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August 2017

On 24 and 25 August 2017, CRIRSCO sent a five-person delegation to Turkey to participate in a workshop on the development of a CRIRSCO International Reporting Template-compatible code for reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves in Turkey. The delegation consisted of Harry Parker (USA), Roger Dixon (RSA), Bat-erdene Dash (Mongolia), Saule Urazayeva (Kazakhstan), and Felipe Alves (Brazil).

The workshop and meetings were organized by Baris Yildirim, who has a PhD in geometallurgy from Queensland University. He successfully led a kick-off workshop in January 2017, and has been instrumental in establishing a roadmap for The National Resources and Reserves Reporting Committee of Turkey (UMREK) to meet the criteria contained in the Terms of Reference for joining CRIRSCO. He has also led the formulation of the UMREK reporting code, which is well-advanced.

UMREK is seeking to join CRIRSCO later in 2017. The workshop and meetings thereafter showed the broad support of the Turkish government, the stock exchange, banking community and the mining industry to establish a CRIRSCO Template-compliant reporting code as a step in broadening the Turkish Mining Industry, with a goal of growing the GDP represented by the mining sector from 2 to 10 percent by 2023.

CRIRSCO will continue to liaise with UMREK and is looking forward to being able to welcome Turkey as its first member from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Introduction to CRIRSCO
Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Action
An overview of the CRIRSCO International Reporting Template
The relationship between the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) Template 2013 and the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC for Resources)
Kazakhstan Experience in introduction of the CRIRSCO standards
Mongolian experience towards CRIRSCO membership
CBBR - Brazilian Experience

Workshop in Ankara on 24th of August. Baris Yildirim, Harry Parker and Roger Dixon presenting CRIRSCO speaking to 100 Turkish geologists and engineers

Left to Right - Mehmet GUZELOGLU, Advisor of Deputy Undersecretary; Gokhan KUTLUBAY, Umrek Coordinator; Ahmet Onur GUNGOR, Working in Umrek Coordinatorship; Mucella ERSOY, Represantative of TKI (Turkish Coal); Dr. Baris Gazanfer YILDIRIM, Consultant; Harry PARKER, Past Chairman CRIRSCO and CRIRSCO member from USA; Muhittin ASLAN, Head of Department in Mining Affairs; Felipe ALVES, Chairman, Brazilian Commission on Resources and Reserves; Roger DIXON, Chairman of SAMREC, South Africa; Saule URAZAYEVA, Head, KAZRC Association, Kazakhstan; Dash BAT-ERDENE, CRIRSCO member from Mongolia; Ugur YAYGIRLI, Representative of Capital Market of Turkey



August 2017

CRIRSCO 2017 Annual Meeting

CRIRSCO will be holding its Annual Meeting in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, from Sunday 28 October until Tuesday 30 October, hosted by KCMI (the Committee responsible for Indonesia’s Reporting Code for minerals and MGEI (the Indonesian Society of Economic Geologists).

The sessions on Sunday and Monday will be private, but on Tuesday morning, discussions will be held with parties interested in joining CRIRSCO. On Tuesday afternoon, there will be an open session for all, where CRIRSCO representatives will make presentations on CRIRCO’s activities and Indonesian speakers will discuss their progress to membership and matters of interest in the Indonesian mining industry.

The meeting will be held in the Hotel Tentrem, Jogjakarta.



June 2017

Mr Roger Dixon, CRIRSCO representative on the Expert Group on Reserve Classification of UNECE, attended an International Conference in Moscow, organized by GKZ. The theme of the Conference was "Issues of expert evaluation of mineral reserves in the light of cooperation with international classifications".



April 2017

Presentations at the 8th Session of EGRC, Geneva, April 27, 2017, by Roger Dixon, CRIRSCO representative

Application of UNFC 2009 – CRIRSCO update.
Mineralisation beyond Inferred Resources.



March 2017

The MRC Code Mongolian Resource Classification for public reporting and its interrelationship with UNFC-2009

August 2016. Presentation made by Oyungerel Bayanjargul, MPIGM representative on CRIRSCO, at the Interregional Workshop on Uranium, Coal Oil and Gas Classification:Towards a better understanding of energetic basins and application of UNFC-2009, which was held in Ulan Bataar on August 16 to 19, 2016.



February 2017

A Press Release was issued following the EFG/UNECE Conference in Brussels on 9 and 10 February. It was attended by Roger Dixon, SAMREC representative on CRIRSCO, who made a presentation on behalf of CRIRSCO.

Natural Resources Classification Systems

Mineralisation Beyond Inferred Resources



January 2017

Turkey has established UMREK, the National Mining Reserve and Resource Reporting Committee. On 26 and 27 January, 2017, a Workshop was held in Ankara to launch UMREK and CRIRSCO was represented by Dr Harry Parker (SME) and Mr Mark Howson (PERC). The presentations may be found under Events. CRIRSCO will be providing assistance to UMREK as it develops the necessary Code and other criteria for compliance.



November 2016

Presentations at the Open Sessions of the Annual Meeting

Monday 7th

The Role of CRIRSCO
Membership of CRIRSCO
The CRIRSCO International Reporting Template and the Role of the Competent Person
The relationship between the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) Template 2013 and the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC 2009)
Development of deep sea mineral resources in the Area
Evolution of Evidence of Mineral Contents Rules-2015 Vis A Vis UNFC & CRIRSCO
Stages of Exploration & Reserve/ Resource Estimation in Geological Survey of India
Application of CRIRSCO Template for Reporting of Manganese Nodule Deposits
Current Indian Evaluation System with Relation to Auctioning Process, New Regulation and Role of MECL
Resource Evaluation – Requirement of Standard Reporting System in view of Acquisition of New Property
Reporting standards and their importance for investment evaluation
Perspective on Indian Mineral Resource Management System
India's progress towards CRIRSCO membership
Challenges in Developing Mineral Reserves in the Indian Mining Industry|
Implementation of QAQC Practices in Exploration : A Case Study of Sukinda Chromite Deposit
Progress of Mineral Resource Evaluation system at Hindustan Zinc Ltd – A journey towards JORC
Mineral Sands Deposits: their complexity and need for International reporting standards – Indian scenario

Tuesday 8th

Australasia Update JORC – Open Session
CBRR - Brazilian Commission for Resources & Reserves
Update by National Reporting Organizations - Canada
Chile CM Update
PERC Update
Kazakhstan Association for Public Reporting of Exploration results, Mineral resources and Mineral reserves. Status and way forward
MPIGM Report 2016
USA Update
India's progress towards CRIRSCO membership
The Progress of Reserve Management System of China Mining Capital Market
KCMI Update
PMRC Update
Update by National Reporting Organisation on Major Issues in Russia
SAMREC Update
Investors Expectations from Consultants
Transition to International Reporting Standards in India: Change Management Requirements for the Stakeholders
The Existing Resource and Reserve Reporting Guideline in India – Why We Need to Introspect?



