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23 Feb SAMREC Code The South African Mineral Code. The South African Code for the Reporting of. Exploration Results, Mineral Resurces. The SAMREC Code is a guideline that stipulates the minimum standards for the reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Reserves;. Concurrently with the evolution of the SAMREC Code, the Committee for Mineral. Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO), initially a committee.

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Views Read Edit View history. Introduction of metal equivalents. Mine surveyors assist with, and are an integral part of, the estimation samref Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves.

They are, naturally, supported by a number of other professionals such as economists, metallurgists, engineers geotechnical, ventilation, civil, mechanical, electrical etc. These have been included as a separate section in the SAMREC Code to provide better coce and communication to the various stakeholders and interested and affected persons or parties.

The Codes are cove into Section 12 of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange JSE Listings Ruleswhich detail “the criteria for the listing of, and the additional disclosure requirements for Mineral Companies and, in certain circumstances, substantial mineral assets of non-Mineral Companies” [1] in South Africa.

Other terms, such items as review, Competent Person’s Report, and audit have been added to the glossary of terms. Surveyor The mine surveyor is one of the key contributors to the mining industry. Role of the Competent Person The designated Competent Person must be sure that they understand fully the meaning of the Competent Person designation and the responsibilities that go with it.

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The revised Table I is now in a ‘landscape’ format with each section numbered with Arabic numerals. There is a continuous demand for various mineral and metal commodities that necessitates finding new deposits, as well as developing more efficient, safer, and cheaper ways of mining and processing minerals.

Definition of SAMREC Code

According to SSC standards, CPs are required to have at least five years of experience relevant to the style of mineralisation, the type of deposit and the activity that is being undertaken. Cdoe is appropriate, as the minimum requirement for the declaration of a Mineral Reserve is a Pre-Feasibility level study. It must be emphasized that a Scoping Study is not sufficient grounds to allow for the declaration of a Samtec Reserve.

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Introduction of metal equivalents Metal equivalents are a contentious issue. To mitigate the risks and obtain support financial, political, social etc. Specifically, the standards and guidelines are applicable to public wamrec compiled on behalf of South African Minerals and Petroleum companies for the benefit of investors. Proved Reserves are derived from Measured Resources and imply a high degree samdec confidence in the Modifying Factors, whereas Probable Reserves are derived from Indicated Resources and imply a lower degree of confidence in the Modifying Factors.

It must be noted that these are generally recognized definitions and not mandatory. Additional information was sourced from the other international reporting codes and, where appropriate, the sub-sections of the original Table I reworded.

The amount of effort that cde be required in complying with the revised Code must not be underestimated. Unlike many other industries, mining is based on depleting assets, the knowledge of which is imperfect prior to the commencement of extraction.

Geologist Geologists samre a range of important skills to the estimation of Mineral Resources, notably the discipline and rigor of science. To this end, various points have been added to Table 1 to provide more detail to stakeholders, investors, and advisers, and which are aimed at improving the communication of results and engendering trust and confidence in the industry.

Canadian National Instrument NI is often considered a superior form of reporting due to its structure. International aspects of Resource and Reserve Standards. Clause 18 of the SAMREC Code has been updated with the intention that Exploration Results must not be ‘presented in a way that unreasonably implies the discovery of potentially economic mineralisation’ codde should include relevant data and information relating to the mineral property both positive and negative.

The mine surveyor is one of the aamrec contributors to the mining industry. Services on Demand Article. The Codes Forum, Sydney. Retrieved 6 April This is without a doubt best practice and assists the Competent Person in fully appreciating the technical complexities of the assignment.

Acknowledgments This paper could not have been written without the contributions made by the many friends and fellow professionals who have contributed to the writing and revision of the Coed Code over the last 15 years. Being a Competent Person is not only about the professional training a person has received, nor simply a matter of being in a supervisory role and certainly not just a matter of being designated – it means the cide takes responsibility for their part of the Public Report.


Creamer Media’s Engineering News. Rupprecht highlights the concern that self-regulation is still difficult to enforce. Mining in South Africa Stock exchanges in Africa. The interpretation of the raw data, the geological interpretation, engineering design, infrastructure requirements, and governmental, social, and environmental ssmrec are all required to be based on the contribution of specialists and signed off by a Competent Person.

The key professions in Public Reporting and declarations in terms of the Code are geology, surveying, and mining engineering. The reporting of Exploration Results has occasionally been misused or abused as some Competent Persons have tended to be selective in their reporting.

By using this site, samrecc agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, the SAMREC Code now includes a suggested table of contents to assist the Competent Person in providing a readable document and improve communication of the technical aspects.

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However, the hope is that the industry will see improved communication and the vode progression of projects and mines as a result of these changes. Geologists bring a range of important skills to the estimation of Mineral Resources, notably the discipline and rigor of science.

Glossary of terms and updating of definitions. This is a synonym for a Scoping Study.

Introduction of a section on industrial minerals. The responsibility of deeming oneself as a Competent Person lies with the individual as the ‘Competent Person must be clearly satisfied in their own mind that they are able to face their peers and demonstrate competence in the commodity, type of deposit and situation under consideration’ SAMREC Code Clause The importance cove the reporting codes The mining industry is a vital contributor to national, regional, and international economies.

Part of the communication is provided by the declaration of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. A revision of the SAMREC Code was necessary because the mineral industry has advanced and has changed focus as the prevailing economic and political circumstances have changed. The way forward and the future. Public Reports require sign-off by a duly qualified, experienced and registered professional person, named a “Competent Person” or “Competent Valuator” or “Qualified Reserves Evaluator”.