Venue: Polytechnic Institute of Guarda

20th September

09:00 – 09:30h – Opening session
José Romão (Presidente da APG)
Álvaro Amaro (Presidente da CMG)
Constantino Mendes Rei (Presidente do IPG)
Maria Clara Silveira (Diretora da ESTG-IPG)
Ana Maria Antão (IPG)

09:30 – 10:15 Lithium market outlook in the world, Pablo Cortegoso (SRK)

10:15 – 11:00 Lithium Mineral Resources in Portugal and the present European and World Context, Luís Martins (ASSIMAGRA & LNEG)

11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15 Lithium ore deposits in Portugal – comparative analysis, Alexandre Lima (FCUP)

12:15 – 13:00 Exploration and definition of Mineral Resources in hard-rock lithium deposits, Romeu Vieira (EFG PE-MR)

13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 15:15 Understanding lithium in the context of the Iberian Variscan Belt, Rui Dias (UE)

15:15 – 16:30 Structural and paragenetic analysis of Li-bearing rocks and regions in Portugal, C. Leal Gomes (UM)

16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:30 – Overview of the GIS technological innovations applicable in the context of lithium deposits”, Rui Santos & Cátia Ramos (ESRI)

20:00 – Welcome Dinner

21st September

09:15 – 10:00 Lithium brine deposits: estimation of resources and reserves, Pablo Cortegoso (SRK)

10:00 – 10:45 Mineral processing – technological steps for the recovery and upgrading of mineral resources: the case of lithium, Machado Leite (LNEG)

10:45 – 11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00Styles and types of hydrothermal alteration in granitic pegmatites, Iuliu Bobos (FCUP)

12:00 – 12:45 Environmental monitoring in a lithium mine: the case of mine C-57 Gonçalo, Pedro Rodrigues (IPG)

12:45 – 14:15 – Lunch

14:15 – 15:15 Lithium Resources in Brazil: differences and similarities with PortugalAntonio Pedrosa-Soares (UFMG), Iran do Vale (SIGMA), Vinicius de Castro Paes (CPRM) & Alexandre Lima (FCUP)

15:15 – 16:00 Lithium in depleted or para-marginal deposits in Portuguese speaking countries – resources base and conceptual models, C. Leal Gomes (UM)

16:00 – 16:45 Enhancing Inland Tourism: The case of the Lithium mine C-57, Ana Paula Gerardo (IPT)

16:45 – 17:15 – Coffee Break

17:15 – 18:30 – Round Table: Can Portuguese lithium resources contribute to make Europe self-reliant?

20:00 – Traditional Dinner

22nd September

Field trip

1 – Gonçalo area – Visit to the Vela and Seixo Amarelo montebrasite – zinnwaldite pegmatites and strongly differentiated pegmatites of the LCT family bearing lepidolite, petalite, tourmaline, both intruded in sin to late-Variscan granites.

2 – Sátão region – Visit to the feldspar mine of Senhora de Assunção – mixed LCT/NYF beryl – phosphate pegmatite, in situ fractionated from a porphyritic late-Variscan granite.

3 – Vila Nova de Paiva region – Visit to Queiriga or Lagares do Estanho, a former tin-tungsten mine recently reestablished as a feldspar mine, which has since been appreciated for classification as a mining heritage site. The pegmatite, which was exploited, corresponds to a major sill body of LCT family, with petalite.


ASSIMAGRA – Mineral Resources Association of Portugal

CMG – Câmara Municipal da Guarda

CPRM – Brazil geological Survey

ESRI – Esri Portugal – Sistemas e Informação Geográfica, S.A.

EFG PE-MR – EFG Panel of Experts on Mineral Resources

ESTG-IPG – Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão do IPG

FCUP – Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto

IPG – Polytechnic Institute of Guarda

IPT – Polytechnic Institute of Tomar

LNEG – National Laboratory for Energy and Geology

SIGMA – SIGMA Mineração, Brasil

SRK – SRK Consulting

UE – University of Évora

UFMG – Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brasil

UM – University of Minho