Aug 23, 2012

How Olympic Dam became a mirage in the desert

The Olympic Dam expansion is now a genuine "mirage in the desert". Kevin Naughton of InDaily looks at the history of the project from Mike Rann to now.

It’s seven years since an excited Premier Mike Rann and his then-deputy Kevin Foley started briefing media executives about an imminent mining boom. Central to the spruik was BHP’s new estimation of Olympic Dam, the copper, gold and uranium mine in South Australia that it had just bought from Western Mining Corporation.


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