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BHP buys more Olympic Dam licences
BHP buys more Olympic Dam licences

BHP Billiton has bought four exploration licences for areas in the Olympic Dam region in South Australia for $3 million.

BHP bought the licences, and five exploration licence applications, from mineral exploration company Copper Range, which had been reviewing its presence in the Olympic Dam region since the departure of a joint venture partner.

BHP is currently considering a massive expansion of its copper, gold and uranium mining operations at Olympic Dam.

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