News that trading in ASX listed Volt Resources shares was halted hours after the company released an announcement pertaining to its Namangale graphite project feasibility study in Tanzania sent ripples through the junior mining community earlier this month. But how do listed companies avoid making the same mistake? CSA Global‘s Andrew Scogings and Ivy Chen outline how to understand the JORC Code.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dr Andrew Scogings
Dr Scogings is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in industrial minerals exploration, product development and sales management. Andrew has published papers on reporting requirements of the JORC Code 2012, with specific reference to Table 1 and Clauses 18 and 19 (industrial mineral Exploration Results) and Clause 49 (industrial mineral specifications). He has published numerous articles on industrial minerals in Industrial Minerals Magazine, SEG Mining News, AIG News and AIG Journal amongst others; addressing aspects of QA/QC, bulk density methods and petrography for industrial minerals exploration. 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). He has co-authored several papers on lithium pegmatites including: Reporting Exploration Results and Mineral Resources for lithium mineralised pegmatites published during 2016 in the AIG Journal. Andrew is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (RP Geo. Industrial Minerals) with the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
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.
PUBLISHED BY INDUSTRIAL MINERALS MAGAZINE