Scientific Interests
Ore-Forming Processes and Plate Tectonics; Geology and Genesis of Ore Deposits; Hydrothermal Geochemistry; Geochemical Exploration; Mineralogy; Geochemistry and Fluid/Rock Interaction.

Main Publications

Carvalho, J.; Lopes, C.; Mateus, A.; Martins, L.; Goulão, M. (2018). Planning the future exploitation of ornamental stones in Portugal using a weighed multi-dimensional approach. Resources Policy (in press),

Lopes, C.; Lisboa, V.; Carvalho, J.; Mateus,A.; Martins, L. (2018). Challenges to access and safeguard mineral resources for Society; a case study of kaolin in Portugal. Land Use Policy 79, 263-284,

Codeço, M.; Mateus, A., Figueiras, J.; Rodrigues, P.; Gonçalves, L. (2018). Development of the Ervidel-Roxo and Figueirinha-Albernoa volcanic sequences in the Iberian pyrite Belt, Portugal: Metallogenic and geodynamic implications. Ore Geology Reviews 98: 80-108,

Bobos, I.; Noronha, F.; Mateus, A. (2018). Fe-, Fe,Mn- and Fe,Mg-chlorite: A genetic linkage to W, (Cu,Mo) mineralization in the magmatic-hydrothermal system at Borralha, northern Portugal. Min. Mag. 82(S1): S259-S279,

Gonçalves, M.A.; Mateus, A.; Pinto, F.; Vieira, R. (2018). Using multifractal modelling, singularity mapping, and geochemical indexes for targeting buried mineralization: application to the W-Sn Panasqueira ore-system, Portugal. J. Geochemical Exploration 189, 42-53, doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.07.008

Mateus, A., Lopes, C., Martins, L., Carvalho, J. (2017). Towards a multi-dimensional methodology supporting a safeguarding decision on the future access to mineral resources”, Mineral Economics, doi: 10.1007/s13563-017-0114-y

Jesus, A.P.; Mateus, A.; Munhá, J.M.; Tassinari, C.G.C.; Bento dos Santos, T.M.; Benoit, M. (2016). Evidence for underplating in the genesis of the Variscan synorogenic Beja Layered Gabbroic Sequence (Portugal) and related mesocratic rocks. Tectonophysics 683(30), 148-171, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.001

Mateus, A.; Munhá, J.M.; Ribeiro, A.; Tassinari C.C.G.; Sato, K.; Pereira, E.; Santos, J.F. (2016). U–Pb SHRIMP zircon dating of high-grade rocks from the Upper Allochthonous Terrane of Bragança and Morais Massifs (NE Portugal); geodynamic consequences. Tectonophysics 675(22), 23-49, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.048

Tassinari, C.C.G.; Mateus, A.; Velásquez, M.E.; Munhá, J.; Lobato, L.M.; Bello, R.M.; Chiquini A.P.; Campos, W.F. (2015). Geochronology and thermochronology of gold mineralization in the Turmalina deposit, NE of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero Region, Brazil. Ore Geology Reviews 67, 386-381, doi:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.12.013

Mateus, A.; Carvalho, M.R.; Nunes, J.C.; Carvalho, J.M. (2015). Influence of wall rock alteration and fluid mixing mechanisms in the chemistry of thermal fluids and mud-pool sediments at Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande (S. Miguel Island, Azores). Environmental Earth Sciences 73 (6), 2809-2831, doi: 10.1007/s12665-014-3439-7.

