BHP confirms commitment to "world's biggest mine"

Posted on 2/05/2008  
BHP Billiton has confirmed its intention to expand the Olympic Dam underground copper-uranium mine at Roxby Downs, feted as the world's biggest mine, as a massive open pit, despite rising costs. The mining giant was forced to respond to claims of billions of dollars of additional costs when it was cited in Parliament by SA Opposition Leader Martin Hamilton-Smith. BHP spokesperson Samantha Evans said the claims were unsubstantiated, given that the project was still in pre-feasibility and there were no costings at this stage.

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