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.
My current professional activity revolves around Economic Geology (primarily) and Data Analysis. I am currently partner and general manager of Sínese, a consulting company created in 1995.
I coordinated and executed many exploration, evaluation and valuation of mineral projects in Angola, the Republic of Congo, Portugal, Brazil and Ecuador, among others.
I hold degrees in Mining Engineering (Applied Geology), Engineering Geology (MSc), Business Administration (MBA) and Engineering Sciences (PhD) and a postdoc in Mining Engineering.
I was born in Lisbon, Portugal in August 29, 1963. I currently live in Lisbon, Portugal; during my childhood I also lived in Mozambique and Angola. I am fluent in Portuguese (native language), English, Spanish and French.
I am a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology and I hold the qualifications of European Engineer – EUR ING, European Geologist – EUR GEOL and I am a Senior Engineer (Ordem dos Engenheiros).
I am member of the following professional societies and organizations: