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Batu Hijau pit visit

Visit to the PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara Batu Hijau mine, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia  -  Following a comprehensive Power Point presentation and an office briefing over sections and plans, the group went into the pit - Left: Section of the Batu Hijau open pit as it was in 2004.   Right: Chief Mine Geologist Johan Arif (centre) explains, in the pit, to Tayfun Cerrah of Teck Cominco, Turkey, and Peter Pelly of BHP Billiton, South Africa.

They had been picked up from the Tropical Beach Club by PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara staff at 7:00 am and driven to the Batu Hijau mine to begin the visit.

Photographs by Mike Porter

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