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Carajas Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    The Carajas Mine is the world's largest iron ore mine and is located in the state of Para in Northern Brazil. Fully owned by Brazilian miner Vale (CVRD), the mine holds 7.2 billion metric tons of iron ore in proven and probable reserves. The Carajas region boasts the richest reserves and concentrations of iron ore anywhere in the world and was discovered entirely by accident in the late 60s when a US Steel Helicopter was forced to land on a hill in the area to refuel. Surveyors on board noted the baron state of the hill and subsequently discovered that the iron content was as high as 66%. Other mineral deposits were discovered later; Carajas is rich not only in iron ore but also ores for manganese, copper, tin, aluminium and even gold.

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  • Vale says rail delay limits new iron-ore mine output to 75mt 2016-09-20
    Brazil's Vale said on Monday output from its new S11D iron-ore mine in the Amazon region will be limited to 83 percent of full capacity as efforts to preserve cash and limit transport disruptions crimp a needed railway expansion. The $14.3 billion project, Vale's biggest-ever investment, was widely expected to produce up to 90 million metric tonnes a year of iron-ore - the key ingredient in steelmaking - after a two-year ramp-up scheduled to begin by year-end.
  • Vale says rail delay limits new iron mine output to 75m tonnes 2016-09-20
    Brazil's Vale said on Monday output from its new S11D iron-ore mine in the Amazon region will be limited to 83 percent of full capacity as efforts to preserve cash and limit transport disruptions crimp a needed railway expansion. The $14.3 billion project, Vale's biggest-ever investment, was widely expected to produce up to 90 million metric tonnes a year of iron-ore - the key ingredient in steelmaking - after a two-year ramp-up scheduled to begin by year-end.
  • Brazil grants Vale licence for Amazon iron-ore mine rail branch 2016-09-17
    Brazil granted Vale a ten-year licence to operate a 101-km branch line connecting its $14.3-billion S11D iron-ore mine project in the Amazon jungle to the Carajas Railway, the company said in a statement on Friday. The Carajas Railway branch will allow Vale, the world's largest iron ore exporter, to haul S11D's output to the Port of Ponta da Madeira in Sao Luis, Brasil to ships that will load the product for export.
  • Silver Wheaton increases gold consolidation deal to 75% 2016-08-02
    Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Silver Wheaton Cayman (SWC), dual-listed silver miner Silver Wheaton is acquiring an additional amount of gold equal to 25% of the life-of-mine gold production from Vale’s low-cost Salobo gold/copper mine, located in Brazil. This is in addition to Silver Wheaton’s 50% stake in Salobo gold production. SWC will pay an upfront cash consideration of $800-million for the increased gold stream and the ten-million Silver Wheaton common share purchase warrants previously issued will be amended to reduce the strike price from $65 a share to $43.75 apiece.
  • ASX: Commercial Production Declared 2016-07-03

Carajas News

  • Brazil grants Vale licence for Amazon iron-ore mine rail branch 2016-09-17
    Brazil granted Vale a ten-year licence to operate a 101-km branch line connecting its $14.3-billion S11D iron-ore mine project in the Amazon jungle to the Carajas Railway, the company said in a statement on Friday. The Carajas Railway branch will allow Vale, the world's largest iron ore exporter, to haul S11D's output to the Port of Ponta da Madeira in Sao Luis, Brasil to ships that will load the product for export.
  • Brazil's Vale says starts tests at its biggest ever iron-ore mine 2016-02-17
    Brazil's Vale, the world's largest iron-ore producer, said Wednesday that it began testing equipment at its $14.4-billion S11D mine at its massive Carajas complex, in the Brazilian Amazon. The mine is the company's largest ever. Tests began with the 9.5-km conveyor belt that takes iron-ore from the mine's opencut pit to its processing facility, said Jamil Sebe, head of iron-ore project implementation for the company's Amazon iron assets.

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  • IFC close to $2.7bn debt refinancing for Mozambique's Nacala railway 2016-10-07
    The International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank, expects to close a $2.7-billion debt refinancing for the Nacala Corridor railway project in Mozambique early next year, a senior IFC official said on Friday. The refinancing could help to ease balance sheet pressure on Brazilian miner Vale which is developing the railway and a coal mine in the region.
  • Vale says rail delay limits new iron mine output to 75m tonnes 2016-09-20
    Brazil's Vale said on Monday output from its new S11D iron-ore mine in the Amazon region will be limited to 83 percent of full capacity as efforts to preserve cash and limit transport disruptions crimp a needed railway expansion. The $14.3 billion project, Vale's biggest-ever investment, was widely expected to produce up to 90 million metric tonnes a year of iron-ore - the key ingredient in steelmaking - after a two-year ramp-up scheduled to begin by year-end.
  • Vale says rail delay limits new iron-ore mine output to 75mt 2016-09-20
    Brazil's Vale said on Monday output from its new S11D iron-ore mine in the Amazon region will be limited to 83 percent of full capacity as efforts to preserve cash and limit transport disruptions crimp a needed railway expansion. The $14.3 billion project, Vale's biggest-ever investment, was widely expected to produce up to 90 million metric tonnes a year of iron-ore - the key ingredient in steelmaking - after a two-year ramp-up scheduled to begin by year-end.
  • Brazil grants Vale licence for Amazon iron-ore mine rail branch 2016-09-17
    Brazil granted Vale a ten-year licence to operate a 101-km branch line connecting its $14.3-billion S11D iron-ore mine project in the Amazon jungle to the Carajas Railway, the company said in a statement on Friday. The Carajas Railway branch will allow Vale, the world's largest iron ore exporter, to haul S11D's output to the Port of Ponta da Madeira in Sao Luis, Brasil to ships that will load the product for export.
  • Brazil's Coelho says Samarco may resume operations subject to conditions 2016-09-15
    Brazil's Samarco Mineração will be able to resume iron-ore mining operations should co-owners Vale and BHP Billiton come through with promised investments, Mining and Energy Minister Fernando Coelho said on Thursday. Samarco had operations halted last November, when a tailings dam at the mine burst and unleashed a mud flow that killed 19 people, left hundreds homeless and polluted a major river.

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