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Irvin Ratanang Matsheka
Currently resides in: North West, South Africa
in Rustenburg South Africa
Geologist with a passion for the mineral industry and the discovery of new deposits in the African continent
O: 014 573 2112
M: 082 050 7835
Mining, Energy and Natural Resources
In charge of the Merensky Reef Section at the Royal Bafokeng Platinum, BRPM South Shaft, for both stoping, development and drilling management.
Geology Graduate Programme covering
Geological Mapping (Underground mapping and Electronic capturing on Microstation)
Borehole Logging (Cover and Prospect hole logging and capturing on Sable Programme)
Geological Plotting (Using Microstation, plotting of geological structures)
Drilling management (Includes designing of borehole layouts, smooth running of drilling in progress)
Grade control (Grade meeting with the Mining Personnel to achieve optimum extraction at a higher grade with low dilution rates)
Geological Communication (Through pre-planning to planning meetings, State of the shaft meetings, Safety meetings)
Academia, Education and Training
Research Report: Character, morphology and origin of gold from selected mines in the Yatela and Sadiola goldfields, Mali, West Africa.
Investigating the morphology of recovered gold grains using techniques such as the Scanning Electron Microscope, EDS, etc.
Provenance model for the Yatela deposit
Stratigraphy of the Yatela deposit and comparison with the geology of Western Mali (KK Inlier)
Geochronology of the Yatela deposit and dating the age of gold mineralisation
Genesis of the Yatela gold deposit and defining the events and controlling mechanism to gold mineralisation
PG Student Tutor and Demonstrator for
1. Sedimentology II Year (2009-2011)
2. Metamorphic Petrology II Year (2010)
3. Geological Mapping for Geologists II (2011 First Semester)
4. Geological Mapping for Mining Engineers II (2011 2nd Semester)
Accounting, Banking and Finance
Credit Card Auths, Customer Queries and Admin
Rustenburg, South Africa | June 2014 - present
BCom - Law
Bachelor of Commerce, with specialisation in Law
2010 - 2012
Master of Science (MSc) - Geology/Earth Science, General
2006 - 2011
Bachelor of Science Honours - Geology/Earth Science, General
Managing Director, May 2015 - present
Creating an online platform for individuals and organisation.
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