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Serra Norte (Northern System) iron ore mine

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23 January 2019

Serra Norte (Northern System) iron ore mine

Report summary

Serra Norte is a large surface mine owned and operated by Vale located in the state of Pará, Brazil. Mining at Serra Norte started in 1985 and the integrated mine/rail/port system has a production capacity of over 140 Mtpa from three main open-pit mining areas (N4W, N4E and N5), an ore beneficiation plant and a dedicated rail line. In 2018, Vale approved a sustaining investment at Serra Norte aimed at recovering pellet feed from its tailings dams located in the Northern System. The so-called Gelado Project has its start-up scheduled for H2 2021 and is expected to reduce Serra Norte's overall opex and capex.

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 13 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Detail Map
  • Participation
  • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2019)
  • Production
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Cash cost (US$/tonne)
  • Cash cost
  • Capital costs (US$ million)
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions
  • Operations: Table 1

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