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Early Works
Awaiting construction decision
Start: 11/2017
Completion: 01/2018
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 01/2018
Completion: 12/2018
Ramp up / Commissioning
Project Details


Aurizona will be an open-pit gold mine. It produced gold from 2010 to 2015 and significant infrastructure remains at the site. All major mine elements are already in place, including a tailings facility and waste dumps, a dedicated power line, camp offices and accommodations, water, roads and communications. Processing capacity will be increased from 5,500t/d to 8,000t/d. The Aurizona Group hosts the Piaba and Boa Esperança gold deposits and numerous near-mine and regional exploration targets. The mineralized sequence is weathered to a vertical depth of more than 60m, below which primary gold mineralization occurs in less weathered, sulphide-bearing rocks.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Project Type
Gold, Open pit mining
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
136,000  oz/y (ounces per year)  Gold
 Open pit mining
US$ 146mn
Completion Date

The Aurizona gold project is located on the Atlantic coast in the state of Maranhão, northeastern Brazil.

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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