The Creative Challenges Of Gold – with Alan Carter – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to Alan Carter, President &…


In this episode we chat to Alan Carter, President & CEO of Cabral Gold, a mineral exploration company with a focus on gold and copper with a key asset being the Cuiu Cuiu gold project located in Northern Brazil.

We discuss mining in South America and in Brazil in particular around the resource-rich Tapajos region in northern Brazil where Cabral Gold’s project Cuiu Cuiu is located, and the outlook for gold in the foreseeable future.


  • Mining in South America is made a little easier because having the knowledge of a mere few languages can facilitate communication there. This is unlike Europe, where many language disciplines are required.
  • Brazil is a huge producer of commodities, such as soy, orange juice and beef. The reason for this is that the entirety of the surface area of the country has cultivation potential.
  • One of the hugest challenges in the Tapajos region was to discover the source of the incredibly rich “passive gold” accumulation; gold washed away by erosion and into the water supply there.
  • Areas that may be rich in gold deposits are often covered in vegetation or soil, which means that the challenge is to find creative ways in which to prospect the area. 
  • Mining is a major component of state revenues in Brazil, and so the government is supportive of the industry. With this in mind, relationships with the local community are kept at the forefront of any operation.


’South America is an incredible continent with enormous potential’

‘I’ve been directly involved with four gold discoveries in Brazil’

‘We’ve got to get as smart as we can about looking through that cover, to determine where that gold is coming from’

‘We’ll be generating additional new targets as the drilling progresses!’



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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

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