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 Expert  728406

Expert in Exploration, Mining and Processing of Diamonds, Industrial Minerals and High Purity Quartz

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has worked for multinational industrial mineral companies, doing research on mineralogy, processing of minerals, and evaluation of industrial mineral deposits. He had a special focus on high purity quartz & cristobalite resulting in several quartz mining projects being developed by the companies he has worked for.

Expert is a trained evaluator of rough diamonds. He worked as a consultant and a mine manager for diamond mining projects, resulting in the start up of 2 diamond mining projects in Africa. As such he gained special expertise with training of local personnel in developing countries. His consultancy projects generally resulted in lowering of exploitation costs by increasing efficiency or applying previously untried methods.

Expert is trained as a structural geologist. Throughout his career he completed geological mapping projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For this field work he used classical field work methods as well as geophysical methods, remote sensing and geochemical techniques.












feldspathic mineral




geologic mapping








gold recovery


ground-penetrating radar


industrial mineral


mineral resource geological investigation




natural gem






rift tectonics


rock sampling






silicon dioxide






structural geology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1995   MSc   Geology   Katholic University of Leuven   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to




Managing Director


Geologist and consultant to several diamond and gold mining projects in Africa and the Middle East

2003 to 2005


KDC, Kabongo Development Company, DRC


General Manager


General manager, responsible for all divisions of a diamond mining project in the DRC (geology, production, admin, logistics...)

1999 to 2003


Escom Mining, Angola


Operations Manager


Mine operations manager, responsible for all on site activities (geology, production, engineering)

1995 to 1999


SCR Sibelco, Belgium



Geologist, responsible for due diligence of new projects, responsible for mineralogy lab, production geology, quartz research

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2009 to 2009   DRC Mining dept   consultant   reviewing the diamond mining sector

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Due diligence on diamond mining projects, defining the value and feasibility of the project
  • Due diligence on quartz projects, defining the value and feasibility of the projects
  • Gold exploration in Turkey for a local mining company, assisting them with field work, equipment selection and project management.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Quartz expert for consulting on High Purity Quartz.
  • Silica quartz processing plant design expert for consulting on Quartz silica.
  • Expert for consulting on start industrial mining of diamonds.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Gemology expert on jadetite.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2009   DRC   Diamond mining company, general manager consultant to minister of mines
1999 to 2002   Angola   diamond mine COO
2005 to   Turkey   Geology consultant
1995 to   Europe   Geology consultant

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Fluent
Dutch   Fluent, mother tongue
French   Fluent
German, Turkish, Portuguese   Good

Market Research:
He has detailed knowledge of the high purity quartz sector (applications, customers, producers). He has detailed knowledge of the diamond sector (customers, suppliers, policies).

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has detailed knowledge of the supply of quartz products for glass sectors, semi conductors, solar cells etc. He has detailed supplier knowledge for rough diamonds.


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