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Denis Field and his three sons, Kenneth, Alan and Douglous have a combined 174 years of mining experience within the South African Mining Industry. All the Fields are Mining Engineers, and all ended up in Managerial Positions within the Industry.

Denis was a Coal Mine Manager in various mines, out and within the Anglo American Coal Stable. He retired from the Anglo Coal Head office and became the Head of Mining at Wits Technicon. Kenneth was a General Manager of Impala Platinum Mine and held Managerial positions in both Gold and Diamond Mines. He was the President of the Association of Mine Managers. Alan was a General Manager and Consulting Engineer within the Gencor Group and Head of Mining for Anglo Platinum. He was Chairman of Mines Rescue Services for 11 years and Vice-Chairman of Minerals Education Trust Fund. Douglous was a Mine Manager on Platinum and Gold Mines within the Gencor Group.

The Fields have played an important role in the industry by developing, coaching, and mentoring many young Mining Engineers over many years, some of which now hold very senior positions in the industry.