Public Reporting Of

Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Reserves

April 7-8, 2020 — UMSL Millenium Student Center, St. Louis, MO

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Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, associate professor and interim director
of mining engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T), recently served as a mining engineering academic fellow at and expert consultant to the US Securities & Exchange Commission to help the agency update mining property disclosure rules in Regulation S-K; on October 31, 2018 the SEC adopted those amendments. Dr. Awuah-Offei will be offering a course to aide in the transition to the new requirements, which companies must be in compliance with for the first fiscal year beginning on or after January 1, 2021.

This course is designed to help geoscientists and mining, geological, metallurgical and other engineers, who are or may be involved in mineral exploration or technical studies, to comply with ethics and regulatory standards (particularly, US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation S-K subpart 1300).

At the end of this two-day course, participants should be able to: (i) report exploration results, mineral resources, and mineral reserves per the new SEC standards; and (ii) act with the highest professional and ethical standards when reporting exploration results, mineral resource, and mineral reserves. The course covers a range of topics necessary to transition from Industry Guide 7 to subpart 1300. The course starts with the definitions of key terms and basic principles of public disclosure (materiality, transparency and competence). It then uses these concepts to help the participant understand how to apply this consistently and ethically to various scenarios in order to comply with the law and professional ethical standards.


Course Reviews

"Comprehensive course content. Instructor was able to provide good responses to questions raised by the class. Overall, I commend the instructor for the quality of his presentation and engagement with the class." - 2019 St. Louis Attendee

"Dr. Kwame is the ideal person to give this course, having a good understanding of both the mining industry and the spirit of the new SEC regulations." - 2019 St. Louis Attendee

Dates, Fee and Venue

April 7-8, 2020

Registration Fee – $600 
5% discount for attendance of groups of three or more.
Discount received as a refund after conference attendance.

Earn 12 PDHs, equivalent to 1.2 CEUs

Cancellation deadline:  March 20, 2020


Venue & Hotel Accomodation

The Venue will be held at:

UMSL Millennium Student Center
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63121

More information regarding Hotel Accomodations will be posted in the near future.

Please stay posted.

Short Course Outline

The course is delivered as a combination of interactive lectures and real-life case studies. In the case studies, groups of participants conduct reviews of real disclosure documents and present them to their peers to gain a better understanding of how concepts such as materiality and risk are incorporated into public disclosure of exploration results, resources, and reserves. This course is a professional development opportunity mid- to senior level engineers and geoscientists in roles such as chief engineer, resource manager, exploration manager, or technical services manager/engineer, and those who will soon be in such roles.

Day 1:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Overview of mining property disclosure framework under Regulation S-K
  • Regulation S-K 1301(d): Definitions
  • Qualified persons & technical reports
  • Summary disclosure obligations



Day 2: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Individual property disclosure obligations
  • Internal controls disclosure obligations
  • Case study/group exercise
  • Group presentations

Earn 12 Professional Development Hours

This course is a great way for mid- to senior level engineers and geoscientists, such as chief engineers, resource managers, exploration managers, or technical services managers/engineers, or those who will soon be working in these roles, to earn professional development hours (PDHs).

Course Director

Kwame Awuah-Offei, PhD, PE

Associate Professor and Program Director for Mining & Explosives Engineering

Mining & Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei is an associate professor of mining engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T). He recently served as a mining engineering academic fellow at and expert consultant to the US Securities & Exchange Commission to help the agency update mining property disclosure rules in Regulation S-K. He teaches ore reserve analysis and Geostatistics to graduate and undergraduate students at Missouri S&T. He holds a PhD from University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). Most of his PhD work was done at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He holds a BS (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana. He has over 16 years of research and teaching experience. Dr. Awuah-Offei is a professional member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. and a fellow of the West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum. He is a registered professional engineer in Wyoming.

Research Interests:

Sustainability, Mine Reclamation, Modeling, Simulation and Optimization

  • Registration
  • Fees
  • Cancellations


 Limited to 50 attendees; will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis (based on receipt of registration and payment).



Course Fee: $600

  • Completion of this course will qualify attendees to receive 12 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), equivalent to 1.2 CEUs. 


Cancellation Policies:

Missouri University of Science and Technology reserves the right to cancel its programs in the event of insufficient registrations, instructor illness, severe weather, or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately and all registration fees will be refunded in full.

Persons wishing to cancel their registrations must do so by March 20, 2020. Refunds will not be made after this date. Substitutions may be made at any time.


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