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Minerals Americas

The Minerals Americas asset group includes projects, operated assets and non-operated joint ventures in Canada, Chile, Peru, the United States, Colombia and Brazil. Our projects focus on copper, iron ore, coal and potash.
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Samarco (Brazil)

Iron ore asset

BHP Billiton Brasil and Vale each hold a 50 per cent shareholding in Samarco Mineracao S.A. (Samarco), a NOJV iron ore operation in Brazil. As a result of the tragic dam failure at Samarco in November 2015, its operations were suspended and have only recently restarted.

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Cerrejón (Colombia)

Coal asset

BHP has a one-third interest in Cerrejón, which owns, operates and markets one of the world’s largest open-cut export energy coal mines, located in the La Guajira province of Colombia. We recently announced that we have signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Glencore to divest our 33.3 per cent interest in Cerrejón.

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Jansen Potash Project (Canada)

Potash asset

The Jansen Potash Project is about 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon. BHP has approved US$5.7 billion (C$7.5 billion) in capital expenditure for Jansen Stage 1 (Jansen S1).

Leadership

Rag Udd

President Minerals Americas

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