November 2016

Open Sessions of CRIRSCO Annual Meeting

Report on the Open Sessions of CRIRSCO Annual Meeting in Jaipur, India, on 7 and 8th November, 2016.



October 2016

October

Presentation by Roger Dixon at the Accessing and Developing Southern Africa's Mining Wealth Conference in Maputo, Mozambique, on October 25, 2016. The tile was "The Development of the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) and the International Reporting Template".



CRIRSCO Representatives

The Chairperson of CRIRSCO recently announced that Mr Edmundo Tulcanaza, a Past Chairperson of CRIRSCO and a long standing member of the Committee, has been appointed CRIRSCO's representative in Latin America. In this role, he will assist countries from this region who wish to join CRIRSCO to meet the qualifying conditions.

Previously, similar appointments have been made for China (Zhu Yang Yang) and India (Dr Abani Samal and Dr P V Rao).

All four will attend the Annual Meeting in Jaipur, India, in November.



CRIRSCO Annual Meeting

CRIRSCO will be holding its Annual Meeting in Jaipur, Rajasthan State, India, from Monday 7 November until Thursday 10 November. It will be hosted by the Mining Engineers’ Association of India (MEAI).

On Monday and Tuesday, the sessions are open to interested parties to attend.  These will be held in the Mining Welfare Centre of the MEAI Rajasthan –Jaipur Chapter, which is located Off Shipra Path, Mansarovar, Jaipur – 302020.  The starting time is 9 am.

CRIRSCO is very grateful for the assistance provided by the MEAI, under its President, Mr T. Victor, and his Organising Committee.



August 2016

Presentations made by Roger Dixon, SAMREC representative on CRIRSCO, at the 35th IGC in South Africa

Development of CRIRSCO

UNFC 2009 CRIRSCO Template

Presentations made by Ken Lomberg, SAMREC representative on CRIRSCO, at the 35th IGC in South Africa

The Importance of the International Reporting Codes in the Mining Industry

The International Mineral Reporting Codes – The importance of the Competent Person



CRIRSCO Executive for 2016/7

The positions on the Executive of CRIRSCO have changed, commencing July 1, 2016.

Chairperson:  Ian Goddard (JORC)
Deputy Chairperson: Neil Wells (PERC)
Past Chairperson: Harry Parker (SME)
Secretary: Ken Lomberg (SAMREC)
Deputy Secretary: Ian Douglas (SME).

The incoming Chairperson, Ian Goddard, paid tribute to Harry Parker for the magnificent achievements during his term, with all of them so dependent on his personal effort.    Two new members of CRIRSCO were admitted during the past twelve months, Brazil and Kazakhstan, bringing the total to 10.  An MOU has been signed and worked on with India and assistance has been given to China in its consideration of joining.  A discussion paper has been issued by the SEC, seeking comments on the Modernization of Property Disclosures for Mining Registrants, which would make it more aligned with CRIRSCO standards.

It was also appropriate to acknowledge the sterling contribution to CRIRSCO from Edmundo Tulcanaza, who has stepped down as Past Chairperson. His involvement stretches back to 2002, when Chile was an observer.



June 2016

Presentation at the Astana Mining and Metallurgy Congress, 15 June, 2016.

Dr Harry Parker, Chairperson of CRIRSCO. The global nature of the mining industry and the role of international reporting standards to attract investment.

Presentations at the Workshop on KAZRC standards introduction to increase investment attractiveness of mining sector of Kazakhstan, 16 June, 2016.

Roger Dixon. The activities of CRIRSCO to compile and distribute best practices of reporting on Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves.

Harry Parker. The Competent Persons report as  a means to convey relevant information to the investment community.

Ian Goddard. The principles of and requirements for public reporting of mining companies by securities regulators with the Australian example of JORC, ASIC and ASX.

Roger Dixon on behalf of E. Bailey. The role of professional organisations in the development and implementation of public reporting standards in the PERC example.

Bat-Erdene Dash. Experience of Mongolia to develop and implement CRIRSCO standards.



June 2016

CRIRSCO Chairperson, Dr Harry Parker, congratulates the Minister for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr Asset Issekeshev, on Kazakhstan’s joining of CRIRSCO. They are surrounded by representatives of CRIRSCO, the Ministry, KAZRCA and PONEN.



June 2016

CRIRSCO welcomes Kazakhstan as 10th member.



May 2016

Presentation by Roger Dixon on Mineralisation Beyond Inferred at the SAMREC/SAMVAL Companion Volume Conference may be found here.

Article by Deborah McCombe on CRIRSCO activities in the May volume of the CIM Magazine may be found here.



November 2015

Summary of the Open Sessions at the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting.



December 1, 2015 Workshop with CBRR

The presentations from the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting in Brasilia, which were open to the public, can be found here.

Opening Remarks
Brazilian Comission for Resources & Reserves
The Aim of CRIRSCO
Brazilian Companies Funding Challenge
The Environment for IPOs in Brazil
Resources and Reserves Stanards for Debt and Equirt Funding
Resources and Reserves Standards Perspectives for Debt and Equity Funding
Leveraging Reserves and Resources Statements with Investments
Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Management
Application of Competent Persons and the CRIRSCO Family of Codes
Technical Guidelines CBRR
The Importance of a QP on Investment Selection in the Mining Sector



November 30, 2015

The presentations from the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting in Brasilia, which were open to the public, can be found here.

Morning Session

Welcome Remarks
The Role of CRIRSCO and Strategic Partnership with ICMM
The CRIRSCO Template
Membership of CRIRSCO

Afternoon Session

Australasia JORC Update
Canada CIM Update
Chile CM Update
Europe PERC Update
Mongolia MPIGM Update
Russia NAEN Update
South Africa SAMREC Update
USA SME Update
Mongolian Experience to Membership of CRIRSCO
Development of Kazakhstani Mineral Resources Sector
China Update
India Update
Argentina Update
UNFC Update
IASB and ISA Update
Sustainability and Social Acceptance



November 2015

ICMM renews its Strategic Relationship with CRIRSCO.



