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BHP Billiton to enter Ecuador

BHP Billiton (AU:BHP), the world’s largest miner, will begin exploration in Ecuador having been awarded two concessions in Imbabura Province, close to where SolGold (LN:SOLG) is exploring the Cascabel copper-gold project.

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Cascabel has company: BHP has been awarded exploration concessions in Ecuador

Mining minister Javier Córdova said the Australia-based diversified miner would invest about US$41 million in the country's mining sector.