The Curimbaba Group is a family-owned conglomerate with corporate headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil. One of the many companies of The Curimbaba Group is Mineração Curimbaba which is dedicated to the mining and processing of high grade bauxite ore in Southern Brazil. Mineração Curimbaba was established over 50 years ago and controls over 300 million metric tons of proven reserves. The headquarters for Mineração Curimbaba are located in Poços de Caldas which has a population of approximately 160,000 and is situated in the crater of an extinct volcano. The processing and manufacturing operations are located at a 1,500-acre site just outside of Poços de Caldas. The numerous ore deposits which Mineração Curimbaba controls are scattered in and around the rim of the crater therefore they are very close to the processing facility.
Mineração Curimbaba manufactures many products for several industries. Two of the main products produced are SinterBall Bauxite and SinterLite Bauxite proppants used in hydraulic fracture stimulation of oil and gas wells around the world. Curimbaba proppants are distributed by the following companies:
Sintex Minerals Canada
& Services, Inc. United States
Mirfak S.A. Worldwide (except for the Americas)
Mineração Curimbaba Brazil