PRESS RELEASE

CRIRSCO welcomes Brazil as ninth member at Annual Meeting in Brasilia.



November 2015. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CRIRSCO and the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MID).

On 3 November, an MOU between CRIRSCO and the MID was signed by the Chairperson of CRIRSCO, Dr Harry Parker, and the Minister of Investments and Development, Mr Issekeshev. The MoU commits the two parties to the development of a CRIRSCO aligned Mineral Resource and Reserve reporting code for Kazakhstan. The MOU was one of many signed at a UK Trade and Investment event held in London on Tuesday Nov 3. The session was addressed by David Cameron the Prime Minister of The UK and the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr Nursultan Nazarbay. The event was held in the Locarno Room in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The MOU can be seen on this link.



November 2015 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CRIRSCO and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).

On 2 November, an MOU between CRIRSCO and the ICMM was signed by the Chairperson of CRIRSCO, Dr Harry Parker, and the President of ICMM, Mr Tom Butler. This document describes the strategic partner relationship between the two entities for the years 2016-2018. CRIRSCO is grateful for ICMM's continuing support of its activities.



October 2015 ISA Guidelines for Contractors: Reporting Standards

CRIRSCO has cooperated with the International Seabed Authority to develop guidelines for the reporting of exploration results by contractors working under the control of the authority.  The Chairperson, Dr Harry Parker, and a previous Co-Chair, Pat Stephenson, played a major role in this work.

The Guidelines are based on the CRIRSCO Template.  They take effect for Contractors on January 1, 2016, and they will be applied to the annual reports required of the contractors.



October 2015

The Annual Meeting of CRIRSCO will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, from Monday 30 November until Thursday 3 December, 2015.  The venue is the hotel Comfort Suites Brasília and the sessions on Monday and Tuesday are open to interested parties.  At the meeting, CRIRSCO will consider the application of the Brazilian Commission for Resources & Reserves to join the international body.



2014 Invitation to Turkey

A letter in the Turkish language was sent to authorities in Turkey inviting them to seek to join CRIRSCO. A copy of the Terms of Reference document in Turkish was sent as well.



August 2015

Ian Goddard, a representative of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC), Australasia, has been elected Deputy Chairperson of CRIRSCO for one year from 1 July, 2015.  His role of Secretary has been filled by Ian Douglas, a representative of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc (SME) of the USA, who has also been elected for one year from 1 July, 2015.



July 2015

Dr Harry Parker, a representative of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc (SME) of the USA, has been elected to the position of Chairperson of CRIRSCO for one year from 1 July, 2015. He succeeds Edmundo Tulcanaza (CM, Chile), who becomes Past Chairperson. Harry congratulated Edmundo for his contribution as Chairperson, especially in his efforts to encourage other Latin American countries to develop compliant reporting codes and join CRIRSCO.

Dr Parker is a world renowned expert in the fields of geology, geostatistics and the reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. His consultancy advice is sought throughout the world and he has membership of many international professional societies.



May 2015

Presentations made by Roger Dixon, CRIRSCO representative at the Annual Meeting of the EGRC (Expert Group on Resource Classification) of the UNECE, held in Geneva in April 2015.



May 2015

A memorandum of Understanding was signed between CRIRSCO and the Brazilian organisations ABPM (Brazilian Association of Mineral Exploration Companies) and ADIMB (Agency for Technological Development of the Brazilian Mineral Industry) in Sao Paulo on 5 May, 2015. The Deputy Chairperson of CRIRSCO, Dr Harry Parker, signed on behalf of CRIRSCO, following preparatory work done by the Chairperson, Edmundo Tulcanaza.

The objective is to form a working group to help Brazil to develop a CRIRSCO-compliant Code for the reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and meet other requirements for Brazil to join CRIRSCO.

View the memorandum here.

Photo of attendees
Photo of those who attended the meeting to agree on the MOU. Dr Harry Parker is fifth from the left.



March 2015

Presentation made by Mr Roger Dixon, SAMREC's representative on CRIRSCO, at the 51st Annual International Conference and Exhibitions organised by the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society. The presentation was given on 17 March at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Powerpoint slides from the presentation can be viewed by clicking here.



February 2015 Mongolian Geologists 75th Anniversary Dinner

CRIRSCO Representatives attended the 75th Anniversary Dinner of the Mongolian Geologists in Ulaan Bataar on 17 October. Dr Harry Parker was awarded a prestigious award at the Dinner. A summary of the event may be found here.



November 2014 Establishing Europe‐wide minerals reporting standards

The Past President of CRIRSCO, Ms Deborah McCombe, spoke at the recent a recent conference - “MIN WIN‐WIN: Establishing Europe‐wide minerals reporting standards – the key to reducing risk and increasing opportunity” held on 20 and 21 November, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium. CRIRSCO supported the conference, as did PERC, one of its member National reporting Organisations.

The presentations are now available on the EFG website.
A Press release on the event is available here.



November 2014 Evolution of Mineral Resource Classification from 1980 to 2014 and Current Best Practice

In October at the FINEX Conference in London Dr Harry Parker, Deputy Chairperson and SME representative on CRIRSCO, and Christina E Dohm presented the Julius Wernher gave a lecture on “Evolution of Mineral Resource Classification from 1980 to 2014 and Current Best Practice”.

Slides from the presentation can be viewed here.



November 2014 China Mining 2014, Tianjin

CRIRSCO Representatives attended China Mining 2014 in Tianjin on 21 October. They met first with officials from the Ministry of Lands and Resources (MOLAR) and the China Mining Association (CMA) and then attended a session devoted to CRIRSCO-related activities. A summary of those events may be accessed here.

CRIRSCO representatives made a number of presentations at a session of China Mining 2014 in Tianjin on 21 October. The launch of the official Chinese translation of the JORC Code 2012 was made at this time. Slides from the presentations may be viewed below:



November 2014 Modifying Factors Workshop

A summary of the Workshop on Modifying Factors, organised by MPIGM, on 18 October may be found here.

Slides from the presentations made during the Workshop on Modifying Factors are availiable below:



November 2014 CRIRSCO Annual Meeting 2014

A summary of the proceedings of the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting on Tuesday 14 October 2014 during the sessions open to the public may be found here.

