Saidi Mwatasa Azana


A dynamic and detail-oriented Geologist with experience in the mining industry, specializing in mineral exploration, grade control, and geological mapping. With a degree in Geology from the International University of Africa and practical experience gained at Base Titanium, I  have developed a strong foundation in analyzing geological formations, assessing mineral deposits, and implementing effective sampling and logging techniques.

Also skilled in using advanced geological software and tools, I have effectively contributed to the optimization of mining operations and enhanced the accuracy of mineral resource estimations.

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Most Recent Job

Junior Geologist

Base Titanium Limited


Job Description/Purpose

Engage in and supervise geological work including core logging, sample collection, and QA/QC to ensure exploration best practices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the logging of drill core samples, noting geological features and sample integrity.
  • Analyze geological samples using various techniques, including microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and geochemical analysis to determine composition and properties.
  • Input and manage data related to geological mapping, sampling, and drilling in the company’s databases.
  • Work closely with other geologists and mining engineers to integrate geological data with mine planning and operations.
  • Participate in team meetings and project discussions, providing insights and updates on geological activities.
  • Prepare reports on geological findings and fieldwork activities.
  • Document and maintain accurate field notes, journals, and records of sample collection.

Key Achievement

Contributed to resource exploration efforts for the Kwale East Mineral Sands Project, aimed at extending the mine life and optimizing resource utilization.

Additional Job Experience

Graduate Trainee

Base Titanium Ltd


Job Description/Purpose

To equip recent geology graduates with practical skills, industry knowledge, and operational experience in a mining environment, preparing them for professional roles within the industry.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in geological mapping, sampling, and drilling activities.
  • Assist in the collection and logging of geological samples from drill cores and surface mappings.
  • Engage in environmental monitoring and reporting as part of compliance with environmental management practices.
  • Input geological data into company databases under supervision.
  • Assist in the analysis of geological samples using laboratory techniques and tools.
  • Support the development and updating of geological models with guidance from senior geologists.
  • Compile data and assist in the preparation of reports on geological findings and field activities.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of data collection, analysis procedures, and outcomes.
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines and company policies during field and office assignments.
  • Participate in safety drills and training specific to geological operations.

Key Achievement

Collaborated with Projects team in creating shape files and surveying of mine infrastructures, including roads and pipeline networks, to facilitate accurate estimation of pipeline assets within the mine.


Highest Level

Bsc Economic Geology

International University of Africa

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Additional Education

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.)

Kwale High School

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Professional Qualification Training One

Certificate in GIS and Remote sensing

External (Obtained at another institution)

Professional Qualification Training Two


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