Upcoming AGI/AIPG webinars on professional ethics, mineral resource reporting

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AGI and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) are pleased to announce two upcoming webinars: Fundamentals of Professional Ethics: Elements and Examples and Best Practices in Mineral Resource Estimation and Reporting. See below for more information.
These webinars are part of a joint effort between AGI and AIPG to expand access to professional and continuing education opportunities for students and geoscientists.  Each webinar is 1 hour in length, and every attendee will receive 0.1 CEUs from AIPG.  You do not need to be an AIPG member to receive CEUs. 
We have arranged a special registration rate for currently enrolled geoscience students, so they can both further their development in the profession, and begin the process of building their portfolio of life-long learning credits.   Please share this with any colleagues or student whom you think might benefit from the opportunity. 
  • Fundamentals of Professional Ethics: Elements and Examples, March 28, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT. Presenter is David Abbott.
Everyone is in favor of good moral and professional ethical behavior but few have thought about them rigorously. What constitutes common morality and professional ethics? This webinar will explore the basic concepts and definitions of and the differences between common morality and professional ethics. This includes the distinction between moral rules and moral ideals. What steps are used to determine the legitimate basis for an allowable violation of a moral or ethical rule? What is the relationship between ethical behavior and integrity? Case histories will illustrate the concepts presented and the methodology of ethical analysis.
  • Best Practices in Mineral Resource Estimation and Reporting, April 12, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT. Presenter is Abani Samal.
Construction of a computerized model to estimate mineral resources is a common practice in mineral exploration projects and mining operations. Many times a technical report is done as per international reporting standards such as NI-43-101 or JORC to meet requirement of certain stock exchanges in the world. In all these standards there are certain minimum suggested requirements that have to be met for reporting mineral resources and reserves. The standards are not and cannot be prescriptive. However, irrespective of standards of reporting it is important that the mineral resource estimation be done following ‘the best practices’ in this area. This is to ensure that the resource estimation is reliable and based on valid parameters.
This webinar will highlight the best practice followed in mineral resource assessment by many mining companies in order to get the best predictable resource estimation of a mineral deposit. Topics include data-collection, storage and ownership, geological modeling, drill hole data analyses (compositing, capping / high grade data analyses), application of geostatistics, grade estimation, resource classification and reporting. With some real but anonymous examples, the topics will be explained.