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Itabira - Conceicao iron ore mine

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Conceicao is located on the north-east side of Vale's Itabira complex, located in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero (QF) region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. It produces a mix of fines and concentrate products for the export market. Conceicao's processing costs have increased over the past few years as result of higher amounts lower-quality itabirite ores being mined.Despite this, Conceicao's average total cash cost positions it in the first quartile of our global cost curve.

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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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  • Cash cost


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

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