Canadian Mining Journal


Rio Tinto plc


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    IRON ORE: Rio Tinto okays US$749M investment in Pilbara mine

    November 27, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Rio Tinto has approved a US$749 million (A$1 billion) investment in its existing Greater Tom Price iron ore operations to sustain production capacity at the mine in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The funds will be invested in

  • ENVIRONMENT: Rio Tinto signs MOU with Chinese steelmaker to improve performance

    September 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHINA – Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding with this country’s largest steel producer, China Baowu Steel Group, and Tsinghua University to develop and implement new methods to reduce carbon emissions and improve environmental performance in the iron

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    COPPER: Oyu Tolgoi underground costs jump 35%, says Rio Tinto

    July 16, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONGOLIA – Big mining projects come with big price tags, and the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi area is no exception. The operator and 50% owner Rio Tinto says the cost to complete the underground portion of

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    PARTNERSHIP: Rio Tinto renews support for Indigenous students

    June 20, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Rio Tinto is renewing its support for Indspire, a Canadian indigenous charity that provides bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education or training. Through its Rio Tinto Aluminium Fund Canada, the company will provide $450,000 over

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    COPPER: Rio Tinto to begin drilling at Janice Lake

    June 18, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    SASKATCHEWAN – Forum Energy Metals announced Tuesday that Rio Tinto Exploration Canada plans to begin in July both drilling and an airborne geophysical survey on Forum’s Janice Lake sedimentary copper project 55 km southeast of Key Lake. As part of

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    TAILINGS: Rio Tinto publicizes details of tailings management

    June 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MELBOURNE, Australia – “Everything you ever wanted to know about tailings” would be a good name for the website created by Rio Tinto at www.RioTinto.com/Tailings. Easy to understand information about what tailings are, the basics of dam construction, and the

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    TECHNOLOGY: Rio Tinto chooses Cat for autonomous fleet for Koodaideri mine

    May 23, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – A fleet of 20 autonomous Cat 793F trucks will soon be hauling ore at the Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore mine, currently under construction in the Pilbara region. They’ll be joined by four Cat autonomous drills, along

  • SUSTAINABILITY: World Bank’s supports climate-smart mining

    May 1, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The World Bank has launched its new Climate-Smart Mining Facility, the first fund dedicated to making mining more sustainable and to reducing its impact on the climate. Funds will be available to support the mining and processing

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    AME Roundup: Rio Tinto on lookout for BC porphyry deposits

    February 7, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — British Columbia is known for its coal and copper-gold deposits, with a storied history of mining all three commodities. Now the second largest mining company in the world is looking to add a B.C. copper porphyry deposit to

  • IRON ORE: Supreme Court to hear appeal in Innu-Rio dispute

    November 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a jurisdictional appeal in the years-long effort by the Innu to sue Rio Tinto over its Iron Ore Company of Canada operations. The appeal was launched by the government

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    COPPER: Rio Tinto wants a piece of Teck’s copper project in Chile

    November 15, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHILE – The world’s second largest miner, Rio Tinto, is said to be preparing an offer for a minority stake in Teck Resources’ Quebrada Blanca copper mine in northern Chile. Canada’s largest diversified miner, which in August received regulatory approval for a $4.8 billion

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto, First Nations launch tunnel boring machine

    October 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto Aluminium, the Cheslatta Carrier and the Haisla First Nations launched the tl’ughus tunnel boring machine, a key milestone toward completing the Kemano second tunnel project. The 1,300-tonne machine will bore a 7.6-km tunnel as part