Conflict minerals – Kimberley Process, Dodd-Frank and OECD Guidelines


Diamonds – old news This is a controversial issue, first introduced into mainstream media and politics in the early years of this millenium and popularized with 2006 Hollywood’s “Blood diamond” movie. As a result of public outcry, the Kimberley Process was created to control international trade in rough diamonds (a PR exercise of damage control … Continue reading Conflict minerals – Kimberley Process, Dodd-Frank and OECD Guidelines

JUST RELEASED: Kimberlite Provinces of Angola Map by Sínese


The Kimberlite Provinces of Angola Map has just been released (in pdf format, A1 size). To get it, just click this link or write me an e-mail (luischambel@sinese.pt). This map follows the release in last October of our report “One century of Angolan diamonds”, which you can still get here or writing me an e-mail. This is a project developed … Continue reading JUST RELEASED: Kimberlite Provinces of Angola Map by Sínese

The smiling future of jewellery according to McKinsey & Company


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

One century of Angolan diamonds – a report


One century of Angolan diamonds After many months of hard work, the report was released. The report organizes information about the Angolan diamond industry (the deposits, the mines and prospects, the global market, regulatory and economical settings and the key institutions). This information was previously either disperse, unpublished or only available in Portuguese language sources. … Continue reading One century of Angolan diamonds – a report