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BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Mine Successfully Yields First Copper Cathode with Dump Leaching Technology
Sep 5,2017 10:58CST
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BHP Billiton's boss of the OIympic Dam mine, Jacqui McGill said in an E-mail the company’s Olympic Dam mine produced copper cathode for the first time using dump leaching technology.

SHANGHAI, Sept. 5 (SMM) - BHP Billiton's boss of the OIympic Dam mine, Jacqui McGill said in an E-mail the company’s Olympic Dam mine produced copper cathode for the first time using dump leaching technology.

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The technology is being assessed at its pilot plant in Adelaide, and is expected to be used at the 450,000 tonnes per annum mine in southern Australia to reduce cost. 

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