Carvalho, M.R; Mateus, A.; Nunes J.C.; Carvalho, J.M. (2015). Origin and chemical nature of the thermal fluids at Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande (Fogo Volcano, S. Miguel Island, Azores). Environmental Earth Sciences 73 (6), 2793-2808, doi:10.1007/s12665-014-3585-y

Luz, F.; Mateus A.; Matos, J.X.; Gonçalves, M.A. (2014). Cu, Zn and Pb geochemistry data from the NE domain of the Iberiam Pyrite Belt in Portugal; implication for mineral exploration. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, and Analysis 14 (4), 341-358, doi: 10.1144/geochem2012-196

Mateus A.; Riccomini C.; Ferreira E.J.; Tassinari C.C.G. (2014). Permian-Triassic maturation and multistage migration of hydrocarbons in the Assistência Formation (Irati Subgroup), Paraná Basin, Brazil: implications for the exploration model. Brazilian Journal of Geology 44(3): 355-360, doi:10.5327/Z2317-4889201400030002

Jesus A.; Mateus A.; Munhá J., Tassinari C.C.G. (2014). Internal architecture and Fe-Ti-V oxide ore genesis in a Variscan synorogenic layered mafic intrusion, the Beja Layered Gabbroic Sequence (Portugal). Lithos 190: 111-136. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.12.001

Luz, F.; Mateus A.; Matos, J.X.; Gonçalves, M.A. (2013). Cu- and Zn-soil anomalies in the NE border of the South Portuguese Zone (Iberian Variscides, Portugal) identified by multifractal and geostatistical analyses. Natural Resources Research 23 (2), 195-215, doi: 10.1007/s11053-013-9217-5

Jesus A.P., Mateus A., Gonçalves M.A., Munha J. (2013). Multi-fractal modelling and spatial Cu-soil anomaly analysis along the southern border of the Iberian Terrane in Portugal. J. Geochem. Exploration 126, 23-44, doi:10-1016/j.gexplo.2012.12.010

Duarte P., Silva L., Mateus A., Araújo M.F., Reis M., Trindade R., Paiva I. (2013). Radiological and geochemical characteristics of an ultramafic massif (NE Portugal) regarding the site aptness to host a near surface repository for low and intermediate level radwaste. Environ. Earth Sci. 68(2), 547-557,  doi:10.1007/s12665-012-1758-0

Luz F., Mateus A., Matos J.X., Gonçalves M.A. (2012). Geochemistry of stream sediments southwards of the SW Variscan suture in Portugal (Guadiana and Chança river basins): insights into element anomalies of variable origin and intensity. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121(3), 137-150.

Rute S., Mateus A., Inverno C. (2012). Mineralizações de magnetite e sulfuretos de Monges (Santiago do Escoural, Montemor-o-Novo), Vale de Pães (Cuba-Vidigueira) e Orada (Pedrógão, Serpa): síntese de ensaio comparativo. Boletim de Minas 47(1), 29-32.

Reis M., Dung H. M., Mateus A., Paiva I., Freitas M.C., Madruga M.J., Gonçalves M. A., Silva L., Dionísio I. (2012). Characterization of Geomaterials from NE Portugal using k0-based Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (k0-INAA) and Gamma Spectrometry Methods. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 294(3), 363-369, doi:10.1007/s10967-012-1613-5

Matos J.X., Martins A., Rego M., Mateus A., Pinto A., Figueiras J., Silva E. (2011). Roman slag mine wastes distribution in the Portuguese sector of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. Actas V Cong. Int. Minería y Metalurgia Históricas SW Europeo, León, Libro Homenaje a Claude Domergue, Eds. J.M. Mata-perelló, L.T. Iabat, M.N.F. Prieto, SEDPGYM Spain, 563-572.

Pous J., Poyatos D.M., Heise W., Monteiro Santos F., Galindo-Zaldívar J., Ibarra P., Pedrera A., Ruiz-Constán A., Anahnah F., Gonçalves R., Mateus A. (2011). Constraints on the crustal structure of the internal Variscan Belt in SW Europe: a magnetotelluric transect along the eastern part of Central Iberian Zone (Iberian Massif): J. Geophys. Res. 116, B02103, doi:10.1029/2010JB007538

Carvalho M.R., Mateus A., Nunes J.C., Carvalho J.M. (2011). Chemistry of the Ferraria thermal water, S. Miguel Island, Azores: mixing and precipitation processes. J. Environmental Earth Sci., 64: 539-547 doi:10.1007/s12665-010-0877-8

Duarte P., Mateus A., Paiva I., Santos P., Trindade R. (2011). Usefulness of systematic in situ gamma-ray surveys in the radiometric characterization of natural systems with poorly-contrasting geological features (examples from northern Portugal). Appl. Radiat. Isotopes, 69: 463–474, doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2010.10.002

Mateus A., Pinto A., Alves L.C., Matos J.X., Figueiras J., Neng N (2011). Roman and modern slag at S. Domingos mine (IPB, Portugal): compositional features and implications for their long-term stability and potential re-use. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 8 (1/2): 133-159.

