Pedra Branca

Pedra Branca mine is the first of our satellite mines to be constructed as part of the Carajás East Hub.

In just three years, we have taken Pedra Branca from study phase to an operating mine, and its successful commissioning is proof of our Brazil team’s ability to deliver our strategy.

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Status: Construction phase, first development ore and concentrate parcel delivered
Proposed products: High grade copper–gold
Mine rate: 1.0Mtpa
Mine life:8 years
Location: in the municipality of Água Azul do Norte, Pará, Brazil
Mining method: Underground open-stoping
Processing method: Conventional crushing, grinding and flotation

Current resource and reserves


  • 2018
    • OZ Minerals acquires mine operator Avanco Resources – includes projects in the Carajás Copper Region and the Gurupi Greenstone Belt.
  • 2019
    • Construction commenced.
  • 2020
    • First developmental ore sent to Antas for processing.

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