|Turmalina is an underground mine utilizing the "cut-and-fill" mining method with paste fill. Ore produced at the Turmalina Mine is transported to the adjacent 2,000 tonnes per day carbon-in-pulp processing plant.
The Turmalina mining complex is located 140 km northwest of Belo Horizonte with convenient access by paved road. Belo Horizonte is a city of over 4 million people and considered to be the mining capital of Brazil.
Proven and Probable Reserves
3,758,385 tonnes with an average grade of 3.89 grams per tonne containing 470,110 ounces of gold.
Measured and Indicated Resources (include mineral reserves above)
8,632,330 tonnes with an average grade of 4.22 grams per tonne containing 1,172,080 ounces of gold.
2,712,870 tonnes with an average grade of 3.91 grams per tonne containing 341,010 ounces of gold.
Turmalina produced 37,840 ounces of gold in 2012.