Equinox comes out of the copper closet

THERE has been plenty of hype about BHP Billiton's plans for a giant-sized pit in South Australia as it crunches the numbers for its $US6 billion-plus ($A6.68 billion) Olympic Dam copper-uranium expansion. But, with little fanfare, a much smaller Australian company has started digging another Olympic-sized copper pit in the African nation of Zambia. The Metal Detective, By Stephen Bell.

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Perth-based Equinox Minerals – nearly invisible in Australia until a few months ago because of its focus on Canadian equity markets – is well into construction of its $US847 million Lumwana

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