BHP approves $1.2bn for Olympic Dam copper mine expansion

BHP Billiton has approved a $1.2 billion pre-commitment capital for the first phase of the Olympic Dam project to develop an open-pit copper and uranium mine in South Australia

“The Olympic Dam Project team is completing studies to create one of the world’s largest open-pit mines with the potential to increase copper production from around 180,000 tonnes per annum...

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Barbara O'Donovan

October 12, 2011

13:11 GMT

London