In Angola: updating report on the diamond industry


I am currently in Angola to update our report on the Angolan diamond industry. Drop me a line if you are in Luanda during the next couple of days and would like to discuss exploration or mining projects. The report will be available the first quarter 0f 2016; drop me a line if you are … Continue reading In Angola: updating report on the diamond industry

Portuguese 49% stake in SM Lucapa sold


The Portuguese Government just reached an agreement with ENDIAMA (state-owned Angolan diamond company) to sell SPE’s 49% share in SML – Sociedade Mineira do Lucapa (not to be confused with Lucapa Diamond Company – Lulo Project). The 49% share was sold by $ 130 million (121 M €). The Portuguese Government has an 81% share … Continue reading Portuguese 49% stake in SM Lucapa sold

Angola e Portugal – nos 40 anos de uma nova história


Aprendi a andar em Moçambique e a ler em Angola. Viajo com frequência para lá (em especial Angola, com nova viagem para daqui a uns dias). Sou da última geração que sente uma forte pertença àquelas terras (como a Timor, Guiné, Cabo Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe, Macau) e outras às quais por onde Portugal andou (talvez por … Continue reading Angola e Portugal – nos 40 anos de uma nova história

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