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
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
Everyone has lists (well, some more than others…). This is a good one to start looking (well, reading).
RALUCA STOICA Monday evening a crowd of gemstone lovers showed up to celebrate Gemfields‘ new tabletop book, “Emerald” and the new advertising campaign showing actress Mila Kunis. She had spent seven days in Zambia earlier last year as she had been chosen global ambassador of Gemfields. “It’s really a luxury to own jewellery and gemstones. If … Continue reading Mila Kunis – The New 2014 Face and Global Ambassador of Gemfields
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
JUST PUBLISHED BY LNEG Mineral Occurrences – South of Portugal 400k map For all those interested in Portuguese mineral deposits, LNEG (the Portuguese Geological Survey), has just released a pdf version of Mineral Occurrences in the South of Portugal (400K scale). With a diverse geology and home to important metallogenic provinces – including but not limited … Continue reading Mineral Occurrences in the South of Portugal (400K scale map)