"We think there are 10,000 more years of minerals left for civilization," said Andrew McKenzie, a geologist and BHP Billiton PLC's chief executive for nonferrous metals. "Civilization will change, of course, and there will be different minerals ...
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Marius Kloppers, chief executive at BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL), the world's biggest mining company, has admitted that expansion plans are looking more and more risky, keeping in mind the current economic uncertainty.
Rio and BHP Billiton Ltd. are weighing a sale of their respective diamond interests as commodity prices decline and the companies turn their attention to investing in other materials such as iron ore and copper.