Reuters reported that output from the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, jumped up by 31.6 percent in 2012.
As quoted in the market report:
Two “high return” projects intended to improve ore grades and increase capacity were completed last year, according to a BHP presentation on its website. The Escondida Ore Access program was completed in the June 2012 quarter and the Laguna Seca debottlenecking project ended in September.
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