Lycopodium Minerals Africa

ADP Group

Who is Lycopodium Minerals Africa?

Lycopodium Minerals Africa is an engineering and project management consultancy which provides a complete range of services for the evaluation, development, implementation and optimization of projects mainly within the mining and minerals processing industries.

Subsequent to the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the ADP group by Lycopodium Ltd, the company (previously named ADP Projects) was aligned to operate in line with the Lycopodium Minerals business in Perth, Brisbane, Toronto and Manila.


Lycopodium Minerals Africa have a team of world class process and engineering staff operating from our Cape Town offices, supported by technical associates, administrative and financial teams, and with the support of Lycopodium expertise and experience from their offices worldwide.

Lycopodium Minerals Africa is internationally recognised for the delivery of innovative, high quality, mineral processing facilities, including supporting infrastructure, which are capital efficient, quickly ramp-up to nameplate and achieve metallurgical performance targets.


Lycopodium Minerals Africa's core value-add has always been in combining technical innovation and experience with fit-for-purpose design and execution.

A focus on identifying the best techno-economic solution allows the best solution to be developed for each client's needs.

Flexibility to individual Client and project implementation strategies - including integrated project teams and engineering support to Client construction management projects.

Lycopodium Minerals Africa Directors

Steve Burks

Managing Director

Andrew Jakins


Viv Reyneke


Colin Kubank


Stephen Woodhead



  • African Star Minerals
  • Alexkor
  • AngloGold Ashanti (Navachab Gold Mine)
  • Batla Minerals
  • BHP Billiton Angola
  • BHP Billiton / ATS Angola
  • Bonaparte Diamonds
  • Bonaparte Diamonds Australia
  • Boteti Mining Pty Ltd
  • Catoca – Lapis project
  • De Beers Canada
  • De Beers (Debswana Orapa)
  • De Beers Kimberley
  • De Beers Marine
  • De Beers Namaqualand
  • De Beers Prospecting Africa
  • De Beers Tanzania
  • Deugro SA Pty Ltd
  • Debswana Diamonds
  • Diamond Fields International
  • Endiama EP Angola
  • Diavik Diamond Mine
  • Escom Angola
  • First Quantum Minerals
  • Frannor Angola
  • Gem Diamond
  • Gecko – Namibia
  • ITM Mining
  • Kimberley Diamond Company
  • Knight Piesold
  • Letseng Diamond Mine Lesotho
  • LL Mining Angola
  • Lucara Diamonds
  • Murowa Diamonds
  • Namakwa Diamonds
  • Namco
  • Namdeb
  • Nautilus Minerals
  • Navachab Gold Mine
  • Paladin Africa
  • Petra Diamonds Angola
  • Project Cuango Angola
  • QKR
  • RBM
  • Remcor
  • Rio Tinto / Fluor Canada
  • Rio Tinto Zimbabwe
  • SDM
  • SLDC Sierra Leone
  • SML Angola
  • Stellar Diamonds
  • Storm Mountain Diamonds
  • Trans Hex South Africa & Angola
  • Vaaldiam (Brazil)


Lycopodium Minerals Africa has been active in the resources industry for over 20 years internationally and has designed and/or built numerous mineral processing plants with throughputs ranging from pilot scale to over 74 Mtpa.

Lycopodium Minerals Africa provides design and project delivery services from our major offices in Toronto, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cape Town and Manila. Our clients range from junior exploration companies through to major multinational producers, and are developing projects for a wide range of commodities: copper, cobalt, diamonds, gold, iron ore, lead, manganese, industrial minerals, molybdenum, nickel, silver, tantalum, tin, tungsten, uranium, zinc, rare earth minerals and platinum group metals.

As a result of our reputation in study and project delivery, Lycopodium Minerals Africa has an extensive international client base developed over an extended period of time through ongoing and repeat business from global clients.

Selected Projects


Diamonds De Beers South Africa Concept, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; detail design, procurement, engineering and commissioning support for plant upgrades.


Gold Anglogold Ashanti / QKR Namibia Optimization Projects Concept, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; detail design, procurement, engineering and commissioning support for a portfolio of optimization projects.

ARDC – New Evaluation Vessel

Diamonds De Beers Marine South Africa Pre-feasibility study, feasibility study, detail design and engineering site & commissioning support for treatment and recovery plant for new sampling and evaluation vessel.


Diamonds Letšeng Diamonds (JV – Gem Diamonds and Lesotho Government) Lesotho Pre-feasibility study, feasibility study and EPCM services for new process plant to expand mine capacity from 4,8mtpa to 10mtpa including all associated infrastructure as well as power supply upgrade, water and sewage treatment upgrades, accommodation and mine facilities extensions. Concept and EPCM services for brownfields…

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Graphite Gecko/Imerys Gecko Namibia Pre-feasibility study for greenfied process plant at Okanjande deposit, and EPCM services for brownfields conversion of Okorusu Fluorspar process plant to process graphite from Okanjande.


Iron Ore Anglo American South Africa Concept study for low grade DMS upgrade.


Diamonds Storm Mountain Diamonds (JV – Namakwa Diamonds & Lesotho Government) Lesotho 4mtpa Concept and EPCM services for brownfields expansion of process plant.


Diamonds Debswana (JV – De Beers & Botswana Government) Botswana Cut 3 Process engineering services for concept study. 2 Plant DMS Efficiency Concept and detail design for brownfields optimization to existing process plant. Test Recovery Plant


Diamonds Debswana (JV – De Beers and Botswana Government) Botswana 2,4mtpa Cut 9 Process engineering services for concept study. Tailings Treatment Plant Concept, pre-feasibility study, feasibility study and  engineering, procurement and site engineering support for a processing plant to recover diamonds from the MTP tailings stockpile. Logwasher Detail design, procurement and site engineering support for…

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Diamonds De Beers Canada Canada Discovery, FEED, detail design engineering of DMS Plant and Final Recovery