From Monday July 3 to Sunday July 9 12.00pm, HRD organizes a Summer Contest on their Social Media platforms to discover what a diamond symbolizes for our online community.

To participate, post an original photo or video about what a diamond symbolizes for you on your public Instagram account, and make us dream away with you!

The participant with the most original photo/video will win a 0,30 ct diamond graded by HRD Antwerp. The winner will be announced on HRD’s Instagram account on Thursday July 13.

How to participate?
Follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Follow HRD’s Instagram account and like their  Facebook page

2. Post a photo/video on Instagram about what a diamond symbolizes for you, with the hashtag #hrdantwerplovesdiamonds​

3. Make sure your Instagram profile is public until Thursday July 13

Good luck to all of you !


Chança River valley VMS cross section uncut video footage

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Chança River VMS deposit (Alentejo – Portugal, Iberian Pyrite Belt)

Last week I had the opportunity to document the Chança River valley VMS deposit cross section. This small outcropping deposit is located north of the old (now abandoned) São Domingos mine – Iberian Pyrite Belt.

The 5 min (uncut, 720p) video can be seen here (yes, I need to edit it as soon as I have some time – too many reports to write just now). It was captured in 4k resolution with a DJI Phantom IV Pro drone platform. The video was taken last week – May 9 – during a field visit to the location in the FIELD EXPLORATION WORKSHOP I – Hydrothermal alteration related with massive sulphide mineralization.

Additional photo gallery available here (just click the link), including pictures of the São Domingos mine.