BHP opens US$2.46 billion copper concentrator at Spence

Global miner BHP inaugurated a new copper concentrator plant on May 13 at its Spence operation in northern Chile, which will extend the life of the mine for another 50 years. The project required an investment of US$2.46 billion and has a throughput of 95,000 t/d to produce copper concentrate and molybdenum concentrate. The miner said the project supports its…

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BHP awarded Copper Mark for Chilean, Oz mines

BHP has confirmed its Escondida and Spence operations in Chile, along with its Olympic Dam asset in Australia, have earned the Copper Mark distinction for their respective responsible copper production practices. The mines, which were awarded following an independent assurance process, were first entered for recognition on 31 October 2020 via letters of commitment from BHP. The Copper Mark was awarded…

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