Angolan diamonds: into the XXI century


If you’re interested in (exploring for and mining) diamonds in Angola (or elsewhere), I and José Abranches will be talking on the subject in an Ore Deposits Hub webinar.We’ll make a (perhaps not that) short presentation, introducing the Angolan deposits and their classical genetical models and the global and local factors impacting the development of … Continue reading Angolan diamonds: into the XXI century

SME Guide For Reporting Exploration Information, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves


The 2017 SME Guide for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Reserves has been adopted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) and is therefore strongly recommended to be used by members of this organization. The Guide is recommended as a minimum standard for reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral … Continue reading SME Guide For Reporting Exploration Information, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves

Transition into a new mobility: US National Academies perspectives


The trend towards electrification, especially in mobility, is a major priority in the European Union.  Electrical networks’ management, batteries’ technologies and raw materials  – e.g. Co, Li and REE, generally considered critical by the EU, US and Japan and lifecycle CO2 emissions of electrical vehicles are now core issues the European Union and the focus of … Continue reading Transition into a new mobility: US National Academies perspectives

2017 diamond flows and what lies ahead


IDEX just reported on the 2017 Diamond Pipeline in the latest number of their online magazine. The 2017 update of IDEX’s conceptual map is an insert of a wider analysis of the current state of the diamond industry. It’s always worthwhile to read informed analysis; don’t miss it at http://www.idexonline.com/Magazine.html. IDEX’s Magazine view is somber, considering 2017 … Continue reading 2017 diamond flows and what lies ahead

gold, gold, gold, crypto coins, blockchain and diamonds


What happened, what may happen For those interested in the yellow metal, the World Gold Council recently released two documents on the 2017 gold market events and on the outlook for 2018. We all now how forecasts work (I have just read and quote “if you have to forecast, forecast a lot“). Even so, the … Continue reading gold, gold, gold, crypto coins, blockchain and diamonds