• July 4, 2017

Reporting industrial mineral Exploration Results according to the JORC Code

Published on July 4th, 2017

CSA Global congratulates Principal Geologist, Dr Andrew Scogings, Corporate Manager, Graham Jeffress and Principal Consultant, Ivy Chen on their recently published paper “Reporting industrial mineral Exploration Results according to the JORC Code” by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists in the latest June 2017 edition of AIG News.

Their paper examines the reporting of industrial mineral exploration results in general, with an emphasis on considerations that should be applied to the reporting of flake graphite results.

Industrial minerals such as graphite are minerals and rocks mined and processed mainly for the value of their physical properties. They are commonly classified according to a diverse range of specifications, including chemical purity, mineralogy, particle size distribution, and density.

The requirements for publicly reporting the outcomes of exploration activities remain underpinned by the requirements of the JORC Code and the listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange.


Dr Andrew Scogings, Principal Consultant

Dr Andrew Scogings
Principal Consultant

Andrew is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in industrial minerals exploration, product development and sales management.  Andrew has published several papers on the requirements of the JORC Code 2012, with specific reference to Clause 49. He is a regular contributor to Industrial Minerals Magazine and has written articles about QA/QC, bulk density methods and petrography for industrial minerals exploration, in addition to co-authoring several papers that ranked global graphite exploration projects.  He was recently senior author of two significant reviews: Natural Graphite Report – strategic outlook to 2020 and Drilling grade barite – Supply, Demand & Markets published in 2015 by Industrial Minerals Research (UK).  Andrew is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (RP Geo. Industrial Minerals) with the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Ivy Chen, Principal Consultant

Ivy Chen
Principal Consultant

Ivy is a corporate governance specialist with more than 28 years’ experience in mining and resource estimation. She served as the national geology and mining adviser for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 2009–2015 and is currently Principal Consultant at CSA Global. Ivy’s experience in the mining industry in Australia and China, as an operations and consulting geologist includes open pit and underground mines for gold, manganese and chromite. As a consulting geologist she has conducted mineral project evaluation, strategy development and implementation, through to senior corporate management roles.  Ivy joined the VALMIN committee in 2015.

Graham Jeffress, Manager – Corporate

Graham Jeffress
Manager – Corporate

Graham is a geologist with more than 28 years’ experience in exploration and management in Australia, PNG and Indonesia. His broad experience across the mining sector underpins CSA Global’s specialist technical corporate services. He is responsible for a coordinating a vast pool of high calibre specialists in Australia and internationally. His role on the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) ensures he is very well informed in key regulatory matters. Graham manages small and large projects with our clients throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australasia. He works collaboratively with our international offices to ensure we get the right skill set for each role, which can be anything from initial high-level fatal flaw checks through comprehensive due diligence to independent technical reporting and valuation of large multiple project mining operations.

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JUNE 2017

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