Of lions, diamonds and nymphs (Angola trip, last week)


I have just finished an exploratory trip to a new alluvial project in Lunda Norte. Travelled by dirt road from Saurimo to Lucapa between the Luachimo and Chiumbe rivers and back on the “normal” road (Lucapa – Luó – Saurimo, in between the Luachimo and Chicapa rivers). It’s a land of lions, diamonds and nymphs, … Continue reading Of lions, diamonds and nymphs (Angola trip, last week)

In Maputo (Mozambique) next week


I will be in Maputo (Mozambique) next week (Monday to Wednesday, the 4th to the 6th April), focused on the country’s mineral industry. It’s a short stay and, unfortunately, limited to Maputo but it’s an opportunity to meet an talk about exploration and mining projects and opportunities (especially about, but not limited to, gems and diamonds, tantalite and … Continue reading In Maputo (Mozambique) next week

It’s a time of exceptional diamonds


Exceptional diamonds are forever and the last few months have been an epoch of new exceptional diamonds. In the wake of the discoveries in Botswana (Lucara Diamonds Karowe kimberlite south lobe – the 1,111 ct Type IIa Lesedi La Rona and several other large diamonds) and in Angola (Lucapa Diamond Company – 404 ct recovered … Continue reading It’s a time of exceptional diamonds

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 … Continue reading Going to PDAC – meet and talk

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