Dry Mining Copy Reduces Environmental Impact

Brazil Iron currently produces around 50,000 tonnes per month of iron ore. The production method adopted at the Mocó mine is dry, that is, there is no need to use water to process the extracted ore, which eliminates the need to build dams for wet tailings (mining waste without commercial value along with the water from the processing). Iron ore is removed from the mine in its raw form, crushed and sieved for classification and removal of fine materials (iron ore powder).

Without the use of water and the need for a tailings reservoir, dry mining significantly reduces environmental impacts, offering greater safety to the surrounding population and the environment. It is a simpler and safer form of mineral exploration for everyone.

Concerned with the environment and in compliance with environmental licensing requirements, Brazil Iron has been revegetating the drainage areas and slopes of its mine, as well as the entire drilling area, after the completion of surveys. In its seedling nursery, the company has produced seedlings of native species from Chapada Diamantina for revegetation and recovery of degraded areas in other regions and has donated seedlings to social projects in accordance with its social and environmental programs.