Mining

Brazil gov’t unveils new round of bids for mining areas

Minerals to be prospected for include gold, diamond, and cassiterite

Agência Brasil
16/09/2022 16:05
Visualizações: 6600

Brazil’s mining agency ANM, linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, on Thursday (Sep 15) launched the sixth round of public bids for prospecting areas in the states of Amapá, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, and Roraima. The move aims to regulate and formalize extraction in conflict areas.

Among the minerals to be prospected for are gold, diamond, and cassiterite, which may be extracted regardless of previous research work.

“This enables mineral exploration in compliance with the law after a grant from ANM—which takes place following the environmental license and the necessary permits,” the agency’s Director-General Victor Hugo Froner Bicca said.

The ministry said that those wishing to participate in the competition should express their interest through the web portal of public bidding and auction platform SOPLE by October 9, 2022. Each miner is allowed to state their interest in only one area of up to 50 hectares. The cooperatives, which must have at least 20 members each, may work on up to 25 areas of up to 20 thousand hectares. Among the relevant criteria is how near the head office of the mining cooperative is to the disputed area.

The permit is valid for five years and may be renewed. When mining activities are formalized, Bicca noted, the agency starts identifying and inspecting the real actors in the mineral sector, while environmental bodies inspect compliance and demand the recovery of degraded areas and the observance of other plans and control measures.

The seventh round of offers for mining areas should take place by the end of the year. Five rounds have been held since September 2020, with more than 16 thousand areas approved for the development of mineral projects in the research and mining phases across Brazil.

Most Read
See Also
Mature Fields
PRIO is investing in research, development, and innovati...
09/07/24
Logistics
To meet Transpetro's needs, Petrobras resumes ship contr...
09/07/24
Pipeline
Transpetro completes construction of a new section of th...
09/07/24
FIRJAN
Over R$ 636 million will be invested in Brazil across 46...
09/07/24
Ethanol
BNDES approves R$ 170.4 million for Laguna Power Plant i...
09/07/24
Agreement
Petrobras signs a Master Agreement with Yara Brasil Fert...
09/07/24
Refining
Petrobras informs on the Addendum to the Cessation Commi...
08/07/24
Pre-Salt
MODEC's FPSO Guanabara MV31 leads oil and gas production...
08/07/24
Results
Thermal power generation decreased by nearly 2% in the B...
08/07/24
Energy Summit 2024
The MIT Energy Summit promotes debate on nuclear energy.
17/06/24
Biogas
Paraná inaugurates today Brazil's first plant for the pr...
17/06/24
Business
Vallourec signs a 5-year contract to supply premium solu...
17/06/24
Macaé Energy
Macaé and the surrounding region are highlighted as a hu...
17/06/24
Partnership
Collaboration agreement between Brazil and Norway is exp...
17/06/24
Partnership
Petrobras signs a memorandum to conduct research into se...
14/06/24
WPC Energy
WPC ENERGY announces the host for its 26th Congress in 2...
10/06/24
Results
With R$ 68.2 billion in taxes, Petrobras records a 9% in...
04/06/24
Santa Catarina
SCGÁS records a 12% growth
04/06/24
Ethanol
Hydrated ethanol rises again on the USP Indicator; anhyd...
04/06/24
Pre-Salt
Platform ship Marechal Duque de Caxias arrives in Brazil...
27/05/24
People
Magda Chambriard is Elected President of Petrobras
24/05/24
VEJA MAIS
Newsletter TN

Contact us

We use cookies to ensure you have the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site, we will assume that you agree with our Privacy Policy, terms of use and cookies.