AMC Consultants’ Peter Stoker and Edward Gleeson supported the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) by presenting at the 64th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) in Baguio City, 21 – 24 November,2017.
On 21 November, The AusIMM and PMEA organized a joint workshop entitled “The PMRC and JORC Codes – Examples of Good Reporting Practice”. Peter Stoker HonFAusIMM(CP), Principal Geologist of AMC Consultants, and Henry Salvado, Independent consultant and member of the Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP-CP) covered the topic of resources. The worksop was well received and attended by more than 50 delegates.
Peter discussed the 2012 JORC Code, focusing on the major differences between the 2004 and 2012 JORC, the compatibility of JORC 2012 with the 2013 CRIRSCO template, the wide acceptance of the 2012 JORC Code, and the relationship between the JORC Code and the regulatory environment in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He also covered the appropriate membership and relevant experience requirements for accreditation as JORC Competent Person, as well as ethical requirements, and examples of complaints and discipline.
The workshop ended with a discussion around reporting under the 2012 JORC Code, including good practice in estimating and reporting based on examples from the AusIMM Monograph 30 Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Estimation – the AusIMM Guide to Good Practice.
On 23 November, Edward Gleeson, AMC Consultants (member AusIMM), presented a paper on “Understanding the VALMIN Code” at the main conference. In it, he introduced the Code and expounded on the principles, mandatory requirements, and recommendations for the preparation of public reports on any technical assessment or valuation of mineral assets that AusIMM members and others should be familiar with as mining valuation practitioners.
The 64th ANMSEC culminated with the Annual Awards Night on the 24 November, where this year’s recipients of the Presidential Mineral Industry Environment Award were recognized.