The Ernesto e Pau-a-Pique (EPP) mine is located in the Municipality of Pontes e Lacerda, at 440 kms of Cuiba City, Brazil. The mine is operated by Apoena Mining, a subsidiary of Aura Minerals Inc. Tierra Group was retained by Aura to perform verification of the current physical stability of the EPP tailings dam. The work also includes review of the phase 1 design (already built) and phase 2 design. Tierra Group is providing recommendations to update the phase 2 design. A field geotechnical investigation in currently underway to validate geotechnical foundation parameters and to install additional geotechnical instrumentation.