BHP Billiton aproves $2.6bn for the expansion of facilities at the Escondida copper mine in Chile, while Peabody Energy plans to expand the Wilpinjong coal mine in Australia. Mining-technology.com wraps the headlines from August 2013.
The copper-gold deposits at Reko Diq are believed to be even bigger than those of Sarcheshmeh in Iran and Escondida in Chile’. It worths US $260 billion.
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Escondida mine is the world’s largest copper producer located in Northern Chile
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File photo of the Escondida mine in north of Chile