Operations

Brazil - Fazenda Brasileiro | Brazil (100% Yamana-owned)

Fazenda Brasileiro, located in Bahia state in northeast Brazil, consists of an underground gold  mine and a 3,500 tonnes per day carbon-in-pulp mill. The mine has been in production for over 20 years. Yamana acquired the operation in 2003 when its mineral reserves indicated a mine life of only two and a half years, but ongoing exploration has consistently replaced mineral reserves as they have been mined.

Two new mineralized zones, CLX2 and Lagoa do Gato, were discovered in 2009, and infill and extension  drilling have confirmed the continuity of mineralization in both areas. The CLX2 zone has significant potential for high grade sources of ore for the mill. The zone’s high grade areas are readily accessible from the main mine’s workings and work continues with the objective of increasing  mineral reserves and mineral resources.

Production 2013
Gold (oz.) 70,079

Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources (as at Dec. 31, 2012)

Gold 168,000 oz. proven & probable + 116,000 oz. measured & indicated

Strategic Mine Life: 3 years

* Please refer to www.yamana.com/Operations/ReservesAndResources for complete information relating to mineral reserves and mineral resources indicating tonnage and grade for the various mines and projects.
Type of operation: Underground gold mine