Andrade E., Madruga M.J., Bobos I., Paiva M.I., Maia F., Mateus A., Trindade R., Freitas M.C., Gonçalves M.A. (2010). Characterization of Portuguese geomaterials, the clay component of rañas, as potential liners for low and intermediate radioactive disposal sites. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 286: 777-783 doi:10.1007/s10967-010-0715-1

Salgueiro R., Inverno C., Mateus A. (2010). Main characteristics and génesis of the Vale de Pães skarn (Cuba-Vidigueira. Ossa Morena Zone, Portugal). Estudios Geológicos, 66 (1): 65-74, doi:10.3989/egeol.40150.101

Ribeiro A., Munhá J., Fonseca P.E., Araújo A., Pedro J.C., Mateus A., Tassinari C., Machado G., Jesus A. (2010). Variscan Ophiolite Belts in the Ossa-Morena Zone (Southwest Iberia): geological characterization and geodynamic significance. Gondwana Research 17, 408-421, doi:10.1016/

Ribeiro A., Romão J., Pereira E., Fonseca P., Rodrigues J., Mateus A., Noronha F., Dias R. (2009). Interplate versus intraplate strike-slip deformed belts: examples from SW Iberia. Trabajos de Geología, Universidad de Oviedo, 29: 671-677

Ribeiro A., Munhá J., Dias R., Mateus A., Pereira E., Ribeiro M.L., Fonseca P., Araújo A., Oliveira J.T., Romão J., Chaminé H., Coke C., Pedro J.C. (2009). Reply to the Comment on “Geodynamic Evolution of SW Europe Variscides” by M.F. Pereira, J.B. Silva and M. Chichorro. Tectonics, 28: TC4010, doi:10.1029/2009TC002488

Figueiras J., Gonçalves M.A., Mateus A., Marques F.O., Monteiro Santos F., Mota R. (2009). Initial stages of pollutants dispersion around municipal waste disposal facilities; a case study in northern Portugal. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 4 (3/4): 341-365.

Ribeiro A., Munhá J., Mateus A., Fonseca P., Pereira E., Noronha F., Romão J., Feliciano J., Castro P., Meireles C., Ferreira N. (2009). Mechanics of thick-skinned Variscan overprinting of Cadomian basement (Iberian Variscides). C. R. Geoscience, 341: 127-139

Silva P., Henry B., Marques F.O., Font E., Mateus A., Vegas R., Miranda J.M., Palomillo R., Palencia-Ortas A. (2008). Magma flow, exsolution processes and rock metasomatism in the Great Messejana-Plasencia Dyke (Iberian Península). Geophysical Journal International: doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03920.x

Muñoz G., Mateus A., Pous J., Heise W., Monteiro Santos F., Almeida E. (2008). Unravelling middle-crust conductive layers in Palaeozoic Orogens through 3D modelling of magnetotelluric data; the Ossa-Morena Zone case study (SW Iberian Variscides). Journal of Geophysical Research: doi:10.1029/2007JB004987

Ribeiro A., Munhá J., Dias R., Mateus A., Pereira E., Ribeiro M.L., Fonseca P., Araújo A., Oliveira J.T., Romão J., Chaminé H., Coke C., Pedro J.C. (2007). Geodynamic evolution of the SW Europe Variscides. Tectonics, 26: doi:10.1029/2006/TC002058

Jesus A., Munhá J., Mateus A., Tassinari C., Nutman A.P. (2007). The Beja Layered Gabbroic Sequence (Ossa-Morena Zone, Southern Portugal): geochronology and geodynamic implications. Geodinamica Acta, 20(3): 139-157.

