CSA Global recently had the pleasure of hosting students undertaking post graduate studies in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines (United Kingdom) at their head office in Perth, Western Australia.
The students are visiting the state as part of a 14-day planned trip meeting with local international and exploration mining consultancies and governmental departments.
The Camborne School of Mines is a world-class combined mining school and geoscience department, rich in history and culture for over 125 years providing academic education and professional training in geoscience and mining.
CSA Global Principal Mining Geologist, Gerry Fahey and Manager of Mining, Karl van Olden spoke to the students on International Reporting Codes on Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves and detailed the importance of how The JORC, NI43-101 and other international codes work, and outlined the fundamental principles and features of the JORC Code.
Gerry added: “This is my second time to present to the Camborne School of Mines and once again it was enjoyable to engage and hold lively discussions with the students who come from various countries and disciplines.”
The students were later exposed to the responsibilities and competencies of a Competent Person responsible for the estimation of Ore Reserves.
Karl demonstrated the technical and economic factors surrounding mining method selection, recovery methods and the relationship between income and expenditure of mines.
He stated: “The Camborne students were very engaged in seeking an understanding of the international guidelines for reporting Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves and specifically in how these are applied in practice. We believe that we have provided them with some useful insights to apply as they progress in their careers as mining professionals.”
The trip will include visits to the historical town of Bridgetown; known for its mining industry, as well as its strong affiliation with lithium production.
Professor Kip Jeffrey – Head of Camborne School of Mines and Professor John Cogan are currently leading the trip.