SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 28, 2014
BRAZIL MINERALS, INC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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324 South Beverly Drive, Suite 118
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Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On May 28, 2014, the Company’s 99.99% subsidiary, BMIX Participações Ltda. (“BMIX Subsidiary”), completed the acquisition and title transfer of an additional 18.75% equity interest in Mineração Duas Barras Ltda., a Brazilian company (“Duas Barras”), for $500,000 in cash and 675,000 shares of restricted common stock of the Company. The BMIX Subsidiary now owns and holds title to 73.75% of Duas Barras.
Duas Barras owns two separate, non-overlapping mineral rights areas totaling approximately 1,404 acres:
|a)||Mineral Right #1: “Concessão de Lavra” (mining concession) number 265, published in Brazil’s Official Federal Gazette on August 25, 2006, and awarded by DNPM (“Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral”, the National Mining Department) with respect to DNPM process number 806.569/1977. It covers an area of 170.89 hectares, or approximately 422 acres. “Concessão de Lavra” is the highest level of mining right achievable in Brazil; in this case, it permits mining and commercialization of diamonds and gold, and it is solely from this mining concession that all of the Duas Barras revenues are currently obtained. Additionally, Duas Barras has the environmental license necessary to operate its mine and processing plant;|
|b)||Mineral Right #2: “Alvará de Pesquisa” (research permit) initially awarded by DNMP on February 18, 2009, and renewed on November 13, 2013 for another two years. It covers an area of 397.42 hectares, or approximately 982 acres. The BMIX Subsidiary intends to perform the necessary research to submit an application for a mining concession to the DNPM for this portion of Duas Barras. If and when approved, the mining concession on this second mineral right of Duas Barras has the potential to permit further mining and commercialization of diamonds and gold.|
Duas Barras also owns the largest alluvial processing plant for diamonds and gold in Latin America, located on the left margin of the Jequitinhonha River in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, approximately 400 kilometers north of Belo Horizonte, the state capital. The Jequitinhonha River is a well-known area for diamond and gold production; it has hosted alluvial mining operations on all scales since the 18th century.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.|
|Dated: June 3, 2014||By:||/s/ Marc Fogassa|
|Name: Marc Fogassa|
Title: Chief Executive Officer