Kazakhmys Exploration LLC – Kazakhstan, QA/QC Kazakhmys Exploration LLC – Kazakhstan, QA/QC Kazakhmys Exploration LLC – Kazakhstan, QA/QC

Kazakhmys Exploration LLC – Kazakhstan, QA/QC

Kazakhmys Exploration commissioned us to review the exploration methodology and QA/QC procedures at five of their deposits in Kazakhstan to ensure compliance with international best practice. Carrying out these assessments in relation to the JORC Code (2004) called for detailed knowledge of industry best practice and a high level of scrutiny.

We visited each site to assess the procedures in place, carry out thorough laboratory audits, and collect the necessary data for QA/QC analysis. Back in the UK, work began on producing a comprehensive report of our findings, with recommendations to rectify potential flaws in existing practices. We also carried out an in-depth statistical analysis of the QA/QC data as well as an exhaustive database audit that assessed the validity of historical and recent assay data for inclusion in a mineral resource estimate.

Kazakhmys Exploration were able to modify and homogenise their QA/QC practices across all five deposits to international best standards. The issues raised during the database audit and QA/QC analysis have resulted in a valid, robust, and reliable dataset.