South Australia has confirmed that mining employees considered as essential workers will be exempt from the state’s six-day lockdown.
BHP has committed to the Copper Mark Responsible Production Framework that covers areas including environment, community, human rights and governance issues.
BHP has selected the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) to provide bulk ore sorting and sensing expertise at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.
BHP has recorded another round of promising results during the third phase of Oak Dam exploration drilling in South Australia, cementing the prospect as a long-term growth opportunity for the Olympic Dam copper mine.
DGO Gold has expanded its land holding around a prospective copper target on the Stuart Shelf in South Australia, which also hosts BHP’s Olympic Dam and OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena deposits.
BHP has awarded local construction materials manufacturer Adbri a four-year contract extension at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.
BHP has awarded Monadelphous a contract at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia as one of three agreements between the two companies which combined have a value of approximately $120 million.
BHP is set to trial SciDev’s wastewater treatment chemistry at the Olympic Dam poly-metallic mine in South Australia.
BHP has awarded Swick Mining Services with a five-year underground drilling contract at the Olympic Dam poly-metallic mine in South Australia.
South Australia has a rich history of copper mining, dating back to the 1840s when Cornish miners and their families poured into hubs such as Burra, Kapunda and Moonta to partake in the copper boom.
BHP has overcome COVID-19 to achieve record production at its Western Australian iron ore operations, as well as at the Caval Ridge and Poitrel coal mines in Queensland.
The South Australian Government has advanced BHP’s proposal to increase copper production at the Olympic Dam mine from 200,000 to 350,000 tonnes per annum.
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BHP has awarded NRW Contracting with a $48 million airport upgrade contract at the Olympic Dam project in South Australia.
The South Australian Government and Unearthed Solutions are set to launch a global exploration competition to help unlock new targets in the Gawler region.
BHP has finished off 2019 with a notable increase in copper production after the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia overcame an operational issue.
The South Australian Department for Mining and Energy has released 21 mineral exploration release areas on the back of strong interest from North and South American explorers looking for gold.
The 2019 Prospect Awards Mine Manager of the Year has overseen a range of BHP’s projects in his 13 years with the company, including developments at the Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs sites.
BHP has formed a six-year partnership with the AusIMM to strengthen the calibre of technical and leadership conferences in the resources sector.
The winners of the 2019 Australian Mining Prospect Awards have been announced at Moda Events in Brisbane.