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

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

Rubies from Mozambique – Field report published by GIA


I have had some involvement with mineral projects in Mozambique; I follow with attention news, especially on tantalum, diamonds – Diamonds discovered in Mozambique – Mustang Resources’ Save Project, coal – and rubies – Montepuez’ GEMFIELDS rubi mine – newest updates on the world’s single largest ruby and corundum deposit. I have just came across … Continue reading Rubies from Mozambique – Field report published by GIA

USGS Tantalum report (just published)


Two years ago I was involved in a very interesting tantalum project in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) – photo gallery here. I have since then followed with attention this metal’s market news (and its idiosyncrasies, being one of the 3TG minerals – subject to control under the conflict minerals framework). USGS just published a … Continue reading USGS Tantalum report (just published)

Montepuez’ GEMFIELDS rubi mine – newest updates on the world’s single largest ruby and corundum deposit


Discovered in 2009, Montepuez (Mozambique) is the world’s single largest ruby and corundum deposit. GEMFIELDS acquired a 75% interest in the concession in June 2011 from Mwiriti Lda. Montepuez Ruby Mining Lda (“MRM”) is the project operator and a joint venture between Gemfields and Mwiriti Lda. GEMFIEDLS released two documents on Montepuez by SRK Consulting. A … Continue reading Montepuez’ GEMFIELDS rubi mine – newest updates on the world’s single largest ruby and corundum deposit