Best Practice

Exploration Radio:

#52 – Dealing For Decades WithFrancois Robert And Rob Krcmarov In early 2002, Barrick Gold decides to merge with another company, Homestake Mining, to create one of the largest Gold companies in the world. A young French Canadian geologist (do not hold that against him) working for Barrick in Nevada is asked to pack his

Update on the Competent Person Issue in the Current JORC Code Review

As part of the current JORC Code review, JORC has formed several working groups comprised of JORC members and selected contributors from industry. The working group topics include; Competent Person, Reasonable Prospects for Eventual Economic Extraction, ESG reporting, , Guidance, Reconciliation, Use of JORC for non-ASX reporting, and Risk. The Competent Person issue is unique

The Ethics Column: Balanced Reporting in Compliance with JORC

AIG’s Code of Ethics requires all members to adhere to the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (the JORC Code), which sets out minimum standards for public reporting of this information. The JORC Code stipulates “Public Reports of Exploration Results must contain sufficient information to allow a considered and balanced

Two new Exploration Radio episodes

Ideas that Must Parts 2 and 3, Episodes 40 and 41 Ideas That Must (Part 2) : LISTEN NOW Ideas That Must (Part 3) : LISTEN NOW At the end of all of our interviews, Steve and I always ask our guests two questions: what is something they think that needs to live and what

JORC Code Consultation Survey Results

A summary of the results of the 2021 JORC Code stakeholder consultation survey has been released. The results include an outline of the demographics of respondents as well as the major areas of concern around the content and application of the Code revealed by the survey. The report can be obtained here; http://www.jorc.org/docs/jorc-summary-paper-of-key-issues-and-work-plan.pdf Additionally, there

JORC Code Review

Members will be aware that a review of the JORC Code is in progress. The JORC Committee are currently reviewing and assimilating information provided by a stakeholder consultation survey that formed the initial phase of the review. The AIG Complaints Committee, in parallel with the review of the Code, has commenced a review of compliance

CoalLog standard updated

Version 3.0 of the CoalLog standard has recently been released. CoalLog has been developed with financial assistance from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) by a number of committees with representatives from most major mining, consulting and software companies in the Australian coal industry. It was first released in February 2012 and the current

AIG launches its Mentoring Programs for 2021

AIG’s Mentoring Programs began in 2015 as an initiative of the National Graduate Committee to connect undergraduate students, MSc/PhD Candidates and early and career geoscientists with experienced geoscience professionals to seek practical advice, direction and feedback on their future careers.  In 2020 the AIG opened up the program to all members (with a good response)

Present at IMGC 2022

Just over one month remains to submit your abstract for the International Mining Geology Conference 2022. Showcasing industry best practice, the conference will focus on maximising orebody value and driving productivity in mining geology. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore new techniques and emerging technologies providing new solutions to operations. The conference is calling

JORC Committee Vacancy: Expressions of Interest Sought

Do you have a passion for best practice in public reporting of exploration results, mineral resources and ore reserves?  Expressions of interest are sought from Fellows and Members for a vacancy on the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC). AIG has four representatives on the JORC Committee, responsible for representing the interests of AIG’s membership and,