|Request for prospection|
|Contract for prospection|
|Request for exploration|
|Contract for exploration|
|Public tender (Lithium Working Group)|
The Mapa do Minério shows the areas pulled from the Diário da República (DR), where requests and concessions of the Portuguese mining sector are circulated to the public. Also displayed are the zones recommended for prospection and eventual future exploration by the Lithium Working Group in their report published 3/2017 (please see the 'note' below). Considering the areas published in the DR (dre.pt), all kinds of publication types (requests for prospection, cencession contracts, etc.) and minerals (from arsenic to zinc, including lithium, but also more common substances like clay or sand) have been included.
7th version, 17.10.2019
DR publications between 1/2013 - 17/10/2019.
6th version, 12.7.2019
5th version, 24.6.2019
DR publications between 1/2013 - 24/6/2019. English edition. Inclusion of the concession C-100 (CC-DM-032) "Mina do Barroso", published in DR 131/2006 10.7.2006.
4th version, 7.6.2019
DR publications between 1/2013 - 7/6/2019. Correct representation of the 'exclusion zones' in the polygons. Optional mode for satellite imagery e minor UI treaks.
3rd version, 24.5.2019
DR publications between 1/2013 - 24/5/2019. Added polygon surface in km² (calculated independent from the value published in the DR).
2nd version, 13.5.2019
DR publications between 1/2016 - 5/2019.
Release version, 13.5.2019
DR publications between 1/2017 - 5/2019.
For technical reasons the data extracted from dre.pt may have errors. Processing was done with care, but obviously I cannot assume any responsibility for their correctness. If you have any geo data that should be included or find bugs please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 9 zones published in the 3/2017 report (ch. IV, p.1) of the 'Lithium' Working Group have been traced manually. The boundaries have thus a mean error of 1-3 km. The Working Group zones have been announced to be part of a public tender, to be launched by the Portuguese Government in late 2019 (announcement by Mário Rui Machado Leite, LNEG, public session in Nelas 25/7/2019). The coordinates in the publications of dre.pt have been transformed from the national coordinate systems to WGS 84 by using PROJ.4 library, using the geospatial references available on spatialreference.org.
This project and the included geoJSON/KMZ files are published as open source, under the ISC license referenced below. You are free to pull them from the GitHub repository to derive your own data or representations.
Copyright 2019, Nik Völker
Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this data for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
THE DATA IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS DATA INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS DATA.