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Vargem Grande - Aboboras iron ore mine

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Report summary

Aboboras is a conventional open cut mine and part of Vale's Vargem Grande complex ultimately falling under Vale's Southern System operations. The mine is located in Brazil's Quadrilátero Ferrífero (QF) region and is approximately 30 kilometres south east of Belo Horizonte Brazil. Production at Aboboras commenced in 2006 mining a small reserve of high grade hematite which sits above a much larger low grade itabirite deposit. The mine is now exploiting this lower quality ore and will produce up to 10 Mtpa of concentrate in addition to lump and fines.

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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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  • Production
  • Cash costs

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  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation
  • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2017)
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Cash costs
  • Capital costs
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions

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