David Ovvadia

David Ovvadia

Chairman Kalahari Key

David Ovadia MBE studied geology and physics at the Universities of Liverpool and Birmingham before doing research work in marine geophysics for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council. He was subsequently appointed Director of International at the British Geological Survey during which time he led projects in over 20 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, including Botswana, Ghana, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Papua New Guinea. He has acted as an advisor to the British Government on geological matters. He held academic positions at the Universities of Nottingham and the Open University, and continues as an honorary associate of the University of Dundee. In recognition of his contributions to Earth sciences, he was awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours List of 2010 for services to international science.
 
He set up and ran International Geoscience Services (IGS) Ltd., was Chairman of South East African Mining (SEAM) Ltd., a London based exploration company with gold interests in Malawi and elsewhere. He subsequently joined the Boards of Blenheim Natural Resources plc, Avenco Ltd and is currently the Chairman of Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration (Pty) Ltd., a Botswana registered company with nickel and platinum interests. He is also on the board of Levin Sources Ltd.
 
David is well connected in the African and Asian mining sector and with governments and officials in Africa and elsewhere; he knows people and processes in the World Bank, the EU, the UK Government and the City of London. His background in geology enables him to operate at both a strategic and a technical level. He has acted as consultant to the World Bank on African geoscience data, and has been involved with a number of EU Horizon 2020 projects. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed papers and reports and has given talks at a number of international conferences including Mining Indaba, PDAC and Finex2014.
 
 

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Tuesday 04/02/2020

From 15:05 To 15:15

02/04/2020 15:05 02/04/2020 15:15 Kalahari Key Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration (Pty) Ltd has three exploration licences for base and precious metals in southern Botswana, covering the central and eastern Jwaneng-Makopong Shear/Feeder Zone of the Bushveld-related Molopo Farms Complex, targeting nickel-PGM-bearing massive sulphide deposits similar to the Voisey’s Bay nickel deposit. Exploration to date has involved a complete review of existing geological, geophysical and geochemical data followed by an airborne high-resolution TDEM survey along the feeder zone. The data were interpreted to identify seventeen conductive targets which were further surveyed using highly sensitive SQUID (Super Conducting Quantum Interference Device) sensors and ultra-powerful HPTX transmitter. From this, drill sites were positioned on eight high priority targets. Botswana is a mining-friendly country. The licences are 50km SSW of Jwaneng and in close proximity to the major Trans-Kalahari Highway. The exploration team comprises geologists and geophysicists having a collective experience of over 100 years in Botswana. CTICC

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"Kalahari Key"

David Ovvadia
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Tuesday 04/02/2020

From 15:05 To 15:15

02/04/2020 15:05 02/04/2020 15:15 Kalahari Key Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration (Pty) Ltd has three exploration licences for base and precious metals in southern Botswana, covering the central and eastern Jwaneng-Makopong Shear/Feeder Zone of the Bushveld-related Molopo Farms Complex, targeting nickel-PGM-bearing massive sulphide deposits similar to the Voisey’s Bay nickel deposit. Exploration to date has involved a complete review of existing geological, geophysical and geochemical data followed by an airborne high-resolution TDEM survey along the feeder zone. The data were interpreted to identify seventeen conductive targets which were further surveyed using highly sensitive SQUID (Super Conducting Quantum Interference Device) sensors and ultra-powerful HPTX transmitter. From this, drill sites were positioned on eight high priority targets. Botswana is a mining-friendly country. The licences are 50km SSW of Jwaneng and in close proximity to the major Trans-Kalahari Highway. The exploration team comprises geologists and geophysicists having a collective experience of over 100 years in Botswana. CTICC
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