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New view of Olympic Dam's future

The re-birthing of BHP’s Olympic Dam mine in South Australia’s outback as a truly world-class copper mine is beginning to take shape, with first production from the giant orebody’s Southern Mine Area (SMA) to occur “very soon”.

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BHP started work on the underground expansion into the SMA in FY2015 and has spent about US$250m on development

The disclosure came from Olympic Dam’s general manager of mining Troy Wilson at the Copper to the World conference in Adelaide, South Australia, this week.