Mining giant BHP Billiton to begin copper exploration in Western Province
BHP Billiton mining company is scheduled to commerce copper exploration in Western Province next month. BHP community manager Adam Lees said his company will next month move in the area to start exploring copper deposits in the entire province.
Mr. Lees said the area survey will be conducted using a plane with large sensors that measure the magnetic properties of rocks both at and below the surface.
He said the system will enable easy identification of copper deposits and to effectively screen large areas for potential mineral deposits. Mr. Lees said this when his team paid a courtesy call on the Provincial Permanent Secretary’s office.
And Western Province Permanent Secretary Ikanuke Noyoo commended the company for exploring for potential copper deposits in the province.
Mr.Noyoo said once detected, copper deposits would enhance economic development in the province and the nation as a whole.
He said the move had the potential to boost the economy through employment creation which would in turn, help eradicate poverty in the province.