IFRS 6 Exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources
IFRS 6 Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources provides guidance on accounting for exploration and evaluation expenditures, including the recognition of exploration and evaluation assets. The standard was published in December 2004 and is effective from 1 January 2006.
Unaccompanied version of IFRS 6
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IFRS 6 summary and timeline
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UK reduced disclosures
UK qualifying parents and subsidiaries can take advantage of FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework. Our FRS 101 page gives more information on which entities qualify and the criteria to be met.
Amendments to the standard
There are no amendments to IFRS 6 in order to comply with the Companies Act and related Regulations.
FRS 101 paragraph 8(cA) states that a qualifying entity is exempt from the requirements of IFRS 6 to disclose the operating and investing cash flows arising from the exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources.
IFRS 6 paragraph for which exemption is available: 24(b).
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HMRC Manual, Bloomsbury Professional (2020)
A section on the scope of IFRS 6 and its use in oil industry accounting, looking at recognition of exploration and evaluation assets, measurement at recognition, elements of cost of exploration and evaluation assets, measurement after recognition, reclassification of exploration and evaluation assets and impairment.
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EY, International GAAP 2021 (2020)
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Financial reporting in the mining industry: International Financial Reporting Standards
Publication from PwC which looks at the financial reporting implications of IFRS within the mining industry. Published in November 2012.
IFRS in practice: An overview of IFRS 6
A BDO 2013 guide which summarises the requirements of IFRS 6 Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources and looks at a number of practical issues which often arise in practice (including 'Farm-in' arrangements).
Manuals and handbooks
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Insights into IFRS 2020–21
KPMG, Sweet and Maxwell, 2020
Manual providing practical guidance with an emphasis on the real-life application of IFRS, with examples based on actual questions that have arisen in practice around the world.
Wiley IFRS 2020: Interpretation and application of IFRS standards
PKF, Wiley, 2020
Reference manual providing full coverage of the latest standards and thorough guidance for implementation, featuring practical tools and insight from a practitioner's perspective.
Manual of accounting: IFRS supplement 2020
PwC, LexisNexis, 2019
Practical guidance on the standards and the accounting requirements of UK law applicable to UK users of IFRS.
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