George Freiman


Chairman of the Executive Committee
Professional Association of Independent Subsoil Experts - PONEN

Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Full Member of AIG, Full Member of PONEN, Academician of the MAIN, national consultant of the UNECE, discoverer of the Sekisovskoe gold deposit, Honorary prospector of the subsoil of the Republic of Kazakhstan, author and co-author of over 70 published articles, monographs, reference books. 50 years of experience in the geological industry, in the field of exploration and assessment of resources and reserves of many dozens of solid mineral deposits of various metals and non-metals.

Session 1 (MINEX Kazakhstan’24)
17 April 2024 / 14:00 - 15:30 | Sary Arka 2

Promotion of the KAZRC Code in the mining industry of Kazakhstan

The KAZRC Code was put into effect by the Code “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use” in 2018. During this period, the Geology Committee accepted over 130 reports developed according to the KAZRC code with the inclusion of mineral resources and mineral reserves on the balance sheet. These reports were prepared by 50 PONEN Competent Persons. A number of the largest subsoil users in Kazakhstan have already completely switched to KAZRC reporting. The number of PONEN members over the past 12 months has increased 1.3 times and amounts to 430 people. Taking into account the amendments to the Code “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”, adopted on January 1, 2024, the application of the KAZRC Code has become mandatory for all exploration licenses, and for production contracts and licenses it is at the discretion of the subsoil user.