Lubambe Extension Project

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Underground structural mapping and 3D implicit geomodelling Lubambe Mine is situated in the Cu-Co endowed Zambian Copperbelt. Mining focusses on the Ore Shale Formation, which is a thin, but laterally-continuous package that locally hosts high-grade mineralization. The Ore Shale, which forms part of the well-documented Lower Roan Sub-Group and encompassing Katanga Supergroup, regionally outcrops along […]

Moddergat Project, Amandelbult Mine

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Anglo Platinum: Amandelbult Mine, Moddergat Section: 3D modelling of disrupted Merensky and UG2 Reef in a gap area In 2008, Tect were approached by Amandelbult-Tumela Mine of Anglo Platinum, South Africa to undertake an update and structural re-interpretation of its Moddergat Area, which occurs on the edge of a “gap area” in the western limb […]

Lumwana Chimiwungo

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Resolution of structural evolution and 3D modelling of Co-Cu mineralization in a sheared basement complex, Mwombezhi Dome, Lufilian Arc Following persistent bench-scale failures and poor bench definition of Chimiwungo South Pit’s eastern and northern highwalls, a structural study was commissioned by Lumwana’s Geotechnical Department in 2016. The study’s aim was to resolve the structural origins […]

Sishen Mine

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Fully-constrained implicit modelling at Sishen Mine, Northern Cape, South Africa In 2008, Tect were approached by Kumba Iron Ore’s Geotechnical Engineering Department to construct a 3D lithological and structural model for a 5-year design of Sishen North Mine. The model incorporated historical mapping, Tect mapping, drillhole and remote sensing data, and accurate representations of all […]

New Luika Gold Mine

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Orogenic gold mineralization in the structurally-complex Lupa Terrane, South West Tanzania: New insights into regional- to deposit-scale structural controls derived from integrated structural mapping, geophysical analysis and 3D modelling Tect was approached in late 2018 by Shanta Gold to conduct a thorough review of the structural geology and gold mineralization of New Luika Gold Mine […]

Palabora Mine

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Structural Interpretation and Implicit Modelling of Major Structures for Lift II Sub-Level Caving Palabora Mine, which has been operational since its incorporation in 1956 and is South Africa’s major producer of refined copper, contracted Tect in 2012 to create the first detailed 3D Geomodel of large-scale structures associated with intrusive phases and mineralization at their […]

Marikana 2 Shaft

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Lonmin Marikana: Structural Interpretation of 3D Seismic Cube and Integration with Underground Mapping for 2# Siting In 2008, Tect were approached by Lonmin Platinum Mine to provide a structural interpretation, in collaboration with Impulse Geophysics, of a new 3D seismic survey that had been commissioned over the 26km long Marikana Mine area. This occurs within […]

K.O.V. Mine

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Unravelling the origins of giant ore-bearing olistoliths in Kolwezi, DRC Following a series of large-scale slope stability issues within Glencore’s K.O.V pit in Kolwezi, DRC, Tect was contracted by Kamoto Copper Company in 2017 to undertake a detailed structural study of the K.O.V and Mashamba East Pits. The aim of the study was to resolve […]

Kolomela Mine

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3D Modelling for Kumba Iron Ore’s New Kolomela Mine Kolomela Mine, previously the Sishen South Project, has proven to contain numerous economic prospects over the last decade. Tect’s involvement at Kolemela began in 2011, when we were contracted to map, structurally analyze and 3D model the Leeuwfontein and Kapstevel North prospects. Tect’s work at Kolomela […]

Jwaneng Mine

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Resolving fault networks and variable bedding dips in an extensional sedimentary setting The Geotechnical and Geology Departments on Debswana’s Jwaneng Mine contacted Tect in 2012. Ongoing mining had exposed a series of structures and intrusions, including dolerite dykes/sills and syenite sills, within the mine’s highwalls. The geometry of these intrusions interacted unfavorably with the fault […]

Banro Corporation

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Deciphering the structural controls and 3D geometry of high-grade ore shoots at Namoya Mine, Maniema Region, DRC. Following an unexpected hiatus in orebody continuity at several pits at Namoya Mine, located in the Maniema Region of the DRC, Tect was requested by the Exploration Department of Banro Corporation to establish the structural controls on auriferous […]

Venetia Mine

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Resolving complex 3D structural geometry in a high-grade metamorphic terrane Following slope instability above the south ramp, caused by the emergence of a very large, competent amphibolite lens, the Geotechnical and Geology Departments on De Beers’ Venetia Mine contacted Tect in 2003.  The initial brief was to structurally map the pit, which was on Cut […]

Miduk Mine

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Large Open Pit Project: Integration of high-resolution structural pit mapping, UAV photogrammetry surveys and geotechnical and exploration drillhole for a fully-constrained 3D structural, lithological and alteration model for Miduk Porphyry Copper Mine In 2017, Tect, in collaboration with other 3rd party consultants Itasca, Snowden and KNMCE, conducted a site visit and technical Gap Analysis of […]