The slides from presentations made during the sessions open to the public are available below:



November 2014 Presentation by Roger Dixon SAMREC

Presentation by Roger Dixon, SAMREC representative on CRIRSCO, at a Workshop on the “Application of United Nations Framework Classification-2009 (UNFC-2009) for Uranium Resources” , held on November 10th 2014 in Sandton in South Africa. The organisers were the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the South African Council for Geoscience.

“An overview of the CRIRSCO International Reporting Template and its relationship with UNFC 2009” slides from the presentation can be viewed here.



November 2014 The Mongolian MRC Code 2014

Mongolian Code for the Public Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (The MRC Code) 2014 is compliant with the CRIRSCO International Reporting Template.

Click here to see an English version of the MRC Code.



October 2014 Chinese translation of the JORC Code (2012 Edition)

There is considerable interest in Resource and Reserve estimation and reporting best practice in China. JORC and CRIRSCO have been engaging with Chinese officials, companies and minerals professionals to support the development of market related resource and reserve reporting practices. It is hoped that China might join CRIRSCO in the future.

As part of the growing interest in these issues, an official Chinese translation of the JORC Code has been developed and is now available. The translation was launched at the China Mining Conference in Tianjin in October 2014.

Please note that in all cases the English-language version of the JORC Code (2012 Edition) takes precedence in the case of any question over interpretation and intent in applying an international translation of the JORC Code. For more information and to access the Chinese translation of the JORC Code (2012 Edition), please go to: http://www.jorc.org/library.asp



17/10/2014 Mongolia becomes member of CRIRSCO

At its Annual meeting in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, CRIRSCO welcomed Mongolia as its eighth member and first member in Asia.

More information



5/9/2014 CRIRSCO Annual Meeting

The 2014 Meeting of CRIRSCO will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from Tuesday 14 October until Thursday 16 October, 2014. The first session on Tuesday 14 October will be open to the public and interested parties are welcome to attend.

Following this Meeting, the CRIRSCO representatives will travel to China to meet Mining Industry officials and to attend a session of China Mining, where presentations on CRIRSCO will be made.

Both countries are interested in developing compatible Reporting Codes and Professional Societies, so that they may be accepted to join the CRIRSCO organisation.



5/9/2014 International Seabed Authority

At its Meeting on 15 July, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) approved CRIRSCO’s application to be admitted to Observer status with the authority. CRIRSCO looks forward to working with ISA to develop classification systems appropriate for marine mining of mineral deposits.



2/4/2014 Presentation by Roger Dixon, CRIRSCO representative

"Standard Definitions, International Reporting Template, July 2006 to November 2013", presented at the Fifth Session of the Expert Group on Resource Classification (EGRC) 29 April to 2 May.

Please click here to download presentation



2/4/2014 Presentation by Stephen Henley, PERC representative on CRIRSCO at the UNFC meeting Geneva, April 2014

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12/12/2013 CRIRSCO Annual Meeting Second Open Session.

The slides used in the presentations at the Second Open Session of the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting on Thursday 21 November are listed below. They expanded on the developments in the National Reporting Organisations as reported on Wednesday, but also covered discussions with potential Members and Marine Mining.



12/12/2013 CRIRSCO Annual Meeting Open Session.

CRIRSCO held its Annual Meeting on Wednesday November 20, Thursday November 21 and Friday November 22 in Bogota, Colombia. The public was welcome to be present for the session on Wednesday and parts of Thursday and Friday. The slides used in the presentations on Wednesday 20 November are listed below.

1. Welcoming Session

2. Updates from National reporting Organisations

3. Other updates


27/11/13 MEDIA RELEASE: CRIRSCO conducts successful Annual Meeting in Bogota, Colombia

Opening Session

Opening Session of Annual Meeting. From left: Ing Fredy Wilman Rojas Cruz, OPME; Harry Parker, SME, CRIRSCO Deputy Chairperson; Edmundo Tulcanaza, Comision Minera, CRIRSCO Chairperson; Deborah McCombe, CIM, Past Chairperson; Ing Luis Alejandro Fonseca Paez, Dean of the Faculty of Mines at UPTC.

CRIRSCO representatives

Meeting attendees



28/11/2013 Updated CRIRSCO International Reporting Template November 2013

The CRIRSCO International Reporting Template was updated at the Annual Meeting in Bogota in November, 2013. The changes were few and all in the FOREWARD, with reference to the joining of Russia to CRIRSCO in 2011, the fact that the May 2013 version had introduced the new Standard Definitions and that this November 2013 version superseded all earlier versions.

Please click here to download the template



31/10/2013 Presentation by Mr Roger Dixon on CRIRSCO at the National Conference on Sustainable Mining in New Delhi

Mr Roger Dixon, South African Representative on CRIRSCO, spoke in New Delhi at the National Conference on Sustainable Mining and the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC)- Challenges and Opportunities in India. His presentation is entitled 'An overview of the CRIRSCO International Reporting Template and its relationship with UNFC 2009'.

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23/04/2013 Presentation by Mr Paul Bankes from CRIRSCO (CIM Canada) to the IAEA meeting in Geneva

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1/07/2013 Edmundo Tulcanaza elected Chairperson of CRIRSCO

Edmundo Tulcanaza, of the Comision Minera in Chile, has been elected to the position of Chairperson of CRIRSCO for two years from 1 July. He succeeds Deborah McCombe (CIM, Canada), who becomes Past Chairperson. Dr Harry Parker (SME, USA) has been elected Deputy Chair.

Edmundo, a Chilean mining engineer, was very grateful for the honour and said, "It was a day to thank, to commit, to honour CRIRSCO and all its members. To thank because this nomination is a great privilege not only for me but mainly for all the mining professionals in Latin America; to commit because CRIRSCO will continue improving transparency, materiality, and competencies in all our guidelines and standards as a way to provide countries, communities, investors and workers information with more confidence in our mineral resources and reserves; finally, to honour CRIRSCO because we have to follow the passion and devotion of our previous Chairpersons to keep CRIRSCO always looking after our mining industry and as a strategic partner of the ICMM. Because we always behave as a team I am sure I will have the help and assistance of all of you in my new endeavours."

He also acknowledged the work of Deborah McCombe, in enhancing our relationship with ICMM, formalising the entry of Russia to CRIRSCO and improving the way this voluntary Committee operates, and Roger Dixon for his continuing involvement with the UNECE. Edmundo has been very active in his liaison with Latin American countries, with a view to have more join the CRIRSCO family in the future.



