Technical Reports

ACA Howe International has developed a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of international reporting codes and associated guidelines and can assist in the market realization of your project through accurate and fully independent reporting to the best practice standards required by international markets.

All securities exchanges require independent verification of a company’s mineral assets in the form of technical reports by Qualified Persons or Competent Persons, as defined. Our senior staff meet these definitions for major securities exchanges throughout the world. We have strong links with the important mining financial centres of Toronto and London. Our established involvement with the London Stock Exchange, particularly the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) has allowed us to develop strong relationships with the major nominated advisers (NomAdas). In 2008, we were approved by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd to prepare independent technical reports under Rule 18.04.

Our team of full time staff and associate geologists, mining engineers and metallurgists offers a range of expert services covering all stages of exploration, development and mine production across a variety of commodities. ACA Howe has expertise to undertake following expert reports;

  • Technical appraisals
  • Ore resource and reserve estimation
  • Operational reviews
  • Pre-feasibility studies and full feasibility studies
  • Due diligence studies
  • Property valuations and financial analysis

Our extensive experience allows us to offer advice and guidance to ensure your project is developed and reported in compliance with the international reporting codes relevant to your chosen listing market. The major reporting codes are presented below. Please follow the link to the relevant organisation for the procedures and guidelines specific to that code:

Region Reporting Code Link
Canada NI 43-101
Australia JORC
Europe PERC
South Africa SAMCODE

Examples of our competent persons technical reports include:

  • African Copper (AIM Listing); Botswana copper development
  • Agricola Resources plc (OFEX listing); Malawi ruby exploration
  • Alexander Gold (AIM Listing); Base metals and gold in Argentina and Peru
  • Aquarius Platinum Ltd (AIM Listing); Kroondal platinum mine and Marikana mining prospect
  • Arian Silver Corporation (AIM Listing); Mexican silver exploration
  • Claude Resources Inc (Toronto Stock Exchange); Seabee gold mine
  • Dwyka Diamonds (AIM Listing); Various South African alluvial diamond mines
  • Eurasia Mining plc (AIM Listing); platinum and base metal deposits in the Urals
  • European Diamonds plc (AIM Listing); Lentiira diamond exploration project
  • European Goldfields (AIM Listing); Romanian gold exploration
  • First Quantum Minerals (AIM Listing); Various Zambian copper belt mines
  • Galantas Gold Corporation (AIM Listing & Toronto Stock Exchange); Irish gold mine development
  • Gemfields Resources plc (AIM Listing); Zambian emerald exploration
  • Hambleden Mining (AIM Listing); Kazakhstan gold exploration
  • LionOre International Marketing (Canadian Bank financial report prior to London listing); Western Australia gold and nickel producer, Tati nickel operations Botswana
  • Mano River Resources (AIM Listing); gold, base metal and diamond exploration projects in West Africa
  • Murchison United plc (AIM Listing); Renison tin mine, Tazmania
  • Navan Mining plc (full listing on both the London and Irish stock exchanges); Base metals and gold in Spain and Bulgaria
  • Pan African Resources (AIM Listing); Gold exploration in Ghana and Mozambique
  • Pan Pacific Aggregates (AIM Listing); Canadian aggregate development
  • Peninsula Gold (AIM Listing); Malaysian gold development
  • Samax Resources (Toronto Stock Exchange); African gold producer
  • Shore Gold (Toronto Stock Exchange); Diamond development in Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Sierra Leone Diamond Corporation (AIM Listing); Diamond exploration
  • St Barbara Mines Limited (AIM Listing); Western Australia gold producer
  • Stratex International plc (AIM Listing); Turkish gold exploration
  • Triple Plate Junction (AIM Listing); Vietnam Exploration
  • Wescan Goldfields Inc (TSX Venture); Gold exploration in Saskatchewan, Canada