EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT

BHP's Xplor exploration incubator ready to hatch

Critical metals dominated the keynote and other sessions at the 2023 PDAC conference in Toronto, Canada. While supply deficits for copper, nickel, lithium and graphite, and the good times they herald for mineral producers took front and centre stage, the subtext is the lack of exploration and discoveries to fill many of those forecasted supply gaps.

Paul Harris in Toronto, Canada
 BHP's Explor initiative advancing

BHP's Explor initiative advancing

Part of BHP's response to this dilemma was the launch of its Xplor initiative last year in which the subsidiary, led by VP Sonia Scarselli, will see the diversified mining giant act as a venture capital...

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