21/06/2013 International Reporting Standards with particular reference to sampling techniques and data

Mr Roger Dixon, Past Chairperson of CRIRSCO, made a presentation at the Conference on Sampling and analysis: "Best-practice in African mining", organised by SAIMM and held at Misty Hills Conference centre on 4-6 June 2013.

The title was “International Reporting Standards with special reference to sampling techniques and data”.

Please click here to view the presentation



06/06/2013 Stephen Henley, Deputy Chairman of PERC and a PERC representative on CRIRSCO, recently made a presentation on CRIRSCO and UNCF at an EU meeting in Brussels on 14 May, 2013.

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06/06/2013 Memorandum of Understanding signed by Authorities from Russia and Kazakhstan

Recently, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Authorities from Russia and Kazakhstan by for the accession of Kazakhstan to the international reporting standards for reserves and resources of the CRIRSCO family through the use of the Russian Code for Public Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resource and Reserve (NAEN Code) and the Guidelines on Alignment of Russian minerals reporting standards and the CRIRSCO Template by the Kazakhstan party. The memorandum of understanding sets out their intention to cooperate and support each other in implementing the NAEN Code across the two nations’ minerals sectors. An unofficial translation of the MOU is attached as well as the Russian signed version.

Please click here to view the Russian signed version

Please click here to view the unofficial english translation



06/06/2013 ICMM and CRIRSCO have recently issued the InBrief document “Responsible reporting of mineral assets.”

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27 May 2013 Updated CRIRSCO International Reporting Template, incorporating new Standard Definitions.

Please click here to see the May 2013 CRIRSCO International Reporting Template..



30/04/2013 Presentation by Past Chairperson Roger Dixon at the EGRC pre-session workshop, Geneva, 23 April 2013.

Roger Dixon gave an overview of the CRIRSCO International Reporting Template and its relationship with UNFC 2009.

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02/04/2013 Presentation by Past Chairperson Roger Dixon at the Coal Botswana Conference.

Presentation by Past Chairperson Roger Dixon at the Coal Botswana Conference in Gaberone on 26 March 2013- International Reporting Standards with particular reference to coal.

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06/02/2013 Summary of CRIRSCO Annual Meeting Open Session, held in London on October 22 2012.

Report on public session of the CRIRSCO annual meeting held on 22nd October, 2012, at Britannia International Hotel, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom has been released.

Please click here to view the report.



27/11/2012 CRIRSCO Annual Meeting Open Session.

CRIRSCO held its Annual Meeting on Monday October 22 and Tuesday October 23 in London. The public was welcome to be present for the morning session on Monday, where updates were provided by representatives of National Reporting Organisations on National Reporting Standards, meetings on the UNFC and the IASB project. The slides used in the presentations are listed below.

Presentations

CRIRSCO is very grateful for the continuing financial support of ICMM, on which CRIRSCO depends to hold the Annual Meeting.



13/11/2012 Revised Standard Definitions.

At the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting in 2012, the Standard Definitions were reviewed. Two new definitions (Exploration Target and Scoping Study) were added and the definition of a Mineral Reserve had an additional paragraph inserted, following developments in Codes and Standards. NROs are to consider the changes, as well as to indictate a time frame in which the definitions could be incorporated into their Codes/Standards.

Please click here to view CRIRSCO Standard Definitions.



24/9/2012 CRIRSCO 2012 Annual Meeting.

CRIRSCO's Annual Meeting will be held in London at the Britannia International Hotel, Canary Wharf, on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 October, 2012. The session on Monday morning will be open to interested non-Members.



1/9/2012 Dr Ferdi Camisani retires from SAIMM activities.

Letter from the President of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Dr Gordon Smith, to Dr Ferdi Camisani on his retirement.

Please click here to view the letter



9/8/2012 Presentation to the 34th International Geological Congress by Ian Goddard, Secretary CRIRSCO.

Presentation by Ian Goddard on "The Role of CRIRSCO and its Templates" to the IGC on the 9th August 2012 held in Brisbane, Australia.

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23/7/2012 Report on Public Session of the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting 1 November, 2011.

Report on public session of the CRIRSCO annual meeting held on 1st November 2011, at IOM3 offices, London, United Kingdom.

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24/4/2012 Protocol of Intentions signed between The General Directorate of Mining Affairs (MIGEM), the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey and CRIRSCO.

Following initial discussions held in London during CRIRSCO’s Annual Meeting, a protocol of intentions has been developed and signed between MIGEM and CRIRSCO to cooperate to develop and implement a national reporting standard for Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves in Turkey that is compliant with the CRIRSCO Template.

Please click here to view the signed Protocol of Intentions



16/01/2012 Revised Standard Definitions

At the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting in 2011, the Standard Definitions were modifed slightly. NROs are to consider the changes and forward any comments, as well as to indictate a time frame in which the definitions could be incorporated into Codes/Standards.

Please click here to view CRIRSCO Standard Definitions



16/01/2012 Revised Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for CRIRSCO have been modified, mainly to cater for the admission of Russia as a member.

Please click here to view CRIRSCO Terms of Reference



3/11/2011 Seminar on International Minerals Reporting - globalisation and regulation.

In conjunction with the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting, Simmons & Simmons and Minsouth sponsored an all-day Seminar on the above theme. CRIRSCO is grateful for their support.

Click here to see the Agenda

Presentations

Morning Workshop
Introduction - CRIRSCO's role in International Minerals Reporting Standards
What the investor/market requires
The CRIRSCO Template: core standard definitions
CRIRSCO and evolving international accounting standards: IFRS
Sustainable development: ICMM and Minerals Reporting
Potential CRIRSCO Members ( Russia, Philippines, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Peru, Argentina, ...)
2011 Review of the JORC Code

Afternoon Workshop
Introduction - How CRIRSCO operates
ESMA and CRIRSCO: Reporting standards in Europe - and beyond?
Practical questions on use of the ESMA Guidelines
The USA - is the SEC out of line?
The South African regulatory system
Chilean mining law and reporting standards
The new NI43-101
Russian mining law, CRIRSCO, and the new Russian reporting standard



1/11/2011 CRIRSCO Annual Meeting Open Session

CRIRSCO held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday November 1 and Wednesday November 2. The public was welcome to be present for the morning session on Tuesday. Updates were provided by CRIRSCO representatives on National Reporting Standards, meetings on the UNFC and the IASB project.

CRIRSCO is very grateful for the continuing financial support of ICMM, on which CRIRSCO depends to hold the Annual Meeting.

