The Santa Cruz Graphite Project is located in the state of Bahia, Brazil, which is the second-largest flake graphite producing district in the world with over 80 years of continuous production. Graphite amounts to approximately 95% of anode material for commercial battery technologies such as in electric vehicles. South Star is committed to sustainable, safe production of industrials minerals and battery metals for green energy and clean technologies.
Aerial drone footage of the Santa Cruz Graphite
Project – infrastructure within 5km.
The Project consists of 13 approved exploration licenses covering more than 13,000 hectares. The Project benefits from at-surface mineralization containing large and jumbo flake graphite. Project has large upside with less than 5% of land package explored.
The Team is experienced mine developers, builders and operators with decades of experience in Brazil in successfully taking projects from an idea, thru construction and into production. Management has been involved in dozens of mines and successfully navigated through all the challenges associated with putting a mine into production and subsequent operations.
The Project has excellent infrastructure and logistics. The mine is located 1.3 km off paved federal highway. There is a graded gravel road maintained by the Municipality straight to the mine and plant. The electric substation is within 6 km of the plant site, along with a major natural gas line within 5 km. Water will be provided onsite from wells. International airport is located 90 km away in Porto Seguro. The major ports of Ilheus (270 km) and Vitoria (510 km) are nearby and accessible via paved federal highways. It is an easy day’s drive to the major industrial centers in Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.