Going to PDAC – meet and talk

A last minute decision – I am traveling to Toronto to attend PDAC 2016.

It’s the perfect place to meet and talk: Angola, Mozambique, Brazil and Portugal, diamond and other gems, Nb-Ta and other pegmatite minerals, tungsten, gold, ferrous and base metal deposits, industrial minerals, natural stone. Challenges and opportunities.

Where and when can we meet? luischambel@sinese.pt



Stornoway Announces Updated Renard Mineral Resource Estimate – September 2015

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) announces an update to the Renard Diamond Project Mineral Resource estimate – LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE).


  • A 16% increase in the Indicated Mineral Resources of Renard 2 to 21.6 million carats achieved through the conversion of Inferred Mineral Resources to 700 meters depth.
  • An 11% increase in the total Indicated Mineral Resources of the project (inclusive of the Mineral Reserve) to 30.2 million carats
  • New Inferred Mineral Resources at Renard 2 defined to 850 meters depth.
  • The inclusion of over 4 million tonnes of lower grade Renard 2 Country Rock Breccia (“CRB”) material in the Indicated Mineral Resource category for the first time.
  • Substantial new exploration potential at Renard 2 and Renard 3 identified to 1,250 meters depth, where both kimberlites are interpreted to retain sizeable widths and remain open.
  • Updated mine plan now under development to incorporate increased Indicated Mineral Resources.

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Support materials that illustrate the updated Renard Mineral Resource Estimate can be found on Stornoway’s website at www.stornowaydiamonds.com/English/our-business/renard-project/technical-resources/default.aspx. Stornoway will file a Technical Report for the Renard Diamond Project under National Instrument (“NI”) 43-101 – Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) within 45 days of this release.

To read the full original press release visit the Stornoway web site at: Stornoway Announces Updated Renard Mineral Resource Estimate.


Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (TSX:PGD) reports a 15 percent increase in the Inferred Mineral Resource estimate for the upper 250 metres of the CH-6 kimberlite pipe, and a 23 to 26 percent increase in the estimate of additional kimberlite tonnage at CH-6. The tonnage estimates for the CH-7 and CH-44 kimberlite pipes have also significantly increased by 35 to 51 percent and 10 to 56 percent respectively, both results of drill programs completed by the Company in 2014. The CH-6, CH-7 and CH-44 kimberlite pipes are located on Peregrine’s 100 percent-owned Chidliak project (“Chidliak”) on Baffin Island, 120 kilometres from Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, Canada.

Today’s full press release can be read here.

This information updates their initial May 2014 technical report, available at their site or in this blog’s REPORTS page.

Sínese is a Lisbon-based consulting and engineering company specialised in Economic Geology. For further information or advice on mineral projects (Angola, Mozambique, Portugal, Brazil or elsewhere), contact us at luischambel@sinese.pt or use the contact form.