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Minas Centrais - Brucutu iron ore mine

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Report summary

Brucutu is a large surface mine in Vale's Minas Centrais complex, located in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero (QF) region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The initial mining concession was issued in 1972 to the Caemi Group. Vale acquired the mine in 1992 from Mineracao Igapora who started operating the mine in 1985.Brucutu is Vale's largest mine outside the Northern System with a total cash cost thatpositions 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

Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:


  • Detail Map
  • Production
  • Cash costs


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

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