Location & Infrastructure
The Volta Grande Gold Project covers over 2,400 hectares within the "Tres Palmeiras" greenstone belt (+120km strike) where small-scale miners have been active since the 1960's.
The Volta Grande Gold Project is located in Pará State, Brazil, approximately 60 km south-east of the city of Altamira. Altamira is a major regional centre with a population of approximately 150,000 and is serviced by a local airport and the Trans-Amazonian Highway. Altamira acts as the service centre for many large industrial projects in the region. The mine site is accessible by an existing 60 km road from the city of Altamira.
Power for the Project will come from the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam (2nd largest in Brazil) which is located approximately 20 km North of the Volta Grande Gold Project.
Water requirements for the operating mine will be satisfied by collecting precipitation and surface run-off in storage ponds. No water will be taken or discharged into the Xingu River.
The climate in the area of the Project is tropical with a rainy season from January to April and a dry season from May to December. The mean temperature is constant throughout the year (25°C to 30°C) and the relative humidity ranges from 65% to 85%.