Canadian Mining Journal


Rio Tinto plc


  • DIAMONDS: Natural Diamond Council makes marketing push

    June 15, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Diamond Producers’ Association (DPA), established only five years ago by a coalition of diamond miners including De Beers and Alrosa, has relaunched as the Natural Diamond Council. In addition to continuing to advertise natural diamonds as the DPA did

  • COPPER-SILVER: Rio Tinto preps plans for 2020 at Janice Lake

    May 20, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Following up on a positive 2019 exploration program, Rio Tinto is planning 2,000 metres of drilling, plus mapping, prospecting and geophysical surveys this year at the Janice Lake copper-silver project in northern Saskatchewan. The major is earning up

  • COMMENTARY: Dominion Diamond latest to seek creditor protection

    May 13, 2020 by Marilyn Scales

    Blaming the COVID-19 pandemic, Dominion Diamond sought and was granted creditor protection last month. Mining was suspended in March due to requirements to limit the spread of the virus. Dominion is the 100% owner and operator of Canada’s first diamond

  • DIAMONDS: Coronavirus curbs Mountain Province revenue

    March 25, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    Unlike many other mines in Canada and around the world that have been put on care and maintenance in the last week because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, De Beers‘ (51%-owned) and Mountain Province Diamonds‘ (49%-owned) Gahcho Kué mine in

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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