Global Mining Finance Guide 2014 study by the Mining Journal


Mining finance is a key issue for junior companies, a species currently with a high mortality. It isn’t a coincidence that “Survival of the fittest” are this study’s opening words. Compiled by the Mining Journal and published a few weeks ago, “The Global Mining Finance Guide has brought together several of the mining industry’s leading … Continue reading Global Mining Finance Guide 2014 study by the Mining Journal

The smiling future of jewellery according to McKinsey & Company


Economic Geology should go outside its classical bounds of the mineral deposit, explore new paths and, at least, acknowledge what the users of the minerals we unearth are doing. Mckinsey just released a short report on the future of jewellery: A multifaceted future: The jewelry industry in 2020. For those in the gems and precious metals, … Continue reading The smiling future of jewellery according to McKinsey & Company

Diamonds from Diamantina – MG, Brazil


Diamonds occur in many colours, shapes, sizes and transparencies. Sometimes they just look like sand (well, expensive, very expensive sand, as a lowly 10 USD/carat stone is worth more than gold – currently hovering 1.200 USD/oz); or else diamonds may be broken (chips), dotted in the inside with other minerals, eroded or pitted at the … Continue reading Diamonds from Diamantina – MG, Brazil