Cerro Mine

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Cerro Mine or Mina do Cerro is a coal mine near the city of Cachoeira do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the location of Mina do Cerro, near Cachoeira do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.[1]

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Cerro Mine is owned by Sociedade Mineradora do Cerro Ltda, a subsidary of Copelmi Mineração LTDA.[1][2][3] Copelmi is Brazil’s largest private coal mining company, controlling more than 80% of the industrial coal market.[4]

Government reports show that coal production at the mine reached 423,662 tonnes per annum in 2005[3], but it has since declined. A 2019 industry report listed the Cerro mine as Copelmi's third most productive coal mine, with annual production of 100,000 tonnes.[5]

In June 2022, Brasil Mineral reported that the Cerro Mine had produced 225,200 tons of coal in the previous year (2021), and had a reported nameplate capacity of 500,000 tons.[6]

Project Details

  • Owner: Sociedade Mineradora do Cerro Ltda.
  • Parent company: Copelmi Mineração[1]
  • Location: Cachoeira do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • GPS coordinates: -30.390024, -53.046300 (exact)[1]
  • Mine status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 2004[3]
  • Mineable reserves:
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  • Mine type: Surface[7]
  • Production: 100,000 tonnes per annum (2019)[5]
  • Additional proposed production:
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Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Copelmi units organizational site, accessed Nov 12, 2019
  2. Jefferson Klein Copelmi investirá R$ 300 milhões em mina de carvão jornal do comercio August 14, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia Emissões Fugitivas na Mineração e Beneficiamento do Carvão Mineral REPÚBLICA FEDERATIVA DO BRASIL, 2010, accessed Nov. 2019
  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. Edição Especial As Maiores Empresas do Setor Mineral Brasil Mineral, July 2022
  7. Copelmi mining organizational site, accessed Nov. 2019

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