Butiá Leste Mine

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Butiá Leste Mine, also known as Mina do Butiá Leste or Mina B3, is a coal mine in Butiá, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is owned by Copelmi Mineração.


The map below shows the location of Butiá Leste Mine, approximately 3 km northeast of the municipality of Butiá, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Copelmi describes the location as near the 173 km marker on highway BR 290.[1] Butiá Leste is a part of the Leão Coal Field.[2]

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Butiá Leste Mine is owned by Copelmi Mineração LTDA[1][3]. Copelmi is Brazil’s largest private coal mining company, controlling more than 80% of the country's industrial coal market.[4]

According to a 2017 Argimax.com ranking, Butiá Leste was Brazil's second-largest coal mine, producing 1,303,182 tonnes annually.[3] A 2019 industry report listed Butiá Leste as Copelmi's most productive coal mine, with annual production of 1,022,000 tonnes.[5]

Project Details

  • Owner: Copelmi Mineração[1][3]
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  • Location: Butiá, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.[1][3]
  • GPS coordinates: -30.001833,-51.428778
  • Mine status: operating[6]
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  • Production: 1.022 million tons per annum (2019)[5]
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Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Copelmi units organizational site, accessed Nov 12, 2019
  2. Aramis J. Pereira Gomes1, Paulo Roberto Cruze, Lindemberg Pinheiro Borge [http://www.cprm.gov.br/publique/media/recursos_minerais/livro_geo_tec_rm/capXI_a.pdf Recursos Minerais Energéticos: Carvão e Urânio Energy Mineral Resources: Coal and Uranium] accessed Nov 12, 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Argimax.com RANKING POR SUBSTÂNCIA - PRODUÇÃO ANUAL EM TONELADAS (ROM) Argimax, 2017
  4. Copelmi Market Share Organizational site, accessed Nov 11, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Copelmi: Dados Institucionais (p 19)" (PDF). In the Mine. 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Copelmi AUDIÊNCIA PÚBLICA - ANEEL - N° 043/2011 Public annoucement, accessed Nov. 13, 2019

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