KlipStone Pty Ltd provides offsite and onsite industrial minerals geological consulting and resource estimation with specialised expertise in advanced geological computer modelling
Director – Andrew Scogings: Career Summary
Andrew Scogings graduated as a geologist in the late 1970’s and started his career on underground copper mines, followed by a stint on Witwatersrand gold mines and general exploration for Ni, Sn and REE in eastern South Africa. He was introduced to industrial minerals while completing post-graduate MSc and PhD research on alkaline granitoid / nepheline syenite complexes in Natal, South Africa.
During the 90’s Andrew was employed as a geologist and subsequently marketing manager for G&W Minerals (download article HERE for details), a leading diversified industrial minerals company based near Johannesburg. Marketing of G&W’s diverse portfolio of minerals from barite, bentonite and other clays through to coal dust, GCC, limestone, pyrophyllite, talc and natural pigments provided him with the skills set and international contacts to take up a position as geologist at a start-up bentonite mine in Queensland in 2001.
Moving to Perth in 2002 Andrew found employment with AMCOL International, managing bentonite exploration projects in China, Turkey and Australia. During 2008 he established KlipStone Pty Ltd and has since worked on numerous projects including bentonite, chromite, potash, REE, vermiculite and graphite.
Andrew started contributing technical articles to leading publication Industrial Minerals Magazine (UK) in May 2014 and was offered the position of IM Magazine Consultant in August 2014.
Link to Andrew Scogings’ Professional Publications
Andrew Scogings – Professional Career Timeline
Copper (Zimbabwe). Lead-Zinc (Namibia)