Pico Do Caue

Producer in Minas Gerais, Brazil with commodity Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10135378
MAS/MILS ID 3510230001
Record type Site
Current site name Pico Do Caue
Alternate or previous names Caue Heights

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -43.23894, -19.5936 (WGS84)
Elevation 1200
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
Brazil Minas Gerais

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Iron Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Hematite Unknown
Magnetite Unknown
Quartz Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -43.23894, -19.5936

Ore body information

  • Strike N60E
    Dip 26E
    Thickness 100M
    Depth to top 5M
    Width 800M
    Length 800M
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 REPLACEMENT
    Shape of Orebody #1 LENTICULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 DISSEMINATED
    Shape of Orebody #2 IRREGULAR
    Type of Orebody #3 SEDIMENTARY
    Shape of Orebody #3 OTHER
    Primary mode of Origin METAMORPHISM
    Secondary mode of Origin OXIDATION
    Primary Ore Control FOLDING
    Secondary Ore Control LITHOLOGY
    Strike And Dip N60E
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 1
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Date of Last Modification 780213

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1814

Mining district

District name Itabira District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce, S. A.
    Interest 100
    Home office Brazil
    Year 1974

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1975
    Demonstrated 650,000,000mt ore
    Measured 650,000,000mt ore
    Total resources 650,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Iron Fe 50 wt-pct Iron Trace 1975
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1975
    Demonstrated 450,000,000mt ore
    Measured 450,000,000mt ore
    Total resources 450,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Iron Fe2O3 67 wt-pct Iron Trace 1975

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 2
    Status of Mining Method ESTIMATE
    Mining Method STRIP-HILLSIDE
    Avg. Overburden Thickness 5
    Hardness of Ore M-HARD ROCKS
    Capacity 6000
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Year of Information 1975

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 3510230001

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DORR,J.V.N,1963,GEOL AND ORE DEPS,ITABIRA DIST. USGS PROF P

  • Deposit

    BARBOUR,A.P.1973,DIST OF P IN FE DEPS OF ITABIRA.ECON GEOL,V

  • Deposit

    ANON,1974,HOW VALE DO RIO DOCE EXPANDS...,WORLD MINING,V27:1

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON,S.,1960, MINING WORLD, MAY, P. 34-44

  • Deposit

    DORR, J.V.N., 1965, ECON GEOLOGY,VOL. 60, P. 1-46

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 27-FEB-1984 Unknown U.S. Bureau of Mines