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Carajas - Serra Norte iron ore mine

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Report summary

The Serra Norte mining complex is a large surface mining operation producing over 140 Mtpa of high-grade iron ore. Itis one of the largest and lowest cost iron ore mines in the world due to its large, high-grade and low-strip orebody.The integrated Carajas operation — which includes Serra Norte, Serra Sul and Serra Leste — is 100% owned by Vale and known as the Northern System.

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Summary
    • Key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
  • Sales contracts
  • Economic assumptions

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  • Detail Map
  • Production
  • Cash cost


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation
  • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2018)
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Cash cost (US$/tonne)
  • Capital costs (US$ million)
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions

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