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JORC Training

AIG is working with leading Australian geological and mining consulting practice, DeRisk Geomining Consultants, to develop an affordable, comprehensive, five module training course for resource and reserves professionals and those who make use of resource and reserve statements.

The course is designed so that all file modules may be completed, or individual models taken to meet specific gaps in personal expertise and professional experience.

The five modules will cover:

  1. Introduction to the JORC Code – how the JORC code sets out minimum standards for public reporting of exploration results, mineral resources and ore reserves and sets out sound practices for data collection, quality control and assurance, analysis and transparent, material reporting of results.
  2. A JORC Code Refresher – designed to help geoscientists responsible for public reports understand their personal responsibilities, refresh their understanding of the key requirements of the Code, how compliance is monitored and other issues central to Competent Person responsibility.
  3. Reporting Exploration Targets and Exploration Results for mineral commodities covered by the JORC Code, including the development of sound practices for collecting and assuring the quality of required information.
  4. Reporting Mineral Resources, including how the use of the Checklist of Assessment and Reporting Criteria (Table 1) included in the Code can be used as a guide to best practice data collection, analysis and material reporting of estimates.
  5. Integrating the JORC Code with ASX Rules – Compliance with the listing rules established for ASX listed companies adds requirements for public reporting that may extend what is required by the JORC Code in specific areas.

Case studies will feature extensively in the presentation of each module.

Development of the course has commenced. The first two modules are being presented in Townsville next week (29 April). The first delivery of the complete course will be in Perth, expected in the third quarter of 2019. This will be followed by regular courses in other locations throughout Australia. Delivery of the course using interactive, real-time, desktop video delivery, providing interaction between the presenter and students during each model is also being planned cater for the needs of students in rural Australia and overseas.

Feedback received from students will be used to continuously improve the quality and relevance of course content.

AIG is one of three parent bodies of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC).

The course will form a key continued professional development resource, delivered in a flexible manner, consistent with AIG’s not for profit model to ensure it is within reach of all Institute members.

Further details will be published as course development proceeds.

Mentoring Program Applications deadline extended until 7th April

Registrations extended till 7th April, 2019.
Whether you are a mentee or mentor – Sign up now!

An initiative of the National Graduate Group for  BSc/MSc/PhD students and Early Career Geoscientists

The mentoring programs have been running since 2015 and now will run in WA, NSW, Vic, QLD and SA in 2019. For those outside these areas the Distance program is for you. Registrations are now open for mentees and mentors by clicking the link below. Mentee registration is open to all undergraduate, post graduate and early career geoscientists. Mentor registration is open to all geoscientists with experience in all sectors of industry and we are seeking new mentors from the smaller industry sectors and from female mentors.

All participants must be AIG members.

You can register for 2019 and find out further information by clicking the link below.
Registrations extended for one more week – closing 7th April, 2019.

Any questions?  For more details about the AIG Mentoring Program please click here for more information or contact us at aigmentoringprogram-nationalchair@aig.org.au

Exploration Geochemistry: Getting it right to extract maximum value for minimal cost

The next instalment in the popular Queensland Branch Friday seminar series will be held 12 April at UQ Business School, Lvl 6, 293 Queen St, Brisbane.

Click on the image to download the seminar brochure. Register now!


AEGC 2019 – Abstract deadline extended

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for papers and posters proposed for presentation at AEGC 2019 in Perth this September has been extended until Friday 5 April 2019.

The first Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference held in Sydney last February provided a unique opportunity to hear the experiences of geoscientists in exploration geophysics, petroleum geoscience and all facets of mineral exploration in Australia and internationally.

Take advantage of the early bird registration offer. Visit the conference web site for full details.


Mining Geology 2019: Submit your abstracts by 4 March 2019

Mining Geology: 2020 and beyond

Don’t miss this opportunity to share new technologies, best practices and innovations within the mine value chain. Call for abstracts are set to close on Monday 4 March 2019.

Topics for the conference call for abstracts are;

  • Best practice in data collection and mining geology – now and emerging
  • The future of mining and mining geology – advances in technology, AI and automation
  • Maximising orebody value and driving productivity improvement
  • Mine Value Chain integration – it’s not just about the geoscience
  • Geological modelling, geometallurgical modelling and resource estimation – sound practice to leading edge


The International Mining Geology Conference is the premier event in the world of Mining Geology. Find out more at mininggeology.ausimm.com

The abstract submission deadline is the 4 March 2019.

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