Copper’s leading role in resources boom
New copper mines in Australia will likely boost the nation’s production and export volumes in 2011-12, according to the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
Copper mine production will rise 2% in 2011-12 to 971,000 tonnes, supported by the Hillgrove Resources mine, Kanmantoo with an annual capacity of 20,000t and the Kimberley Metals’ Mineral Hill operation (10,000t), BREE said.
Copper production is poised to rise 15%...
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