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  • Mining 2015-11-13
    The mine is accessible by public road. Conveyor belts transport iron ore to the beneficiation plant and a 396km slurry pipeline transports pellet feed to the pellet plants on the coast. Iron pellets are exported via private port facilities. There are two 396km iron ore slurry pipelines integrating the mining complex to pellet plants. With the addition of the third pellet plant expansion, Samarco has the capacity to process and pump a total of 24 million tons of ore concentrate a year and produce and ship approximately 21.6 million tons of pellets.
  • General 2015-05-10
    Part of the Samarco joint venture, the Germano deposit itself is almost depleted but the plant receives most of its ore from the Alegria mine further north. Concentrate is pumped via pipeline to the Point Ubu Pellet Plant and terminal at Esperito Santo.

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