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What does "BHP Billiton" stand for?

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The BHP in BHP Billiton stands for Broken Hill Proprietary. BHP Billiton is a company headquartered in Australia. Broken Hill is the name of the town where the company's first mine was developed.

BHP was incorporated in 1885 and is a leader in the mining of lead, zinc, copper, iron ore, silver and oil. Billiton was established in 1851 in Indonesia and also became a leader in the mining and oil exploration industries. The two companies came together in June of 2001. As of 2014, BHP Billiton is a world leader in diversified areas of commodities and is led by Chief Executive Officer Graham Kerr.

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  1. bhpbilliton.com

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