Minas Centrais is a mining complex owned and operated by Vale with its western boundary located approximately 10 kilometres east of the city of Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The complex is comprised of one operating mine, Brucutu, two depleted ones, Gongo Soco and Água Limpa, and the Apolo project. Minas Centrais produces a mixture of fines, lump and concentrate products for the seaborne export market and Vale's pellet plants. In February 2019, a court in Minas Gerais state ordered Vale to suspend activities at the Laranjeiras dam at the Brucutu mine as a result of a high risk of failure presented by the structure. At the time of writing, the company was working towards reinstating the licence which would allow Brucutu to produce at its full capacity. Accordingly, Minas Centrais' overall production is set to drop by over 14% in 2019.