Presentations

Update from JORC – An eventful year!
THE CHILEAN COMMISSION: The last three years
PERC Progress: 2010-11
SAMREC/SAMVAL Committee (SSC)
The New Russian Reporting Standard
CRIRSCO/UNECE Cooperation and Developments
IASB (Public Session)



1/11/2011 MOU signed with Mongolia

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between CRIRSCO and the Mongolian State Professional Committee on Mineral Resources (MSPCMR) during the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting in London. The objective is to collaborate on the development and implementation of a national reporting standard for Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves in Mongolia, that is compliant with the CRIRSCO Template.

Click here to see a copy of the MOU.

Click here to see a photo of Deborah McCombe, Chairperson of CRIRSCO, and Mr Oyunbaatar Ulzii, Chairman of the State Minerals Resource Committee, following the signing of the MOU.



31/10/2011 Minsouth Seminar

In conjunction with the CRIRSCO Annual Meeeting in London, Minsouth sponsored a Seminar on Competency and International Minerals Reporting. CRIRSCO is grateful for the support of Minsouth and IOM3.

Click here to see the Agenda

Presentations

The history and role of CRIRSCO and the CRIRSCO Template
What is a Public Report? What is a Competent Person?
Competent Person concepts in European countries and the mobility of technical professionals between member states
Competent Persons and Experts in Russia
The CRIRSCO Standard definitions
CRIRSCO, UNFC-2009 and PRMS: the significance and relevance of their cooperation
Relationships between regulators, markets, companies, investors, and professional organisations: questions of discipline
An example of monitoring of compliance-JORC, ASX and AusIMM



31/10/2011 NAEN Code

The NAEN code was signed by the Chairperson of CRIRSCO, Deborah McCombe, and the Chairman, Supervisory Board, NAEN, Yuri Podturkin, when Russia joined CRIRSCO.

Click here to view NAEN Code.



31/10/ 2011 Russia joins CRIRSCO.

At a seminar associated with the Annual Meeting of CRIRSCO in London, a ceremony was held to mark the formal admission of Russia to CRIRSCO.

Click here to view press release.

Click here to view photo.



29/09/2011 CRIRSCO presentation by Roger Dixon at International UNFC(2009) Workshop.
29-30 September 2011 Ankara Turkey.

Click here to view presentation



01/07/2011 Deborah McCombe assumes role of Chairperson of CRIRSCO.

Deborah McCombe, of CIM (Canada), has been elected to the position of Chairperson of CRIRSCO, following the completion of the two-year term of Roger Dixon of SAMCODES (South Africa). She was previously First Deputy Chair of CRIRSCO and Edmundo Tulcanaza of IMEC (Chile) now fills this position.

During the term of Roger's leadership, CRIRSCO has achieved significant progress in all areas of activity and is now recognised throughout the mining world by companies, professional societies and regulators alike. Some significant achievements are the consolidation of the Strategic Partnership with ICMM, the close working relationship with UNECE and the issuance of UNFC 2009, the continued interaction with IASB, the agreement on the CRIRSCO Core Definitions, the development of Guidelines for mapping the CRIRSCO Template to the Russian Code and the promotion of CRIRSCO through the template to other potential members.

Deborah congratulated Roger on his strong leadership and hard work on behalf of CRIRSCO and said she is excited about taking on the role and continuing the promotion of international best practice in the reporting of Mineral Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves.



29/6/2011 Address by Chairperson, Roger Dixon, to Coaltrans Conference in South Africa.

Click here to view presentation



19/04/2011 - Feedback Statement from European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA)

Click here to read the Feedback Statement from ESMA. ESMA has replaced CESR, which sought submissions from interested parties (see item below of 8/07/2010). It is significnt that the list of acceptable reporting codes now includes only those aligned with CRIRSCO standards. CRIRSCO's recent work with IASB was duly recognised.



15/02/11 - Letter of Invitation from the Chairperson to potential members of CRIRSCO

Click here to read the letter of invitation from the Chairperson to potential members of CRIRSCO.



04/02/11 - Draft Core Definitions

Click here to view Draft Core Definitions, agreed to at the Annual Meeting in Moscow, September 2010. These have been sent to Member NROs for review and for comment as to if, how and when they might be incorporated into individual Codes or Standards.



09/11/10 - Report on 2010 Annual Meeting. 

Click here to view the Report on the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting, held in Moscow on 28 and 29 September, 2010.



09/11/10 - Position Paper.

Click here to view a Position Paper on Mineralisation beyond Inferred Resources. CRIRSCO welcomes comments on this paper and contributions should be addressed to the Chairman, Roger Dixon.



28/09/2010 – Guidelines on Alignment of Russian minerals reporting standards and the CRIRSCO Template: final version signed at the CRIRSCO meeting in Moscow, September 2010

Please click here to view the final version.



28/09/10 - Protocol of Intentions between CRIRSCO, GKZ and OERN to collaborate in the development of a Russian Code which would compatible with the CRIRSCO Template.

Click here to view Press Release: Russia’s minerals industry took another step towards better access to global capital markets last month when it signed a protocol to bring its resource reporting systems in line with the CRIRSCO template recognised in most established capital markets.

Click here to view Protocol of Intentions between CRIRSCO, GKZ and OERN to collaborate in the development of a Russian Code which would be compatible with the CRIRSCO Template.

Roger Dixon, Chairman of CRIRSCO, and
Yuri Podturkin, Director General of GKZ,
signing ceremony.

Officials of CRIRSCO, GKZ and OERN
after the ceremony.



27/09/10 - Invitation to open sessions with GKZ and CRIRSCO in Moscow, September 27 and 28 2010

Click here to view the CRIRSCO Moscow Itinerary

Click here to view the CRIRSCO Open Session draft agenda



3/09/10 - Guidelines on Alignment of Russian minerals reporting standards and the CRIRSCO Template: final version subject to adoption at the CRIRSCO meeting in Moscow, September 2010.

Click here to view the Guidelines


 

26/07/10 - Letter to the International Accounting Standards Board regarding IASB Extractive Activities Research Project.

Click here to view the letter


 

8/07/10 - CESR Submission by CRIRSCO

Click here to view the submission


 

4/07/10 - CRIRSCO Quarterly Report

Click here to view the report


 

21/06/10 - The Discussion Paper for  Extractive Activities

The IASB have requested comment on the Discussion Paper for Extractive Activities. Comments have to be in by July 30 2010. CRIRSCO will be submitting a formal reply based on National Reporting Organization (NRO) feedback.