Vieira da Silva N., Mateus A., Monteiro Santos F. A., Almeida E.P., J. Pous (2007). 3D electromagnetic imaging of a Palaeozoic plate-tectonic boundary segment in SW Iberian Variscides (S Alentejo, Portugal). Tectonophysics, 445: 98-115.

Monteiro Santos F.A., Mateus A., Figueiras J., Gonçalves M.A. (2006). Mapping groundwater contamination around a landfill facility using the VLF-EM method; a case study. J. Applied Geophysics, 60: 115-125.

Silva P.F., Henry B., Marques F.O., Mateus A., Madureira P., Lourenço N., Miranda J. (2006). Variation of magnetic properties in sedimentary rocks hosting the Foum Zguid dyke (Southern Morocco); combined effects of re-crystallization and Fe-metasomatism. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 241: 978-992.

Almeida E., Monteiro Santos F.A., Mateus A., Heise W., Pous J. (2005). Magnetotelluric measurements in SW Iberia: new data for the Variscan crustal structures. Geophysical Research Letters, 32: LO8312.

Mateus A., Araújo A., Gonçalves M.A., Matos J. (2005). Variscan overthrusting, fluid flow and the genesis of magnetite orebodies at Azenhas area (Pedrogão, Ossa-Morena Zone, SE Portugal). Bol. Geologico y Minero, 116(1): 3-22.

Marques F.O., Marques F.M., Mateus A., Figueiras J., Monteiro Santos F., Amaral H. (2005). The effectiveness of “clay” liners as basal isolation of landfills: a case study. Environmental Geology, 47: 1128-1137.

Represas P., Monteiro Santos F., Mateus A., Figueiras J., Barroso M., Martins R., Nolasco da Silva M., Oliveira V., Matos J.X. (2005). A case study of two and three-dimensional inversion of dipole-dipole data: the Enfermarias Zn-Pb(Ag, Sb, Au) prospect (Moura, Portugal). Near Surface Geophysics, 3(1): 21-31.

Mota R., Monteiro Santos F., Mateus A., Marques F.O., Gonçalves M.A., Figueiras J., Amaral H. (2004). Granite fracturing and incipient pollution beneath a recent landfill facility as detected by geoelectrical surveys. J. Applied Geophysics, 57: 11-22.

Silva P.F., Marques F.O., Henry B., Mateus A., Lourenço N., Miranda J.M. (2004). Preliminary results of a study of magnetic properties in the Foum-Zguid Dyke (Morocco). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 29: 909-920.

Tornos F., Inverno C.M.C., Casquet C., Mateus A., Ortiz G., Oliveira V. (2004).  Metallogenic evolution of the Ossa Morena Zone. Journal of Iberian Geology, 30: 143-181.

Jesus A., Mateus A., Waerenborgh J.C., Figueiras J., Cerqueira Alves L., Oliveira V. (2003). Hypogene titanian, vanadian maghemitic in reworked oxide cumulates in the Beja layered gabbro complex (Odivelas, Southeastern Portugal). Canadian Mineralogist, 41: 1105-1124.

Dias R., Mateus A., Ribeiro A. (2003). Strain partitioning in transpressive shear zones in the southern branch of the Variscan Ibero-Armorican Arc. Geodinamica Acta, 16: 119-129.

Marques F.O., Mateus A., Tassinari C. (2002). The Late-Variscan fault network in Central-Northern Portugal: a re-evaluation. Tectonophysics, 359: 255-270.

Monteiro Santos F., Mateus A., Almeida E.P., Pous J., Mendes Victor L.A. (2002). Are some of the deep crustal conductive features found in SW Iberia caused by graphite? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 20: 353-367.

Waerenborgh J.C., Figueiras J., Mateus A., Gonçalves M.A. (2002). Nature and mechanism of ilmenite alteration: a Mössbauer and X-Ray diffraction study of oxidized ilmenite the Beja-Acebuches Ophiolite Complex (SE Portugal). Mineralogical Magazine, 66(3): 423-432.

