Santa Luz

Status Care & Maintenance
Metal Gold
Location Bahia State, Brazil
Mining Method Open Pit
Start-up First Half of 2018
   
Reserves & Resources (December 31, 2016)
Proven and Probable Reserves* 1,221 koz at 1.42 g/t gold
Measured and Indicated Resources* 780 koz at 1.95 g/t gold
Inferred Resources 395 koz at 2.07 g/t gold
*Resources are exclusive of reserves.  See Mineral Reserves and Resources Table for more detail.
 
 
Annual Expected Gold Production
114 koz
 

Overview

Santa Luz is a fully constructed open pit mine, which originally commenced production mid-2013 but was placed on care and maintenance in 2014 to focus on optimizing gold recoveries. Santa Luz is located 115 km from Brio Gold’s Fazenda Brasileiro Mine in Bahia State, Brazil and covers approximately 62,600 ha.

Brio Gold has completed a modified process flow sheet demonstrating average recoveries of 84%, significant metallurgical testwork and a technical report to support the re-commissioning of the operation. Re-start of operations is targeted for the first half of 2018. The Santa Luz project is expected to produce approximately 114,000 ounces of gold in the first seven years of its anticipated ten year mine life, with gold production of 130,000 ounces in the first year.

Santa Luz Technical Report