Brazil

Catalao Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Phosphate rock
  • Apatite
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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ShapshotThe Catalão Mine is a large open-pit mining complex and primarily extracts phosphate ore.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
The Mosaic Company 100 % Indirect
Mosaic Fertilizantes P&K S.A. (operator) 100 % Direct
100% owned by Mosaic Fertilizantes P&K S.A., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Mosaic.

Deposit type

  • Carbonatite hosted
  • Laterite

Summary:

The Catalão I Complex phosphate deposit is part of a series of Late-Cretaceous, carbonatite-bearing alkaline ultramafic plutonic complexes belong to the Alto Paranaiba Igneous Province.

Accumulations of apatite are mainly associated with lateritic processes. A weathering mantle more than 100 m thick was developed over the intrusive body, and contains abundant residual apatite, pyrochlore, monazite, Ti-bearing minerals (perovskite, ilmenite, and anatase), and vermiculite. The intrusion consists of dunite, pyroxenite, phoscorite, phlogopitite, carbonatite and volcaniclastic rocks.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20232022202120202019201820162015
Phosphate rock kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe9008008721,000
All production numbers are expressed as concentrate.

Operational metrics

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Annual production capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1 Mt of phosphate rock concentrate1 Mt of phosphate rock concentrate

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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