Figueiras J., Mateus A., Gonçalves M.A., Waerenborgh J.C., Fonseca P. (2002). Geodynamical evolution of the South Variscan Iberian Suture as recorded by mineral transformations. Geodinamica Acta, 15: 45-61.

Waerenborgh J.C., Figueiras J., Mateus A., Gonçalves M.A. (2002). 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy study of the correlation between the Fe3+ content and the magnetic properties of natural Cr spinels. European Journal of Mineralogy, 14: 437-446.

Monteiro Santos F.A., Matos L., Almeida E., Mateus A., Matias H., Mendes-Victor L.A. (2002). Three-dimensional magnetotelluric modelling of the Vilariça depression (NE Portugal). J. Applied Geophysics, 49: 59-74.

Lourenço J., Mateus A., Coke C., Ribeiro A. (2002). The Penacova-Régua-Verin Fault Zone in the Telões region (Vila Pouca de Aguiar); some determinant features of its evolution in Late-Variscan times. Comun. Inst. Geol. e Mineiro, 89: 97-114.

Silva P.F., Marques F.O., Miranda J.M., Henry B., Mateus A. (2001) Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) constraints on Variscan obduction processes in the Bragança Massif (NE Portugal). Tectonophysics, 341: 95-119.

Gonçalves M.A., Mateus A., Oliveira V. (2001). Geochemical anomaly separation by multifractal modelling. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 72: 91-114.

Marques F.O., Mateus A., Amaral H., Gonçalves M.A., Tassinari C., Silva P., Miranda J.M. (2001). The Amares basin: an ENE-WSW graben formed by recent reactivation of the late-Variscan fracture network? Comun. Inst. Geol. e Mineiro, 88: 33-50.

Mateus A., Dias R., Coke C. (2001). Mechanisms and regimes of deformation in detrital metasedimentary rocks of Lower and Middle Ordovician of Central-Iberian Zone (Portugal). Comun. Inst. Geol. e Mineiro, 88: 79-98.

Mateus A., Jesus A.P., Oliveira V., Gonçalves M.A., Rosa C. (2000). Vanadiferous iron-titanium ores in Gabbroic Series of the Beja Igneous Complex (Odivelas, Portugal); remarks on their possible economic interest. Estudos, Notas e Trabalhos, Inst. Geol. e Mineiro, 43: 3-16.

Monteiro Santos F., Almeida E.P., Mateus A., Matias H. C., Matos L., Mendes-Victor L.A. (2000). Magnetotelluric study of a plio-quaternary tectonic depression: the Vilariça Basin (NE Portugal). J. Applied Geophysics 44: 1-14.

Mateus A., Figueiras J., Gonçalves M.A., Fonseca P. (1999). Evolving fluid circulation within the Beja-Acebuches Variscan Ophiolite Complex (SE Portugal). Ofioliti, 24/2 Sp. Iss: 269-282.

Mateus A., Oliveira V., Gonçalves M.A., Figueiras J., Fonseca P. (1998). General assessment on the metallogenetic potential of the Iberian Terrane Southern border. Estudos, Notas e Trabalhos, Inst. Geol. e Mineiro, 40:35-50.

Mateus A. (1997). A variabilidade composicional das micas potássicas dioctaédricas como indicador das condições P-T de deformação; ensaio de aplicação às fácies graníticas sinorogénicas adjacentes ao segmento Sul do troço transmontano da Falha da Vilariça. Gaia, 13: 9-41.

Ribeiro C.A., Mateus A., Barriga F.J.A.S. (1993). Gold mineralizations of the Escoural area (Montemor, Évora, Portugal). XII Reunião de Geologia do Oeste Peninsular, Universidade de Évora (Portugal), 1: 215-226.

Mateus A., Gonçalves M.A. (1993). Caracterização geométrica e distribuição fractal da fracturação adjacente à falha da Vilariça no sector da Quinta da Terrincha (NE Portugal). Gaia, 6: 43-58.

Ribeiro A., Mateus A., Dias R. (1991). A fractal approach to tectonic deformation. Comun. Serv. Geol. Portugal, 77: 53-58.