Cerrado receives preliminary licence for Brazil project

30th May 2023

By: Creamer Media Reporter


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Toronto-based gold producer Cerrado Gold has received the first licence in a three-stage licence process to bring its Monte Do Carmo project, in Brazil, into production.

The preliminary licence (LP) was received from the State environmental regulatory authority, the Instituto Natureza do Tocantins (Naturatins).

The mine permitting process in Tocantins has three stages, the LP, the installation license (LI), and finally the licence to operate (LO).

The granting of the LP is an important milestone in the licensing process as it outlines all the basic parameters of the project to be accepted by all parties, including the local community and relevant regulatory bodies. The subsequent LI allows for the commencement of construction activities for the project.

The company expects to receive the LI within the next three to four months. The final licence, the LO, is granted upon completion of construction and at commencement of operations.

"The award of the LP is a significant milestone for the MDC project and reflects the great work done by our Brazilian team and represents a significant endorsement from the community and regulators for the development of the project. As previously announced, discussions for project financing are ongoing, and we look forward to the completion of the feasibility study in the coming weeks as we work to bring the Monte Do Carmo project into production,” said CEO and chairperson Mark Brennan.

At Monte Do Carmo, Cerrado is rapidly advancing the Serra Alta deposit through feasibility and into production. Serra Alta is expected to be a high-margin and high-return project with significant exploration potential on an extensive and highly prospective 82 542-ha land package.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter



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