.

2011: Competent Person’s review and signoff of a nickel exploration programme on a Bushveld-related ultramafic body.

2009: Independent technical review of mineralisation potential and exploration methodology in a Bushveld-related ultramafic body.

2008: Project and technical management of an evaluation drilling programme over a silver-lead-zinc deposit in Northwest Province.

2008: Project and technical management of an evaluation drilling programme on a tin deposit in Limpopo Province.

2008: Project management, logging and sampling of an underground resource extension diamond drilling programme at Black Mountain Mine.

2008: Project management, geological and geotechnical logging and sampling of a diamond drilling programme on the nickel-copper-PGE Nkomati Mine.

2008: Technical Review and field validation of several nickel-copper prospects in Western and Northern Cape Provinces.


2011: Completion of a NI 43-101 Technical Report and maiden Mineral Resource estimate on a zinc-oxide deposit in south-central Turkey.

2011: Exploration project management and execution of code-compliant exploration programme over a structurally-controlled copper-gold deposit in north central Turkey.

2009 – 2011: Desktop targeting assessment and execution and management of a major zinc-oxide exploration programme in southeastern Turkey, including Qualified Person oversight and reporting, completion of a  NI 43-101 Technical Report and Mineral Resource estimate.


2014: Contributions to a NI 43-101 Technical Report on an IOGC project.

2013 – 2015: Exploration management and Competent Person oversight of an IOGC project in northwestern Zambia.

2011: Exploration audit, database audit and ongoing consulting on an IOCG prospect.

2007 – current: Camp establishment and management, project management, data management, Competent and Qualified Person reporting, and Mineral Resource estimation on a multiphase IOCG project.

2008: Design and implementation of geological sampling Standard Operating Procedures at the nickel-copper-PGE Munali Mine.

Base Metals Capability

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The MSA Group’s recent base metals clients include Anglo American PLC, African Copper, African Rainbow Minerals, Alphamin Resources Corp., Anglo Base Metals, Anglo Khula Mining Fund, BCL, BHP Billiton, Blackthorn Resources, Blina Minerals NL, De Beers Consolidated Mines, GP Minerals, Handa Copper Corp., Jonah Mining Mauritius Limited, International Resources Ltd, Intrepid Mines Ltd, Ivanplats Limited, Kalahari Minerals, Kipushi Corporation SPRL, Ma’aden Gold and Base Metals Co., Mawarid Holdings Co., Meruka Mining Pty Ltd, Mining Mineral Resources SPRL, New Hana Copper Mining Ltd, North River Resources, Norilsk Nickel Africa, Red Crescent Resources, Resource Venture Capital Partners Pty Ltd, Tati Nickel, Thani Emirates Resources Holdings Ltd, Transamine Trading S.A, Uhuru International Consulting Limited and Vedanta Resources plc.