Last year was a very successful year for GSL, and to maintain our service levels two new permanent members of staff as well as additional temporary staff started at GSL at the beginning of 2017.
Debbie Partridge, who moved across from Pirate FM, will be helping Felicity with business administration and support. Though not trained as a metallurgist, she does come from a family with mining heritage. She grew up in Zambia, where her father worked as a mining engineer with the former Zambian Consolidated Copper Mines Ltd (ZCCM).
Tom Naylor and Zoe Dupuy have joined the laboratory team as temporary staff to assist in signature plot testing and other general laboratory work, helping to ensure projects are finished in a timely manner. Tom did a Masters degree in Mining Geology at the Camborne School of Mines, and Zoe is a third-year Geology student from the University of Aberdeen, who is spending a week at GSL as part of a work experience programme.
The last of the new members of staff at GSL is Klaas van der Wielen, who has taken up a role as senior metallurgist to help Nick and James manage projects and expand the service portfolio at GSL. He has a multidisciplinary background, with a Bachelors degree in Geology from Utrecht University, a Masters degree in Mining Engineering (European Mining Course) from the Technical University of Delft, and a PhD from the Camborne School of Mines. After graduating he worked with SelFrag AG in Switzerland for three years on process development, before moving to Wolf Minerals’ Drakelands tin and tungsten operation in Southwest England, where he worked as a shift metallurgist.