Location & Infrastructure
The Volta Grande property covers over 160,000 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 center for many large industrial projects in the region. The mine site is accessible by an existing 60 km road from the city of Altamira.
The third largest hydroelectric dam in the world is located approximately 20 km North of the Volta Grande Project. Power for the Project will originate from a sub-station at this site, which will be brought to the mine project via a 230 kV power line.
Water requirements for the operating mine will be satisfied by collecting precipitation and surface run-off in storage ponds. These water levels can also be augmented with reclaimed water from the tailings management facility. 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 (25oC to 30oC) and the relative humidity ranges from 65% to 85%.