Key consultants > Mark Stewardson, Gavin Andrews, Efet Banda

Coal is a unique commodity and The Mineral Corporation’s specialist coal team is particularly active. The team draws on extensive worldwide experience from Indonesia to the Southern African coalfields, and our depth of knowledge in Mozambique and South Africa in particular has added significant value to many clients. The company offers a wide range of services which cover all project stages from exploration, through mine development and production, to colliery closure.

Our coal consulting services include:

  • generation and ranking of coal exploration targets
  • exploration risk assessment
  • exploration programme design
  • field management of exploration programmes
  • geological interpretation (seam correlation, faulting, dolerites)
  • laboratory test programmes and QC
  • digital geological modelling using GEOVIA Minex™
  • mineral resource estimation in accordance with international reporting codes
  • coal mine design planning
  • scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies
  • studies of coal bed methane potential
  • economic assessments
  • coal asset valuation
  • technical reviews and audits
  • due diligence reviews
  • risk assessment.

The company has undertaken innovative quality control procedures to ensure that its geological modelling of coal offers accurate interpretations.  We have also developed in-house software to aid with aspects of coal washability modelling.

The Mineral Corporation is proficient with modelling of both multiple and interbedded coal seam types.

This capability statement further describes our experience and services with regard to coal.