BHP Billiton Still Hoping to Attract a Buyer for Nickel West

Reuters reported that BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT) is improving the way it processes nickel ore in order to better its chances of selling its Australia-based Nickel West division.

As quoted in the market news:

Improvements in the way BHP mines nickel together with better market dynamics and exploration successes could save Nickel West from closure.

A programme at Nickel West to extract full value from ore that would otherwise be uneconomic to treat due to high contents of talc is opening up more of BHP’s rich Mount Keith and Yakabindie deposits in Western Australia for mining, enhancing the potential appeal to outside investors.

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