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Serra Grande, Brazil

Serra Grande is located in central Brazil in the state of Goiás, about 5km from the city of Crixás.

Ownership

100%
AngloGold Ashanti

Mineral Resource

Stacked rocks [icon]
3.6Moz
of gold

Gold production

Production [icon]
88koz

All-in sustaining costs

Costs [icon]
$2,053/oz

Capital expenditure

Cashflow [icon]
$57m

Workforce

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1,977
including contractors

Overview and locality

Mineração Serra Grande (MSG or Serra Grande) is wholly owned by AngloGold Ashanti and is located in the northwest of Goiás State, central Brazil.

The Serra Grande operation comprises three underground mines, namely Mina III (including orebody IV, V and Ingá), Mina Nova (including Pequizão orebody) and Mina Palmeiras. The open pits mine the outcrop of Mina III Inferior and Structure IV zones, and Pequizão. Three mining methods are used underground: sub-level stoping (bottom-up and top-down), cut and fill, and room and pillar.

One dedicated metallurgical plant, with an annual capacity of 1.5Mt, treats all ore mined.

A brief history

  • Exploration began in 1973 with a phase of detailed mapping and diamond drilling, which continued until 1976.
  • The mining operation started up in 1986 in Mina III and the metallurgical plant start-up was in 1989.
  • Annual production peaked at 193,000oz in 2006, supported by high grades.
  • In 2009, the metallurgical plant was expanded to 1.3Mtpa to compensate for a declining grade-profile.
  • In 2012, AngloGold Ashanti acquired the 50% stake that belonged to the Kinross Group.
Map Brazil, location of Serra Grande

ESG statistics 2022

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Total recordable injuries frequency rate

3.95 per million hours worked

Caring [icon]

Community investment

$70,000

Incident report [icon]

Reportable environmental incidents

1

Water recycling [icon]

Water use

2,407ML

Water recycling [icon]

Water use efficiency

2.0kL/t

Energy [icon]

Energy consumption

0.73PJ

Energy [icon]

Energy use intensity

0.61GJ/t

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GHG emissions

23kt

Wind [icon]

GHG emission intensity

19kg/t CO2e

Rehabilitation [icon]

Rehabilitation liabilities

$16m

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