In the News

Mining Weekly's Mining Personality - Frank Gregory

Mining Weekly Online Video Interview - "Worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be nipped in bud"

Mining Weekly's coverage of Gavin Andrew's presentation - "Substandard geological work could lead to loss of project value"



Securing the value of your Exploration and Geological Work; foundation of your Resource Estimates and Feasibility Studies

"Dejargonising" the mining industry

The Re-Discovery and Re-Exploration for Bauxite and Rutile, Republic of Cameroon 

Useful Institutional and regulatory Links

South Africa

The Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA):

The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM):

The South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SANCASP):

The South African Mineral Codes (SAMREC & SAMVAL Codes):

The "South African guide to the systematic evaluation of coal resources and coal reserves" can be purchased through the following website:


The Australian Institute of Geoscientists:

The Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM, The Minerals Institute):

The Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC; JORC Code):

The Valmin Code:


The "Australian Guidelines for Estimating and Reporting of Inventory Coal, Coal Resources and Coal Reserves" can be accessed through the following link:


Geoscientists Canada

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)

NI 43-101, Companion Policy 43-101CP and Form 43-101F1 can be downloaded from the CIM website:,181&menu=229

CIMVal Standards and Guidelines are also available on the CIM website:,182&menu=230

The CIM website further includes a number of best practice guidelines:


The Geological Society of America:

American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG):

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME):

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME):

The "SME Guide for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Reserves" can be downloaded from the SME website:


The Geological Society:

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining:

Pan European Reserves and Resources Reporting Committee (PERC; PERC Code):


The Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO):

The reporting standards of Chile, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia and Kazakhstan can be accessed through the JORC website: