Specialist Consultants to the Mining Industry


Exploration and Geology


The MSA Group employs over 40 geologists and is the largest and leading mineral exploration consultancy on the African continent.

Our Exploration and Geology service offering includes:

  • Prospectivity assessments and target generation
  • Commissioning and interpretation and remote sensing data sets
  • GIS-based data collation
  • Structural geological assessments
  • Surface and stream-sediment geochemical surveys
  • Geological mapping
  • Management and interpretation of geophysical surveys
  • Exploration project management at all levels, including:
    • High-level technical consulting and Qualified/Competent Person supervision
    • Holistic, turnkey exploration project management services
    • Exploration project design, execution and budget management
    • Industry-leading HSEC management
    • Provision of highly-skilled technical staff to exploration projects
    • Exploration data management including Quality Assurance/Quality Control of all exploration data
    • Subcontractor engagement and management
    • Reporting
  • Qualified/Competent Persons’ Reporting according to all major Reporting Codes to all major Stock Exchanges
  • Scientific editing and layout of technical reports
  • Investor presentations
  • Geological modelling and Mineral Resource Estimation in accordance with all major reporting codes.

Exploration and Geology Capability

806.37 KB 1855 downloads

Mapping Capability

1.92 MB 1359 downloads

Mineral Resources Capability

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The MSA Group’s recent Exploration and Geology clients span three continents and a variety of commodities and include African Rainbow Minerals, Anglogold Ashanti, Anglo American, Aurigin Resources, Lonmin, Benzu Resources, Blackthorn Resources, Boteti, Burey Gold Ltd, Burundi Mining Metallurgy, Bushveld Minerals Ltd, Centamin plc, China Minmetals, Cronimet, Debswana, Ebende Resources, Frontier Rare Earths, Handa Copper Corporation, International Resources Limited, Intrepid Mining, Ivanplats SA, Jonah Capital, JSW Mozambique, Lesego Platinum, Ma’aden Gold and Base Metals, Meruka Mining, Metals of Africa Ltd, Nimini Holdings, Osho Steel, Paragon Diamonds, PPC Ltd, Red Crescent Resources, Samancor, Syrah Resources, Tata Steel, Thani Emirates Resources Holdings, West African Minerals and Worley Parsons.