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Engineering Professional Experience

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
550k PA
January 23, 2017

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Name : Shanolin Pentasaib

Address: ** **** ******, ******* ****** Somerset Drive, Homeshaven, Krugersdorp, 1739, South Africa

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Cell: 084*******



A young, enthusiastic and versatile geologist with a desire to expand his current skills base with a ‘hands on’ approach to geology.

Has gained experience in the field with working as a team but is also very comfortable working independently or within a supervising role. Is able to effectively operate under pressure and can efficiently complete tasks within given time frames.

Technical experience gained from geotechnical investigations in the KZN and Gauteng provinces as well as from the GOLD FIELDS KDC EAST mine include:

Drawing up of cross sections and planning drill holes

Logging and sampling of both diamond core and reverse circulation chips

A good understanding of QA/QC

Supervision of soil sampling programmes

Co – ordination of geotechnical surveys and logging of soil profiles

Face mapping in stopes and development ends.

Has been responsible for the running (geological) of the VCR on Thuthukani, Manyano and Masimthembe Shafts and currently the Middlevlei reefs at Thuthukani Shaft Kloof Gold mine (Gold Fields Ltd).

Employment History

1.Goldfields (Sibanye Gold) DEC 2009 – Current

2.Bazi Dukhan Consulting Geotechnical Engineers NOV 2008 – JAN 2009

Professional Experience

Kloof Gold Mine

Underground geologist DEC 2009 – Current

Joined the Thuthukani, Manyano and Masimthembe shaft of the Kloof mine, where main responsibilities included:

Mapping and solving structural problems in stopes (Advising in the negotiation of faults, dykes and reef roles).

Mapping developments with the emphasis on recognising structures that could influence reef elevation.

Managing of five diamond drill rigs, which included:

oPlanning of holes to ensure developments are in “cover”, as well as for prospecting purposes and fastening facies boundaries.

oLogging, sampling and plotting of holes.

oDoing PTO audits of rigs to ensure correct positioning of holes and that safety standards are adhered too.

Giving geological input at planning, preplanning and G – Sheet meetings.

Bazi Dukhan Consulting Geotechnical Engineers Nov 2008 – Feb 2009

Trainee Geologist

Joined a small engineering geological consulting firm based in Durban that specialized in geotechnical surveys for construction purposes. Main duties included:

Report writing.

Logging of soil profiles during various geotechnical surveys.

Field work would be followed up by the drawing of profiles and sections before correlating the data gained from soil profiling and percussion chips. The results would then be handed over to the engineering geologist in the form of concise field reports.



Qualification Matriculated with 1 distinction, Full exemption

with merit.

Institution Effingham Secondary School

Duration 2001 - 2005


Qualification BSc (Geology) Engineering Stream

Institution University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Duration Jan 2007 - Dec 2009

2. Qualification Strata Control Certificate Metalliferous Deep Level Mining (Theory)

Institution Chamber of Mines

Practical Experience

Field experience gained while attending the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal includes

Field mapping in:

- White Imfolozi Valley (Natal Metamorphic Belt)

- Open Pit face mapping at Codemore quarry

Computer Literacy

Good knowledge of MS Word

MS Excel

MS Access

MS PowerPoint

GIS (digitising maps)

DH Logger

Cadsmine (limited), Autocad

Other Training

GFBLA Geology modules logging and sampling, mapping, structural mapping (3 weeks).

Introduction to Cadsmine

Personal Information

Date of Birth 15 – 02 – 1988

Marital Status Single

Driving Licence Code B – Full drivers licence

Interests Hiking, Soccer, Volleyball

Memberships GSSA (2013)


1.Name Tumi Komape

Position Chief Geologist

Institution Kloof Gold Mine

Contact Number 084*******


2.Name Bazi Dukhan

Position Owner

Institution Bazi Dukhan Consulting

Geotechnical Engineers

Contact Number 083*******


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