The AusIMM's Monograph 30, "Mineral Resources and Ore Reserve estimation, the AusIMM Guide to Good Practise", is finally published. Importantly it updates and elaborates on many of the key aspects covered in Jorc 2012.
"The area of a reliable Mineral Resource and thence Ore Reserve is arguably the most critical area to the success of a mining development." ..to quote Bob Appleyard's Foreward to this volume.
Norm was on the steering committee for this publication and chapter editor for Chapter 2 The Resource Database. Establishing a sound foundation for Resource Estimate and all the Analysis and Design that follows is a topic dear to his heart. Norm strongly recommends this volume to all those involved in the development, design and evaluations of mining operations.