Supervisor: Hari Tsikos
Sponsor: BHP Billiton
Esau is a Zimbabwean national and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Zimbabwe in 2007. Upon completion of his university degree, he was employed briefly in Angola on exploration projects for gold and manganese ore. He thereafter moved to Namibia where he worked for a uranium exploration company as a junior exploration geologist until the end of 2009. In 2010, he returned to Zimbabwe to work for various gold mines as both exploration and mine geologist until 2013. In 2014 he moved away from gold to work for a diamond mining company in the Marange Diamond fields of Zimbabwe until the end of 2014. He is currently enrolled at Rhodes University as a full-time candidate in the MSc program in Exploration Geology. As integral part of his MSc studies, he is carrying out a detailed examination of structurally-controlled hydrothermal alteration of manganese ore at Mamatwan mine, Northern Cape Province.
Mineralogical and geochemical study of structurally-controlled metasomatic alteration of carbonate-rich manganese ore at Mamatwan Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field.
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