Evaluation of mining projects by generating guidelines (specifically in the area of resources) for the documentation of these projects as a guide to investors seeking prudent opportunities

Andrew Ramcharan

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Abstract

This research gives a study outline that will eventually provide investors around the world with global guidelines to aid in investment opportunities. It should be noted that this research will be directed only towards the resource aspect of mining projects. Companies tend to follow guidelines deemed specific to the stock exchange for which they intend to list or in which they are currently listed. This research program will establish global reporting standards on resources for the mining industry. This initiative can be the stepping stone for a new global reporting standard on the evaluation of projects. Most companies are typically busy running their own operations and getting their projects to move forward, but would love to have global reporting standards but just don’t have the time and resources. Many government regulatory bodies have pondered on the idea of having global standards, but with the increase in mining activities worldwide, these bodies don’t have the time and personnel to be dedicated to generate global guidelines. Theoretically this idea would be very helpful to the industry and investors. The limitations would be the geographic location of most major mining projects worldwide and how to implement these guidelines. The recommendation would be to actively lobby mining companies, government official and investors to set up a fund to pay for the implementation progress. This would include traveling to countries, conferences, seminar and universities to advocate these guidelines and how it can impact the industry worldwide. Finally, this research will produce a new set of guidelines which could be accepted as the global standard. The long term aim is through critical and comparative analysis to generate a global set of guidelines (resources, reserves, environment, economics, etc) for investors and the mining industry.
Translated title of the contributionEvaluierung von Bergbauprojekten durch Aufstellen von Richtlinien (insbesondere im Bereich Resourcen) zur Dokumentation dieser Projekte als Hilfestellung für Investoren die sichere Investmenmöglichkeiten suchen
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDr.mont.
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Moser, Peter, Assessor A (internal)
  • Rozgonyi, Tobor G., Assessor B (external), External person
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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