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Esperanca iron ore mine

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Ferrous Resources was formed in February 2007, focused at the time on the acquisition of under-capitalised and under-exploited iron ore resources in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero (QF) region of Minas Gerais state in Brazil. Given Esperanca's comparatively high cost position, Ferrous decided to shut down its operations in 2015. Ore from Esperanca undergoes a fairly rigorous beneficiation process because of the low raw ore grade and high levels of impurities, particularly silica. This ultimately gives rise to high processing costs.

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

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  • 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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