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Carajas - Serra Sul iron ore mine

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Report summary

Serra Sul (also known as S11D) is a major new mining project being developed by Vale in its Northern System. The deposit is one of the largest undeveloped resources of high grade, direct shipping iron ore known in the world. The project is planned to have an annual production capacity of 90 million tonnes and a capital cost of US$14 billion. We expect it will have the lowest operating cost of all iron ore mines supplying the seaborne market.

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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 01/01/2017)
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Cash cost (US$/tonne)
  • Capital costs (US$ million)
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions

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