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BHP Billiton advances hunt for copper in Ecuador

Its local unit will spend about US$82m on exploration and seeks to add staff in one of the world's last mining frontiers
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 05:50


BHP Billiton Ltd, the world's biggest miner, has opened an office and is seeking to add staff in Ecuador as it advances a search for copper in a nation that's becoming the sector's exploration hot-spot.

Melbourne-based BHP's local unit, Cerro Quebrado, will spend about US

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