Market Report, "Precious Metals Mining in Brazil to 2020", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon May 02 2016

Brazil has a rich geology with a variety of mineral deposits such as gold, silver, copper, bauxite, iron ore, coal, manganese, nickel, zinc, platinum and diamonds. The Brazilian mining industry has played a crucial role in the country's economic development, employing 160,000 people directly in 2014 and accounting for 4% of its GDP in the same year.

The country had the world's sixth-largest gold metal reserves at 2,400t at the end of 2015 and 3890t of silver metal reserves at the end of 2013. Gold is mainly found in the states of Minas Gerais, Para and Goias, while silver reserves are located in the states of Goias, Para and Mato Grosso.

Report Highlights

* Brazil was the world's 10thlargest gold mine producing country in 2015, with gold mine production of 2.8 million ounces in 2014 while silver mine production was 809,000 ounces.
* Gold deposits at the Paracatu mine in Paracatu, Minas Gerais, are among the country's largest gold deposits. These are metamorphic gold compositions, lying in the lowermost section of the upper proterozoic paracatu formation, which is 6km long and 120-140m wide.
* The Brazilian mining industry is governed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the National Department of Mineral Production (DNPM) and the Brazil Geological Survey (CPRM).

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Report Scope

The report contains an overview of the Brazilian precious metals (gold and silver) mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodities.

It also provides information about Brazilian precious metal reserves, historic and forecast data on gold and silver production, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development precious metal projects.

Reasons to Get this Report

Gain an understanding of the gold and silver (precious metals) mining industry in Brazil, gold and silver reserves, historic and forecast data on precious metals production, gold and silver prices, demand drivers, active, exploration and development precious metals projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies Mentioned in this Report: AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, Kinross Gold Corporation, Yamana Gold Inc

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