PDAC 2019: SEC Disclosure Modernization: Impacts on Resource Reporting

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new mining property disclosure requirements.

SEC Disclosure Modernization   Sunday, March 3   |   4:00 - 5:00 pm     Room 714

Recent SEC changes to disclosure rules aim to provide investors with more comprehensive information on properties to support investment decisions. New requirements to disclose resource estimates will largely harmonize U.S. regulations with NI 43-101 and JORC reporting standards. However, minor differences between standards need to be well-understood by operators in order to remain in compliance in the future. This session will host an expert panel discussion on issues related to the timing and scale of changes to disclosure faced by exploration and mining companies registered on U.S. exchanges.

Moderator: Jeff Killeen, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)


  • Kwame Awuah-Offei, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ben Parsons, SRK Consulting (US) Inc.
  • Richard Lambert, RPA Inc.


SRK Panelist:
Ben Parsons
Ben Parsons
Principal Resource Geologist
Ben Parsons has over 17 years of broad geological experience, including precious metals, base metals, and more recently niobium. Ben previously worked for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Since joining SRK, Ben’s expertise includes generation due diligence and auditing of exploration/mining projects, review of operation performance, geological modelling, the production of independent mineral resource estimates, project evaluation as part of Competent Person’s/Mineral Expert Reports and stock exchange listings, and technical reviews. Mr. Parsons has experience in technical studies, working with junior exploration companies at grassroots exploration level through to the listing of large multi-national operating companies with multiple assets.
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