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Portugal Calls for Bids to Mine Gold, Silver in the Country

March 23, 2012

The Portuguese government announced the start of two tender requests for mining of precious metals in the country, including gold and silver.

Bids for three mining zones in Portugal’s southern towns of Mertola, Albernoa and Alcoutim will be solicited through an international tender process, Economy Minister Alvaro Santos Pereira said at a news conference in Lisbon today.

The government will also start a tender process for mining concessions in the northern town of Vila Pouca de Aguiar, the minister said.

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