- Assessment of the Minerals Potential for Swaziland and Lesotho
(CDE – Brussels) – 2005
MTL was contracted to carry out the assessment of the minerals potential
for Swaziland and Lesotho, identify potential projects and recommend modes
of development. The assessment was carried out and a report with recommendations
for development of the identified projects was prepared and submitted to
- Mbeya Cement Company Limited
MTL was in March 2005 Contracted by Mbeya Cement Company Limited to carry
out a topographical survey of the quarry for updating of the mined area,
survey the drilled areas and pick-up all the borehole locations and other
features and update the topographical map of the mine. The survey work
has been completed and the analysis, interpretation of data and preparation
of maps are ongoing.
- Tan Tailings Company Limited
Tan Tailing contracted MTL in March 2005 to undertake a survey of six
small-scale gold mining sites in Chunya District, calculate the volumes
of the tailings, and collect random samples for processing design. The
survey work has been completed and the data analyses and interpretation
- EUROMET Africa
In January 2005, EUROMET Africa and MTL reached an agreement for MTL to
conduct the design of the mining operations and other mine infrastructure
for the Panda Hill Niobium mining project. This will entail geological
modeling, selection of mining methods, design of the mine per selected
methods, identification and siting of key mine infrastructure, manpower
allocation and economic analysis of the mining project. Under the agreement,
the processing design will be carried out in-house by EUROMET. MTL is
currently undertaking the geological modeling component of the project.
- Ashanti Goldfields Tanzania Limited (Now - Geita Gold Mines
In July 1999, MTL was engaged by Ashanti Goldfields (T) Ltd. to assist
the company in handling the following issues:
(a) Processing of an application for a Mining Licence for the Geita Mine;
(b) Securing of approvals from the Bank of Tanzania for foreign exchange
dealings and offshore transactions;
(c) Processing of Permits to mine in Geita Forest Reserve;
(d) Acquisition of water right, to draw water for the mine;
(e) Acquisition of a licence to generate electricity;
(f) Application for renewal of a number of prospecting licences;
(g) Application for enlargement of two prospecting licences in respect
of cancelled claims;
- Ministry of Energy and Minerals – World Bank Project
MTL (By then known as Geo-mining Consultancy Limited) was in 1997 contracted
by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals to undertake the component of “Institutional
Strengthening: Organization and Staff Training” of the World Bank
Project on “Mineral Sector Development Project No. 2648-TA. The
work was completed and report submitted in August 1997.
- The Loans and Advances Realization Trust (LART)
MTL was contracted by LART in February 2003 to conduct an evaluation of
the Diamond cutting and polishing machinery at Mikocheni plant in Dar-es-Salaam
with the aim of disposing-off the machinery. The evaluation entailed assessment
of the diamond business in the country, assessment of the machinery and
comparing them with those used elsewhere, evaluation of the possible markets
for the machinery, etc. The evaluation report was submitted in April 2003.
- Konoike Construction Company Limited
(a) Between 1998 - 2001, MTL was contracted by Konoike Construction Company
Ltd. to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of the most
efficient way of running three quarries for the mining of sand and aggregates
as shown below:
(i) Lugoba Quarry – Granite;
(ii) Mpiji Quarry – Sand;
(iii) Kunduchi Quarry – Limestone;
It was agreed that the MTL should also provide technical, regulatory
and socio-economic services for the three quarries should the company
agree to continue with the operations. Following the development of these
quarries, MTL was responsible for provision of support technical services
and advisory legal and regulatory services.
- ADUCO International AB:
In 1999, MTL carried out the following projects on behalf of ADUCO International
(a) Geological and geotechnical appraisal of the Msolwa Sandstone Quarry.
All the permitting requirements for the licence to operate a quarry, were
also carried out.
(b) Detailed geological investigations for delineating a limestone reserve
at Mjimwema. After identifying the reserves, a drilling programme was
mobilized and supervised by MTL. After completion of the drilling programme,
the reserves in the area were calculated. Based on the data collected,
an engineering design of a quarry and general mine planning of the area
- EUROMET Africa
Between 1999 and to date, MTL has entered into a number of agreements
with EUROMET Africa, to carry out the following activities for the Panda
Hill Niobium project:
(a) To prepare and oversee transfer of licence from the original holders
to the new owners. This has been completed.
(b) To carry out detailed review of the previous work done on the project
and provide an update on the project database. A report was prepared and
(c) To organize and carry out a bulk-sampling programme for collecting
metallurgical analysis samples. 3 tonnes of samples consisting of carbonatite
rocks were collected, labeled accordingly, permits arranged and shipped
abroad for analysis.
(d) Given the existence of previously drilled cores, an agreement was
reached to carry out core logging, sampling, supervision of laboratory
analysis of samples and estimation of reserves. This has been completed.
(e) To compile all available information on the project, analyze it and
carry out a review of the estimated reserves. Based on the compiled information,
a geological map was prepared, reserves were re-estimated and a programme
for further investigations was drawn.
- KDCL Minerals (T) Ltd.
(a) Undertook a geological survey, mapping and preparation of a geological
report for a limestone deposit in Shinyanga area.
(b) Undertook a geological survey, mapping and preparation of geological
reports for Pozolana deposits in Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions.
- Western Estates Ltd.
(a) Carried out a detailed geological survey and preparation of a geological
report of a tin deposit in Karagwe District, Kagera Region.
(b) Preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports on the licence
area as per requirements of the Mining Act, 1998.
- Global Mining Company Limited
Conducted geological prospecting of a mining license area located in the
Kunduchi Limestone mining area in Dar-es-Salaam and carried out a feasibility
study of the project including mine design and planning, marketing appraisal,
financial analysis and preparation of a detailed business plan of the
project. MTL has also been involved in assisting the client in processing
and negotiating for project financing.
- International Mining Company Limited
MTL was in 2002 contracted by the International Mining Company Limited
to conduct a geological reconnaissance of a gold prospecting license based
in Mgeta Area, Matombo District in Morogoro Region. The reconnaissance
work which was completed in time, included pitting and trenching, geological
mapping, sampling and sample analyses and preparation of a geological
- Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania
An expert from MTL was in 1998 appointed by the Ministry of Energy and
Minerals to chair a committee responsible for drafting of the Mining Regulations
for the Mining Act, 1998. The regulations were successfully drafted and
are currently operational.
- Vice President’s Office, Department of Environment
In 2002, an expert from MTL was appointed by the Government to join a
team responsible for reviewing applications submitted by the mining companies
for the Presidential Environmental Award. Later, the expert led one of
the three teams for site visits to evaluate environmental performances
and participated in the eventual final evaluation of the applications.
- Mahenge Ruby Mining
MTL carried out a detailed geological investigations aimed at assessing
the potential for ruby mining at Mzelezi area near Mahenge in Ulanga District,
Morogoro Region. MTL also assisted the mineral right owner in preparing
a business plan and negotiations for raising finance.
- BOLIDEN CONTECH
MTL conducted a feasibility study for the establishment of gold refinery
in Tanzania. The study involved field visits and discussions with gold
producers and dealers on utilization of the refinery, assessment of the
technical gold refining techniques, financial and economic analysis of