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BHP approves $2.5B Spence expansion

BHP Billiton has approved a US$2.46 billion project to extend the life of its Spence openpit copper mine in Chile by more than 50 years.

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$2.5B project significantly extends the life of the Spence copper operation in Chile

During the first 10 years of operation, incremental production from the Spence Growth Option (SGO) will be about 185,000 tonnes per annum of payable copper in concentrate and 4,000tpa of payable