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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The importance of the reporting samrev The mining industry is a vital contributor to national, regional, and international economies. Retrieved from ” https: The structure attempts to follow the logical project progression from the scientific aspects relating to the geology in the first few sections to the engineering aspects in the later sections.

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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 SAMREC Code over the last 15 years. The mining industry is a vital contributor to national, regional, and international economies. In addition, specific diagrams have been drafted for coal and diamond classifications.

Introduction of a section on industrial minerals. The motivation for this requirement is to improve ‘transparency’ and ‘materiality’, as well as making it more difficult to be ‘opaque’ or present ‘selective’ reporting in market releases or other Public Reports. Geologist Geologists bring a range of important skills to the estimation of Samrrec Resources, notably the discipline and rigor of science.

English pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation. The broadening of the ambit of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Smrec has necessitated that more specific information be provided when dealing with industrial minerals. Nonetheless it includes various valuable aspects that are relevant to the declaration of Coal Resources and Coal Reserves.

An important aspect of science is the ability to predict beyond the data. As a result of increasing professionalism and updated methodologies, it is necessary to regularly review and update the SAMREC Code because: The structure also cascades from Exploration Results to Aamrec Resources and then to Mineral Reserves proceeding left to right in the table.

Definition of SAMREC Code

Defining independence can at times be extremely difficult and complex and it is therefore left to the commissioning entity to define if independence is a requirement. Once further scientific and engineering investigation has been performed and it can be demonstrated that there are “reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction” [2]then a Mineral Resource Report can be published or declared.


More importantly, the surveyor is responsible for the measuring process that keeps account of the monthly production tonnage and grade of the operation.

Retrieved 15 March 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 person takes responsibility for their part of the Public Cdoe. The revised Table I is now in a ‘landscape’ format with each section numbered with Arabic numerals.

Each sub-section that existed in the Table I has been included in the various sections and numbered using Roman numerals Figure 1.

The interpretation of cpde raw data, the geological interpretation, engineering design, infrastructure requirements, and governmental, social, and environmental inputs are all required to be based on the contribution of specialists and signed off by a Competent Person.

The way forward and the future. It must be noted that some aspects of coal reporting were previously not fully consistent with the SAMREC Code; for example, the requirement for a Feasibility Study to be completed in order to declare a Proved Coal Reserve. The SAMREC Code is a guideline that stipulates the minimum standards for the reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Reserves; adds credibility coode declarations by project promoters, and assists in comparisons due to the uniform basis of the declaration, assists professionals by providing guidance; assists the Competent Person to demonstrate the legitimacy of the declaration, and provides credibility to Public Reporting.

Part of the communication is provided by the declaration of Mineral Damrec and Mineral Reserves.

The Codes are principles-based, and are designed to provide investors and potential investors with the minimum, material information for an informed investment decision. The tool used is the geological model and associated grade or block model. 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.

The role of the mining engineer is to design, develop, and operate safe and efficient mines, whether surface or underground operations. The important inclusion is Infrastructure as a Modifying Factor. However, the hope is that the industry will see improved communication and the positive progression of projects and mines as a result of these changes.


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. Specifically, the standards and guidelines are applicable to public reports compiled on behalf of South African Minerals and Petroleum companies for the benefit of investors.

IMPLATS Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Statement | Regulatory compliance

This page was last edited on 28 Augustat South African Mineral Resource Committee. Retrieved 14 March Deliberations continued, with agreement being reached for the definitions of the two major categories, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, and their respective sub-categories Measured, Indicated, and Inferred Mineral Resource, and Proved and Probable Mineral Reserves under the Denver Accord in Where aspects of this table are not included in the Public Report, the Competent Person is required to comment as to why they have not been addressed.

Aspects mentioned include the importance of a market and the saleable specifications. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Lomberg I ; S. This is appropriate, as the minimum requirement for the declaration of a Mineral Reserve is a Pre-Feasibility level study. It also provides users with confidence that the declaration is fully compliant and can be relied upon.

When the economic feasibility of a project has been demonstrated, by taking into account Modifying Factors i.

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In addition to this, the volumes of the waste dumps and other surface stockpiles are frequently determined. Clause 18 of the SAMREC Code has been updated with the intention that Exploration Cods must not be ‘presented in a way that unreasonably implies the discovery of potentially economic mineralisation’ and should include relevant data and information relating to the mineral property both positive and negative.

More comprehensive diamond and gemstone section.