Fazenda

Producing gold in Brazil

The Fazenda mine has been in operations for more than 30 years. Fazenda is primarily an underground operation being mined by conventional retreat longitudinal open stoping with a 1.3 Mtpa CIL milling facility.

Status in production

Location Bahia State, Brazil

Production 73,228 oz in 2019

Reserves 0.3 Moz @ 1.84 g/t gold

M&I Resources 0.6 Moz @ 2.30 g/t gold 1

Inferred Resources 0.5 Moz @ 2.45 g/t gold

Mining Style open pit with cil plant

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  1. M&I Resources are inclusive of reserves
  2. See Operations / Reserves & Resources and Cautionary Notes

The Fazenda mine is located within the Maria Preta mining district in Bahia State, Brazil, about 180 kilometres northwest of the state capital city of Salvador. The mine covers approximately 63,400 ha, and is accessible by air and road. The Fazenda mine has been in operations for more than 30 years and is primarily an underground operation being mined by conventional retreat longitudinal longhole open stoping with a 1.3 Mtpa carbon-in-leach (CIL) milling facility.

Fazenda production in 2019 totalled 73,228 ounces of gold.

Geology and Mineralization

Fazenda is located within the Rio Itapicurú Greenstone Belt (RIGB), a 100-km long, 60-km-wide north-south trending volcano-sedimentary belt situated within the São Francisco Craton. Fazenda is an epigenetic, structurally controlled, and hydrothermally altered Precambrian quartz vein hosted lode gold deposit that has been subjected to greenschist facies metamorphism. The main mineralization is in the form of sulphide-bearing quartz veining, and these multiple vein systems vary in true width from 1.5 to 40 metres and horizontal mining widths vary from a minimum 3 to 40 metres.

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