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Gold Mining in Brazil


The diversity of geological environments gives Brazil the greatest mineral potential in the world.  The Government is seeking external investment in to the mining industry for developing a wide range of geological resources. The mining sector earns a considerable amount of revenue for the state and also provides a large number of jobs.  Many leading global mining groups have invested in Brazil.


In Brazil, artisanal and small-scale gold mining produces in the range of 6 tonnes of gold (Au) per annum, and employs approximately 200,000 people.

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