A Review of CIM Estimation of Mineral Resources and Reserves Best Practice Guidelines
Join Allan Armitage on June 23rd for our free webinar as he discusses the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) MRMR Best Practice Guidelines. While these guidelines are intended to assist the Practitioner or Qualified Person(s) (QP) in the preparation, supervision and reporting of MRMR estimates, having the technical insight and knowledge is still a must when compiling an official Technical Report.
Jun 23, 2021, 14:00
Jun 23, 2021, 15:00
Are you a Practitioner or Qualified Person (QP) involved in the preparation, supervision, and reporting of Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve (MRMR) estimates?
Are you involved with a Canadian-based mining/exploration company with properties in Canada or abroad?
Are you unsure of how the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) MRMR Best Practice Guidelines fit into the preparation of a MRMR?
Join us on June 23rd at 2 PM ET as Allan Armitage, Ph.D., P.Geol., discusses the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) MRMR Best Practice Guidelines. While these guidelines are intended to assist the Practitioner or Qualified Person(s) (QP) in the preparation, supervision and reporting of MRMR estimates, having the technical insight and knowledge is still a must when compiling an official Technical Report.
This webinar will review and discuss CIM’s MRMR Best Practice Guidelines as well as highlight and provide solutions to avoid setbacks during the MR stage of a project such as:
- Lack of understanding of how the computer program works – Models and Block Models
- Using geological models rather than proper mineralization models – unconstrained resource
- Poor understanding of geology and structure resulting in misinterpretation of mineral resource models – Veins oriented the wrong way
- Extending models well past informing data – 200 m to 300 m or more – filled with resource blocks
- Ignoring unsampled and unmineralized areas – internal waste becomes resource
- Lack of structural models – deposit surprisingly ends
- Use of probability grade shells – ignoring geology
- Poor documentation of methods and procedures used and assumptions made
Sound understanding of the importance of:
- Database and database management
- Geological and mineralization models and how they must fit the data
- Importance of documenting modelling procedures and Mineral Resource estimation procedures
- Metallurgical sample selection based on geological and mineralization models and block models - ensure representativity
With over 35 years of experience in MRMR estimation in many deposit types and commodities, SGS Geological Services has earned a leading position in the industry with a blend of professionals with practical mining and geological experience, world-renowned geostatistical knowledge, and pioneering software technology.
Date/Time: June 23rd, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Cost: No Charge
Presenter: Allan Armitage, Senior Resource Geologist
Allan is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of experience in exploration, resource estimation and assessment of a wide variety of deposit types and commodities, including Archean and Proterozoic load gold deposits, base metal massive sulpide deposits, porphyry copper-gold deposits, low and intermediate sulphidation epithermal gold and silver deposits, magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits, and unconformity- and sandstone-hosted uranium deposits.
Since 1991, Allan has been involved in and managed mineral exploration projects, mineral resource estimation projects and mine audits in Canada and internationally including, USA, Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, and several African countries including Mali, Uganda and Rwanda. Projects ranged from grass roots to the advanced exploration/resource/reserve definition stage. He has extensive experience preparing NI 43-101 reports, having authored, or co-authored more than 50 NI 43-101 reports, including being responsible for resource estimates.
Additionally, Allan has authored or co-authored numerous refereed journal papers and un-refereed government reports, exploration reports and abstracts, and have extensive experience presenting papers at conferences.
Allan is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) & Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO).
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