Brazil has been one of the largest gold producers in the world for the past 300 years. In the last 120 years over 80 mines have been established and have produced over 2000 tonnes of gold. Brazil's modern "gold rush" goes back 300 years ago, the first official gold was found East of what later became Minas Gerais in 1693.
The Pontes e Lacerda/Nova Lacerda block is located between the municipalities of Pontes e Lacerda and Nova Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The areas of mining processes are inserted in the well-known NW trend of the Alto Guaporè Gold Province, with significant gold mineralization hosted in the Aulacogen Aguapei rocks and its basement, this region is known for having large open pit and underground gold mines.
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