Project at a glance
The West Musgrave Project is a major copper-nickel sulphide deposit located in the Musgrave Province. The Project's Pre-Feasibility Study has confirmed it can be a low carbon, low cost, long life mine producing copper and nickel, both in-demand minerals for the renewable and electrification industries. The further Pre-Feasibility Study update saw an uplift to the scale and value of the project, with improvements to key Project metrics while maintaining the 26-year mine life. BHP is also investigating innovative off-grid renewable power and processing solutions, underpinned by up to 80 per cent renewable electricity generation from solar and wind for the Project. The Project will contribute to social and economic benefits for regional communities and the State of Western Australia.
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BHP owns and operates Prominent Hill and Carrapateena, both high quality copper-gold mines in South Australia.
Carrapateena produces copper concentrate and is one of the largest mining projects in South Australia in the last decade. The Carrapateena Operation is located 472 kilometers north-west of Adelaide, South Australia and is located on the traditional land of the Kokatha people.
Prominent Hill produces one of the highest grades of copper concentrate in the world. The Prominent Hill Operation is located 650 kilometers north-west of Adelaide, South Australia, and is located on the traditional lands of the Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara people.
The Oak Dam Exploration Lease is located 65 km south-east of Olympic Dam Mine and 35 km north-west of Carrapateena Mine in South Australia. BHP is currently completing exploration drilling from the surface to continue definition of the grade, geometry and continuity of the mineralisation. BHP is studying the option for early underground access which would support underground exploration drilling of the ore body.