This is an introductory course on the valuation of mineral assets, focusing on:
This is an entry level course on the valuation and reporting of mineral assets (exploration through to active mining assets).
The international standards and guidelines on resources and reserves reporting are presented, especially the ones concerning the public reports of mineral assets valuation.
The course also presents the methods accepted for the valuation of the several types of mineral properties (exploration, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and operating mines).
The course is based on a heavy use of practical cases – analyzed and discussed by the students as a means to explore ways to solve real problems, question the methods’ underpinnings and consolidate the grasp of their theoretical and methodological basis.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own data and problems to discuss during the course.
The course is presented in two segments in one day.
Type of training
The course is combining classroom lectures, computer-based work, group work as well as self study.
Objectives and outcome
Participants in the course will learn to:
Early stage graduate and post-graduate geology and mining students aiming to pursue a career in mining finance.
His current professional activity revolves around Economic Geology (primarily) and Data Analysis. He is currently partner and general manager of Sínese, a specialized consulting company created in 1995.
His professional activity in the field of Economic Geology has been diversified, although most major projects are related to diamond deposits in Angola and Brazil, precious and base metals (Au, Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag, Sn, Fe, Nb – Ta, Mn) and industrial minerals and natural stone in Portugal, Republic of Congo, and Brazil and other mineral resources elsewhere (oil, underground water, etc.).
He holds degrees in Mining Engineering (Applied Geology), Engineering Geology (MSc), Business Administration (MBA) and Engineering Sciences (PhD) and a postdoc in Mining Engineering.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology and holds the qualifications of European Engineer – EUR ING, European Geologist – EUR GEOL and he is a Senior Engineer (Ordem dos Engenheiros).