This study is a cooperative report between the Ministerio de Minas e Energia and the Department of the Interior. It depicts the Brazilian Government structure, mineral legislation and investment policy, taxation, foreign investment policies, environmental laws and regulations, and conditions in which the mineral industry operates. A total of 37 mineral commodities, or groups of closely related commodities, is discussed. Two colored maps of Brazil, "Tectono- Geological Map" and "Map Showing Major Deposits and Garimpos," are included. The report is in both English and Portuguese in .pdf format. It is Windows 3.1, 95, 98, or NT and MAC 7.0 or later compatible. Macintosh compatible.