 

16/03/10 - Guidelines on Alignment of Russian minerals reporting standards and the CRIRSCO Template

Guidelines on Alignment of Russian minerals reporting standards and the CRIRSCO Template (further referred to as “Guidelines”) have been prepared by the Working Group of experts incorporating leading professional researchers of FGU “GKZ”, CRIRSCO, mining and other companies and Russian and international universities.

The Guidelines were considered at the CRIRSCO annual meeting in Beijing on 25 October, 2009 and approved as a consultation draft for comments by Russian and international stakeholders (both individuals and corporate bodies).

Already taken into consideration in the draft Guidelines are general provisions of the Protocol of Intentions signed by CRIRSCO and GKZ in Moscow on 22  October, 2008, recommendations by Russian and international experts, as well as opinions expressed at the CRIRSCO annual meeting discussions in Beijing on 25 October, 2009 and consultation within Russia and in the member organisations of CRIRSCO.

The draft Guidelines are now published, with a deadline for consultation submissions of 31 May, 2010. Publication of a final version is provisionally planned for 31 July, 2010.

Click here to view, PDF.

Consultation submissions to be sent to crirsco-gkz@vmine.net

 


19/01/10 - United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 discussed at Seventh session of the Economic Commission for Europe.

Seventh session; Geneva, 29-30 October 2009. Item 3 of the provisional agenda: Committee on Sustainable Energy. Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology. PDF

Click here to view links to documents, presentations and other sessions.


14/01/10 - Jean - Michel Rendu (JM) recently retired from active service with the SME and his position on  CRIRSCO.

Ian Douglas took up Jean - Michel Rendu’s responsibilities with both the SME and CRIRSCO. JM’s enormous contribution to mineral resource and reserve reporting was officially recognized at the 2009 CRIRSCO Annual Meeting in Beijing. Please see attached.



12/11/09 - MLR CRC CRIRSCO Seminar - Friday 23 October 2009, Beijing China.

On Friday 23 October the Consulting and Research Centre of the Ministry of Land and Resources PRC and CRIRSC conducted a joint seminar in Beijing on reporting codes and the guidelines, standards and codes supporting the Chinese Reporting Standard and the CRIRSCO Template. Approximately 100 people attended the seminar which was opened by Mr Jia Qihai, the Director General of the Department of Mineral Resources and Reserves of the Ministry of Land and Resources PRC and Mr Roger Dixon, Chairman CRIRSCO. The seminar increased mutual understanding of the Chinese and CRIRSCO systems and the supporting guidance for Competent Persons under both systems. Attendance by CRIRSCO Representatives at the seminar was financially supported by the ICMM.

A copy of the program and the CRIRSCO presentations are available here…

Summary of Meeting is available here, PDF.


31/05/09 - Niall Weatherstone; Retiring Chairperson by Roger Dixon on behalf of the CRIRSCO Committee

June is rapidly approaching and Niall is dusting off his walking shoes and preparing to get to know his family again. It is therefore fitting that we should recognize the enormous contribution that Niall has made over many years to the world of Mineral Resource and Reserve Reporting.  He was instrumental in the resurgence of CRIRSCO and served as the co-chair with Pat Stephenson.  His guidance, leadership and tenacity during the last two years of his tenure as chairperson have enabled CRIRSCO to become the recognized representative of the Minerals Industry with regards to reporting of reserves and resources.  Niall has led the charge on several important fronts where CRIRSCO has achieved remarkable success. Click here to read more.


 

28/04/09 - Progress on the revision of the Chinese Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Reporting Standard by Peter Stoker

The current (1999) Chinese classification standard is discussed along with progress of a review undertaken on the basis that, although largely satisfactory, the current system is not regarded as particularly suitable for reporting in a market economy. An outline of the proposed revised system is presented, along with a brief discussion on the relationship of the Chinese classification system to the CRIRSCO Template. Click here to view.


 

28/04/09 - Report on CRIRSCO Meeting held in Santiago, Chile, November 2008

CRIRSCO held its annual meeting in Santiago from the 24th to the 27th of November 2009, hosted by Chilean members and SONOMI (National Mining Society of Chile). All current members of CRIRSCO attended, an additional Chilean representative Hernán Soza was also present. Click here to view the report.


 

9/03/09 - Discussion Papers - UNFC 2009

Discussion Paper: UNFC, User Manuals, and Working Groups
Three working groups have been established to examine the needs of users of information generated by the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) and associated systems such as the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS).  This note attempts to provide a basis for discussion of these needs, and how they can be fulfilled, with some additional discussion of financial reporting needs.

Discussion Paper on Specifications and Guidelines for the UNFC for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the requirements of stakeholders for secondary rules under the UNFC, here called the UNFC Specifications.  The paper has been prepared at the request of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology (AHGE) by members of its Revision Task Force (RTF).


 

9/03/09 - The draft revision of the 2004 United Nations Framework Classification of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources

The UNFC Revision Task Force has finalised the text of the draft revision of the 2004 United Nations Framework Classification of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources (UNFC) and the accompanying draft Explanatory Note. Both documents are available for public comment on the UNECE website at: http://www.unece.org/energy/unfc/Welcome.html




27/01/09 - CRIRSCO welcomes two new members

CRIRSCO has two new Committee members following recent proposals by the National Reporting organisations of UK and Western Europe, and Chile.  The Pan European Reporting Committee has nominated Grigoriy Malukhin, a member of the Russian State Commission on Reserves and also a Russian representative on the European Federation of Geologists as a member for Western Europe, while Chile has nominated Hernan Soza G. as its second representative, joining Edmundo Tulcanaza on the Committee.

CRIRSCO is delighted to welcome Grigoriy and Hernan who bring with them extensive experience in resource and reserve matters together with local knowledge of their constituencies that will be invaluable as CRIRSCO continues its work to integrate international resource and reserve reporting systems.


 

20/01/09 - Edmundo Tulcanaza is awarded the 2008 Alexander Sutolov Prize

CRIRSCO member Edmundo Tulcanaza has been awarded the “Alexander Sutolov 2008 Prize” by the Chilean Ministry of Mining. This prize is given to Chilean, or foreign individuals or companies based in Chile, that develop scientific and/or technological research in the country, in geology, mining or metallurgy. Click here to read more.


