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Santa Rita Information

  • Safety 2015-10-10
    Since commencing operations, the mine has had a strong safety performance with a Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate of 1.58 for 2014. This strong performance is testament to the high priority and commitment given to safety by the operational team. Health and safety training programmes remain ongoing and are aimed at continuous improvement.
  • Santa Rita Deposit 2015-10-10
    The Santa Rita deposit comprises disseminated nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation with cobalt and platinum group element (PGE) credits. The deposit is up to 140m thick in places and averages 40m thick over a continuous strike length of more than 2km and 1km depth. Zones of thicker and more continuous ore are located in the north and south ends of the pit. Mirabela produces a high quality nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE concentrate with metal content of approximately 20% and an average nickel content of approximately 13-15%. The concentrate is sold in bulk to overseas customers via the port at Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil.
  • General 2015-05-10
    The Santa Rita Operation consists of a simple, low cost, open pit drill and blast, load and haul mining operation which feeds a conventional, low technology nickel sulphide concentration plant. The expected mine life is approximately 20 years remaining reserves, based on the current ore reserves. The operation is well located, close to key infrastructure, including power, water and transport. It is approximately 260km southwest of Salvador, the capital of Bahia in Brazil, approximately 6km from the town of Ipiau, which supplies the majority of the operation's workers and 140km from Ilheus, one of the deepwater ports from which Mirabela exports its nickel concentrate. The other port being Salvador.

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Nearby Location News

  • Largo again setting new production records at Maracás Menchen mine 2016-10-04
    Canadian vanadium producer Largo Resources is again setting new production records at its Maracás Menchen mine, in Bahia, Brazil. After production was marginally lower than expected, owing to instrumentation issues with the deammoniator in the beginning of the month, output has bounced back to a new September record of 806 t vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) – 5 t more than the previous record set in June.
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  • Largo secures equity funds for Maracás 2016-01-21
    Vanadium producer nets financing and meets debt pact requirements
  • Largo racks-up daily production record of 110% capacity 2015-08-26
    Vanadium producer Largo Resources has achieved two new production records over consecutive days this week at its Maracas Menchen mine, in Brazil, and expects continued growth. The Bahia-state project achieved a new daily production record on Monday of 27 t of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5), which represented about 102% of the plant's daily design capacity.
  • Largo racks-up daily production record of 110% capacity 2015-08-26
    Vanadium producer Largo Resources has achieved two new production records over consecutive days this week at its Maracas Menchen mine, in Brazil, and expects continued growth. The Bahia-state project achieved a new daily production record on Monday of 27 t of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5), which represented about 102% of the plant's daily design capacity.

Santa Rita News

  • Mirabela enters liquidation as Santa Rita fails to attract bid 2016-06-15
    The Santa Rita mine of collapsed Australian junior Mirabela Nickel in Brazil has failed to attract an acceptable bid, resulting in the company being placed in liquidation. Receivers of Mirabela, which entered administration in September last year, started a sale process for the mine in October last year, but the company reported on Wednesday that the process did not result in any offers that were capable of acceptance.
  • ASX: Reduction in Mine Production Output 2015-10-29
  • Mirabela goes into administration 2015-09-25
    ASX-listed Mirabela Nickel on Friday announced the appointment of administrators as tough market conditions persisted. Mirabela told shareholders that the administrators would seek to progress discussions with financiers to put in place funding arrangements or restructuring options to alleviate the liquidity challenges currently being faced by the company’s Santa Rita mine, in Brazil.

Related News

  • Mirabela enters liquidation as Santa Rita fails to attract bid 2016-06-15
    The Santa Rita mine of collapsed Australian junior Mirabela Nickel in Brazil has failed to attract an acceptable bid, resulting in the company being placed in liquidation. Receivers of Mirabela, which entered administration in September last year, started a sale process for the mine in October last year, but the company reported on Wednesday that the process did not result in any offers that were capable of acceptance.
  • ASX: Reduction in Mine Production Output 2015-10-29
  • Mirabela goes into administration 2015-09-25
    ASX-listed Mirabela Nickel on Friday announced the appointment of administrators as tough market conditions persisted. Mirabela told shareholders that the administrators would seek to progress discussions with financiers to put in place funding arrangements or restructuring options to alleviate the liquidity challenges currently being faced by the company’s Santa Rita mine, in Brazil.

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