What we do
We currently own and operate mines at various locations with domain expertise in Iron ore, Coal, Granite, Basalt, Limestone and Manganese. We bring in operational efficiency to maximise return on investment.
StonaSand's purpose is to responsibly and resourcefully create a global network of natural resources mining cooperations with best practices, long term value and high returns.
Our Core values are Integrity, Safety, Efficiency, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Civic Responsibility with sustainability.
StonaSand is the amalgamation of years of experience, learnings and vision of our founder Ajay Kharbanda. With over 25 years of experience of entrepreneurial business experience and more than 15 years of domain expertise, an idea to innovate and revolutionise the Mining sector by making it Efficient, Process-oriented, sustainable while being Responsible lead to the creation of StonaSand
Founder- The Visionary
Ajay Kharbanda, an Engineer by education, is a mining entrepreneur with extensive global knowledge and experience in the business of Mining Natural Resources with a deeply strategic approach. During his 25 plus years of a journey as an Entrepreneur, Trader, Miner and Businessman, he has gained extensive first- hand knowledge and experience across all segments of Mining and the Natural Resources Industry.
Ajay’s Technical Expertise, Financial acumen with Entrepreneurial know-how makes him the go-to person today in the Mining and Natural Resources Industry for setting up of High Yield, Efficient Greenfield Projects.
Co-Founder- The Strategist
Rajeev Arora, an Engineer & MBA by education is a Serial Entrepreneur with 25 years of vast experience, having worked with various industry bodies from coal mines to International Trading businesses. Rajeev manages business aspect at stonasand.
His key skills in Business Development and Marketing has seen StonaSand set up one of it’s kind commodity business in M Sand.
Mineral processing specialist with wide experience in comminution (crushing & milling), concentration & extraction techniques. Mr Vivek is a mining engineer (B.E) by qualification with a management degree in finance (MBA) and has over 14 years of experience in mineral processing and material handling projects like Gold, Iron, Bauxite, Coal, Limestone etc, Including process design, flowsheet development, detailed engineering and troubleshooting.
R G Nagraj
First Class Mine Manager Certificate (Metal unrestricted) holder with over 35 years of vast experience in Shaft sinking, Mine Development, Strategic Planning & Management, Business Development for Mining, Project Management, Client Servicing and People Management. Experience of developing SOPs, Mining standards for business excellence. Expert in Design and execution of High-Speed Shaft sinking and mine development and Commissioning.
M P Deshpande
Four decades of experience in the field of Geology. He has earlier worked in big mining companies including Bharat Gold Mines Ltd., KGF, MSPL, Sandur Manganese and Iron Ores Ltd etc.. Deshpande has vast International exposure and has carried out geological assignments in various countries covering U.S.S.R., Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Oman, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Expert in Ore-body modelling, Mine planning and Ore reserve estimations using DATAMINE
V N Vasudev
Earth Scientist, specialized in Mineral Exploration and Mineral Policy matters. Dr. Vasudev has a PhD in Economic Geology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has over 50 years of experience in Gold and other mineral Exploration. He has to his credit about 40 Scientific Research papers published in national and International Journals on the Ancient Rocks of Karnataka & Greenland, over 100 Technical Reports on Metalliferous Mineral Deposits and National Mineral policy Issues. Dr Vasudev is our foremost expert on Geology and exploration.
Srinivasa Gupta SV
With Thirty plus years of Banking and Mining experience, He handles all Legal, Admin and day-to-day running of the company. He has been the backbone of the company for more than a decade after leaving 20 years long career with banks.
With an M Tech in Applied Geology and expertise in the area of Business Development and Quality Management, He has good technical knowledge of Mining and Crushing. He comes across a good troubleshooter for Quality Assurance. Young and dynamic with lots of raw energy to keep going on round the clock.