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MIAS Africa

MIAS Minerals SA (Pty) Ltd
was established in 1975. This Business Unit provides global technical support to the MIAS Group of Companies in exploration and Mining Operations.

MIAS Minerals SA (Pty) Ltd is concentrating and BEE corporations for strategic alliances to develop the sub-Sahara continent’s minerals.

The Technical, Management & Consulting Team has extensive experience in large Iron Ore, coal and Manganese mining operations and exporting. Some have worked for Kumba Resources in South Africa, which has one of the largest Iron ore operations in the world.

Others many years for BHP Billiton, Exxaro, Anglo American Corporation, etc…

Our Technical, Operations, geological, engineering & Consulting Teams has extensive experience, world class technology in the mining industry:

Some of our key associates:

Dr Edgar Settler.
Excellent geo-physicist with international recognition. Was in the executive management of the Geo Science governmental operations in South-Africa.

Bernard Mc Donald.
Acclaimed and well respected minerals geologist for various large international mining companies. Has over 35 years of exploration, geological surveys and studies.

Johan van Deventer
Consulting Senior Geologist
More than 30 years of experience in exploration, prospecting and mining Operations.

Piet Wiese
Consulting Senior Geologist
More than 30 years of experience in exploration and mining projects. He has operational and management experience in the exploration and prospecting of mining deposits.

George Coetzee
Exploration Manager / Senior Geologist
Over 20 years in the Iron Ore mining industry with extensive experience in exploration and mining operations. Father was Chairman of Iscor and developed the Sishen-Saldanna Project. (now Kumba)

Pretoria, South Africa
Ruimtesig A10,
Koedoeberg weg, Fairy Glenn.
P.O. Box 73501
Lynnwood Ridge, 0040, South Africa

Tel & Fax: +27 12 991 0647

Mayzie Landman
Rucus Blomerus

e-mail: Rucus@MIASGroup.com

Andre Blomerus

e-mail: AndreB@MIASGroup.com

MIAS Kenya :

MIAS is establishing an office in Mombasa, Kenya to support its Iron Ore operations out of Kenya in partnership with RK Sanghani and Dockland Energy & Minerals Group currently.

MIAS believes to be the miner of choice in the Kenyan minerals sector soon with possible interests in Tanzania and Ghana to follow soon.

For further details please contact:

P.O. Box 2625-80100
Mombasa, Kenya.

Alexandre Gerniers .
Tel:    +254 72 764-7318
e-mail: Alex@MIASGroup.com

Mohsin Chaudhry
Tel:   +254 711-52 6150
e-mail: Mohsin@MIASGroup.com