• November 14, 2016

Reporting Exploration Results and Mineral Resources for lithium mineralised pegmatites

Published on November 14th, 2016

CSA Global congratulates Principal Geologist, Dr Andrew Scogings, Exploration and Evaluation Manager, Graham Jeffress and Senior Geologist, Ralph Porter on their recently published paper “Reporting Exploration Results and Mineral Resources for lithium mineralised pegmatites” by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists in the latest November 2016 AIG Journal.


Growing demand for rechargeable batteries has led to industrial minerals such as graphite and lithium becoming the focus of attention for exploration and mining companies. Consequently, the race has been on to report exploration targets and Mineral Resources.

The requirements for publicly reporting the outcomes of Australian company activities remain underpinned by the requirements of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (‘the JORC Code’) and the listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

As with all other commodities, public reports about lithium exploration targets, exploration results and Mineral Resources require the input of suitably experienced Competent Persons presenting material information in a transparent way.

This paper examines lithium production markets and prices, reporting of exploration results, special considerations that should be applied to the reporting of pegmatite Mineral Resources and issues around Competence for the public reporting of lithium exploration results and resources.

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OCTOBER 19, 2016

Dr Andrew Scogings-Principal Geologist

Dr Andrew Scogings
Principal Geologist

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.

Graham Jeffress - Exploration & Evaluation Manager

Graham Jeffress
Exploration & Evaluation Manager

A geologist with over 25 years’ experience in exploration and management in Australia, PNG and Indonesia, Graham’s specialist exploration and evaluation expertise is one of the driving forces behind CSA Global’s reputation for excellence in its exploration services team. Graham is responsible for a vast pool of high calibre exploration geologists in Australia and internationally. Based in Perth head office, Graham coordinates large and small teams to work with our clients throughout Africa, Asia, Russia Europe and the Middle East. He works collaboratively with CSA Global’s international offices to ensure we get the right skill set for each role, which can be anything from initial targeting early stage exploration programs through to full management of large resource development projects.

Ralph Porter - Principal Geologist

Ralph Porter
Senior Geologist

Ralph has over (35) years’ of mineral exploration experience. He is highly experienced in target generation, project evaluation and exploration program implementation for gold, base metals, nickel and PGM’s. He has a strong understanding of many deposit styles with particular strength in orogenic gold, epithermal gold and porphyry copper-gold systems. He is credited with the discovery of the Pajingo epithermal gold deposits, North Queensland, Australia and was involved in the early exploration and discovery phases of Thunder Bay North PGM-Ni-Cu deposit, Ontario, Canada.

Published in the AIG JOURNAL Applied Geoscientific Research and Practice in Australia Published by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists  ISSN 1443-1017 | October 2016

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