Pedra Natural 2015 – Competitividade das empresas portuguesas: Inquérito


Continuando a iniciativa desenvolvida em 2013 e 2014, a Sínese em associação com a ASSIMAGRA e, a partir deste ano, com o CEVALOR, lança agora a versão de 2015 do estudo da competitividade das empresas portuguesas do sector da Pedra Natural. Quais os principais problemas que a sua empresa enfrenta? A atividade da sua empresa … Continue reading Pedra Natural 2015 – Competitividade das empresas portuguesas: Inquérito

It may not warm your heart; it’s nonetheless a hot discussion


Pope Francis added Catholic’s Church view on the climate change and environment’s degradation to an already polemic issue. I have just been sent a link to Bloomberg Business website on the issue. Good scientific journalism: simple yet rigorous information. I hope it will help you build an informed opinion: http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/.

New mining code published in Portugal


The new mining code been published a few days ago (June 22). You may obtain it here: lei_54_2015_regimejuridico (in Portuguese). Drop me a line if you are planing to invest in the Portuguese mineral sector (new opportunities created by the new law; hopefully no new obstacles): a comment here or a message to luischambel@sinese.pt; I will get … Continue reading New mining code published in Portugal

Nova lei dos recursos geológicos em Portugal


Foi publicada no passado dia 22 a nova lei dos recursos geológicos em Portugal – aqui está: lei_54_2015_regimejuridico (Bases do regime jurídico da revelação e do aproveitamento dos recursos geológicos existentes no território nacional, incluindo os localizados no espaço marítimo nacional) Ainda não li, mas já me transmitiram opiniões negativas. Confesso que as minhas expectativas são baixas mas … Continue reading Nova lei dos recursos geológicos em Portugal

Avrupa and Lowell Copper sign option agreement on Alvito Project (iron-oxide-copper-gold, southern Portugal)


June 22, 2015 Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (AVU:TSXV) and Lowell Copper Ltd. (JDL:TSXV) have signed an option agreement to explore the Alvito iron-oxide-copper-gold (“IOCG”) project in southern Portugal. Lowell Copper can earn up to an 80% interest in the project by incurring total exploration expenditures on the project of US$4.4 million and completing a pre-feasibility study … Continue reading Avrupa and Lowell Copper sign option agreement on Alvito Project (iron-oxide-copper-gold, southern Portugal)

Attending MINING ON TOP: AFRICA – London Summit in the next days


Anyone for a chat in London? I will be attending Mining on Top: Africa – London Summit, 24th-26th June, London, UK. I am especially focused on the development of deposits of diamonds (and other gems), tantalite and specialty metals, industrial rocks and minerals (including natural stone), pegmatites and carbonatites in Angola, Mozambique, Republic of Congo and DRC (but … Continue reading Attending MINING ON TOP: AFRICA – London Summit in the next days