Fazenda Mocó Mine

Resource

36Mt 

Drilling campaign and expansion of developing resources

Production

50 kt per month
(lump & Sinter Feed)

 

Products

62% Fe Lump
58% Fe Lump
61% Fe Sinter feed 
 

Resource

Mina Mocó is located in the center of the state of Bahia, approximately 600km west of the city of Salvador. The mine is owned and operated by Brazil Iron Mineração LTDA, our 100% Brazilian subsidiary.
 
Production started at the mine in 2011/12 under an experimental mining license (Usage Guide - “UG”), at which point approximately 400 kt of high-grade DSO was extracted and sold to customers in Brazil, Europe and China. Production was suspended in 2014 to allow for a survey program to be carried out, with a view to expanding resources. Brazil Iron currently has two “UG”, totaling 600 thousand tons of annual production, valid for 3 years, and is rapidly advancing towards obtaining the Ordinance of Lavra.
 
Production is currently at a rate of 50kt per month of lump iron ore (Lump) and Sinter Feed. The company is also developing a significant stock of hematitic breccia and itabirite, which will be used as raw material for the production of Pellet Feed, in the metallurgical testing phase.

 

Ongoing and Planned Exploration

Brazil Iron is currently developing an exploratory drilling program in its mining processes adjacent to the mine, aiming to expand its mineable resources. Throughout 2020 and 2021, Brazil Iron has been achieving a goal of 50km of reverse circulation and rotary diamond drilling. This program will increase the amount of resources, adding significant value to the shareholder, to the mineable and, consequently, to the useful life of the enterprise.

 

 
Open Pit Design
Open Pit Design

Open pit design for Fazenda Moco Mine

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63% Fe Sinter Feed
63% Fe Sinter Feed

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65% Fe Lump Iron Ore
65% Fe Lump Iron Ore

Stockpiled high grade iron ore

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Open Pit Design

Open pit design for Fazenda Moco Mine

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Production

Production was reactivated in the fourth quarter of 2019, after additional process design and strategic planning for the mine. Current monthly production rates:
         • 50,000 tons of lump iron ore and Sinter Feed.

Typical specification of our premium granulated product:
         Fe: 62.0%
         Al2O3: 1.8%
         SiO2: 7.0%
         P: 0.05%
         S: 0.005%
         K2O: 0.02

Typical specification of our basic fixed product:
         Fe: 58.0%
         Al2O3: 2.5%
         SiO2: 10.0%
         P: 0.05%
         S: 0.005%
         K2O: 0.02

Typical specification of our Sinter Feed product:
         Fe: 61%
         Al2O3: 2.0%
         SiO2: 8.0%
         P: 0.05%
         S: 0.005%
         K2O: 0.02

Mine Location Map