BHP ticks Koala underground

BHP Billiton has given the green light to the Koala underground development at its Ekati diamond joint venture in Canada, which is expected to recover about 9.8 million carats over an 11-year period.

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Koala will be brought online at a capital cost of $US250 million ($A343 million) and is expected to deliver first ore to the processing plant in the December quarter of 2007.

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