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 and potash.

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.

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).


Rag Udd

President Minerals Americas

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