Zenito's team has experience across most mining commodities, and have recently been providing consulting services on projects involving gold, iron ore, copper, and lead.
Principal Process Engineer
Joe is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and qualified Project Manager with over eighteen years industrial experience as an engineering manager, project manager, project engineer and design engineer in Australia and on global projects while based in the UK.
His experience covers a variety of minerals such as gold, copper, uranium, magnesium, and iron ore. His processing and plant experience includes crushing, milling, heap leach, leach CIP/CIL, bio-oxidation, flotation, dewatering, IX/SX, air/water plant services and cooling systems, wet and dry materials handling (slurry pumping conveying, stockpiles, stacker reclaimers) and ore/product logistics (truck, train and shipping).
His project experience is comprehensive covering project management, project engineering, detailed mechanical engineering, scheduling, risk, quality and cost control. He has been involved in project execution levels ranging from detail design and analysis of equipment up to high level systems engineering and project management, having worked from the initial phases of project development and initial scoping studies, through to project execution via EPCM.
Chris is a Chartered Mineral Process Engineer and has been practising mineral processing for over 35 years, with experience including mineral projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. He has successfully completed studies for clients all around the world. These include initial concept studies, pre-feasibility studies suitable for preliminary financial assessment to allow go/no-go decisions, and definitive studies used for assisting in the procurement of project financing. He has experience of the development of engineering through to complete design of plants and treatment systems. He has also produced training and operating programmes, laboratory specifications and design.
Chris is a Qualified Person (or Competent Person, depending on the jurisdiction) according to the National Instrument 43-101 Technical Reports, JORC compliant reports, and Competent Persons/Mineral Expert under UK securities law, and has worked on due diligence for various bank financing of mining projects.