Dredging 2016 – IADC report


IADC’s review of the global dredging market, Dredging in Figures, is published annually. Released in September 2017, this edition focuses on the international dredging industry’s revenue for 2016. The report (just click the link) highlights essential information about the dredging industry, divided into three sections – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) that includes sustainability, emissions and … Continue reading Dredging 2016 – IADC report

Gold trends last year


For those that missed it, World Gold Council released a report a few days ago about the gold trends in 2016. World Gold Council report highlights: 2016 was the second best year for ETFs on record. Global demand for gold-backed ETFs and similar products was 531.9t – the highest since 2009. Q4 saw outflows. The gold … Continue reading Gold trends last year

CIBJO Diamond Commission Special Report (synthetics and inclusion mapping technologies)


CIBJO released a Diamond Commission Special Report (SEPTEMBER 7, 2016). The report (cibjo-special-report-2016-diamond-commission) discusses two important developments: Synthetic diamonds. The report reiterates standards introduced by CIBJO to clearly distinguish between natural and man-made gems. These essentially were adopted (in general) by the International Standards Organisation in 2015, when it released ISO International Standard 18323 (specifies a set of … Continue reading CIBJO Diamond Commission Special Report (synthetics and inclusion mapping technologies)

The Portuguese mineral industry – update


Portugal has a long tradition in the mining industry (in our European heartland and, during our long and rich History, in other territories in South America, Africa, Asia). Romans mined (gold and other metals, natural stone) in what is now the Portuguese territory and before them the Celts and Phoenicians. The  Portuguese mining industry is now built around three main … Continue reading The Portuguese mineral industry – update