Diamonds and media; the newest distortion of facts


Diamonds are fascinating; unlike any other precious mineral they draw our attention. It is not first time diamond has been used to stir common people’s imagination. I remember a few relatively recent: either about diamonds raining within meteorites or about giant diamonds in the nucleus of stars were; in both cases news distorted scientific information to get the attention of masses … Continue reading Diamonds and media; the newest distortion of facts

Montepuez’ GEMFIELDS rubi mine – newest updates on the world’s single largest ruby and corundum deposit


Discovered in 2009, Montepuez (Mozambique) is the world’s single largest ruby and corundum deposit. GEMFIELDS acquired a 75% interest in the concession in June 2011 from Mwiriti Lda. Montepuez Ruby Mining Lda (“MRM”) is the project operator and a joint venture between Gemfields and Mwiriti Lda. GEMFIEDLS released two documents on Montepuez by SRK Consulting. A … Continue reading Montepuez’ GEMFIELDS rubi mine – newest updates on the world’s single largest ruby and corundum deposit

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