 

6/11/08 - Translation of the CRIRSCO International reporting into Chinese

A Chinese version of the International Reporting Template has been created to promote discussions which are expected to take place before the end of the year with Chinese Government representatives on the similarities and differences between CRIRSCO style reporting standards and the current Chinese system. A copy can be found in the Library.


 

28/10/08

CRIRSCO reaches agreement with Russian State Commission on Mineral Reserves. An agreement was signed on 22nd October by Yuri Podturkin, Chairman of the Russian State Commission on Mineral reserves and Niall Weatherstone, Chairman of CRIRSCO that provides for future mutual cooperation in developing their respective mineral classification and reporting systems.

A summary of the agreement are provided in the following press release.
The press release background can be found here.
To view the full text of the Protocol of Intentions click here. (4 MB)

15/09/08

Niall Weatherstone, in his capacity as Chairman of CRIRSCO, presented a keynote address to the 21st World Mining Congress in Krakow, Poland on 8th September. The subject of his talk was 'Standards for Reporting of Mineral Resources and Reserves - Status, Outlook and Important Issues'. The Congress attracted some 600 participants and the talk was well received by those present, the majority of whom were from Europe, Russia, India and China; all countries that are interested in the development of internationally compatible forms of reporting. A copy of Niall's paper is available in the CRIRSCO Library.


17/03/08:

CRIRSCO's response to the SEC's Concept Release on Possible Revisions to the Disclosure Requirements Relating to Oil and Gas Reservess CRIRSCO's submission to the SEC Concept Release on oil and gas reporting (February 2008). Click here to view, PDF.


 

22/01/08: Inaugural Full Meeting of CRIRSCO, London, October 2007

Click here to view the Inaugural Full Meeting of CRIRSCO summary minutes, London, October 2007. PDF.


22/01/08: Awards to CRIRSCO Members

CRIRSCO is delighted that several of its members have been rewarded for their efforts in promoting the international importance of Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Reporting.  In the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) awards for 2007, Ian Goddard received an Honorary Fellowship and Peter Stoker received an Institute Service Award for their tireless work in this area through JORC and CRIRSCO..

The European Federation of Geologists has awarded John Clifford its Medal of Merit for his work on resource - reserve reporting issues and in promoting the EurGeol title.

Congratulations to Ian, Peter and John


11/07/07: CRIRSCO Executive 2007

Elections have been held for positions on the CRIRSCO Executive. The formation of the Executive is designed to facilitate the operation of CRIRSCO with the executive considering matters for recommendation to the full committee.   

Niall Weatherstone has been elected Chair of CRIRSCO, Roger Dixon Deputy Chair for a two-year term, while John Clifford has been elected second Deputy Chair for a one-year term.


14/06/07:

In his capacity as Chairman of CRIRSCO, Niall Weatherstone recently gave a keynote address at the Reserve Estimation and Reporting Africa '07 Conference in Johannesburg (23-24 May 2007) where he outlined the current status of international resource and reserve reporting and his views on likely future developments. The full text of his paper can be found in the Library section.


27/3/07:

At a meeting in Tokyo in January 2007, the Executive Working group of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) endorsed a proposal from CRIRSCO to become a Task Force of the ICMM for a trial period of two years. This decision is expected to be ratified by the ICMM Council in May.

The association with ICMM brings CRIRSCO financial and organisational support that it has lacked in recent years. ICMM members will part fund CRIRSCO’s annual budget and can provide administrative, secretarial and treasury support. Above all, the ICMM offers an unparalleled influence on mining industry matters as its Council comprises 15 of the world’s major mining and metal producing companies represented at CEO level. In addition the list of 24 Association Members, including organisations such as the Mining Association of Canada and the World Gold Council, adds extra weight to issues addressed by the ICMM.

CRIRSCO brings support for ICMM in terms of promoting uniform and transparent reporting and best practice resource and reserve estimation. In the longer term, there are opportunities for CRIRSCO to influence the ICMM by incorporating many of its ideals into the sustainable development framework that the ICMM promotes and to bring closer focus on the third, economic, strand of sustainable development.

Niall Weatherstone, Chairman 27 March 2007


21/12/06: Retirement of Pat Stephenson and Gordon Riddler

At the end of November Pat Stephenson retired as Co-Chairman of CRIRSCO after a long and distinguished contribution to the global reserves reporting arena, largely through JORC and latterly through CRIRSCO. Pat is a leading industry figure in this area and his conference appearances and papers written over the years have contributed hugely to the increased awareness of the importance of resource and reserve issues. Pat will be sorely missed but we have been extremely lucky to have Ian Goddard nominated as his replacement by JORC.

Also at the end of November, Gordon Riddler decided to hang up his boots, retire to Scotland and spend more time with his family. Gordon is a founder member of CRIRSCO and was involved from its earliest days of Sun City and Denver. Often single-handedly, Gordon led the efforts to establish appropriate reporting procedures in the UK and was instrumental in developing the Reporting Code in 2001 as well as the agreement reached in 1999 for the UNECE to adopt standard resource and reserve definitions. Gordon's efforts have been rewarded with the newly constituted Pan European Reserves Committee (PERC) which brings in wide ranging representation from UK, Ireland and Western Europe. A replacement for Gordon on CRIRSCO will be announce by PERC shortly.

Niall Weatherstone 21 December 2006


CRIRSCO activity reports

CRIRSCO Summary Report on Activities March 2008, 24 KB.
CRIRSCO Summary Report on Activities June 2007, 27 KB.
CRIRSCO Summary Report on Activities March 2007, 27 KB.
CRIRSCO Summary Report on Activities December 2006, 18 KB.
CRIRSCO Summary Report on Activities September 2006, 26 KB.
Edited version of Co-Chairmen’s June 2006 report to CRIRSCO members, 17 KB.
Press release: International Mineral Resources/Reserves Reporting Template - A Major Step Forward in Ensuring Transparency for Mining Investors Everywhere, PDF 20 KB.

The following links relate to the assistance that CRIRSCO is providing to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in the development of its proposed new International Accounting Standard for the Extractive Industries:

Project summary:
http://www.iasb.org/current/iasb.asp?showPageContent=no&
xml=16_309_67_24052006.htm

April 2005 ed session:
http://www.iasb.org/meetings/0504.asp

July 2005 ed session:
http://www.iasb.org/meetings/july2005.asp


The following link provides information on the SPE's review of its resources and reserves classification and reporting system:

http://www.spe.org/spe/jsp/basic/0,,1104_4662017_4674812,00.html


 
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