Canadian Mining Journal

Rio Tinto plc

  • 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

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    COPPER-GOLD: Turquoise Hill updates progress of underground development

    October 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONGOLIA – As the pit exhausts it resources, mining is moving underground at the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi area. Owner Turquoise Hill Resources of Vancouver updates the progress. Rio Tinto, holder of a 51% interest in

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    DIAMONDS: Stars of the Arctic – Vega, Altair and Capella

    October 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Mines have revealed three of the finest large rough diamonds ever recovered from the Diavik mine near Lac de Gras. Collectively known at the Diavik Stars of the Arctic, the Stars will

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    COPPER-GOLD: Rio Tinto signs binding agreement for Grasberg sale

    October 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – British-based Rio Tinto has signed a binding agreement for the sale of its interest in the Grasberg copper-gold mine in Papua state. PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) (a.k.a. Inalum), the country’s state run mining company, is buying into

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    DONATION: Rio Tinto pledges $120,000 to fight B.C. wildfires

    August 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KITIMAT, B.C. – Rio Tinto will donate $100,000 to Burns Lake and District Community Foundation, a non-profit group leading emergency relief effort in Burns Lake and Lakes District communities in northwest British Columbia. Rio Tinto has also contributed $20,000 to

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    DIAMONDS: Diavik celebrates fourth pipe opening

    August 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Mining has begun on the A21 – the fourth kimberlite pipe to be put into production at the Diavik diamond mine near Lac de Gras. The new pit will supply kimberlite to the processing plant for the

  • EDITORIAL: Expect copper price rise

    August 13, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    Recent events are conspiring to push up the price of copper significantly. Lack of new discoveries and labour action at the world’s largest copper mine make both the short and long term outlook for copper prices rosy. First is the

  • COPPER: Larger share of Grasberg to cost Inalum $3.9B

    July 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – There is now a non-binding heads of agreement covering the Grasberg copper mine in Papua state. When the details are worked out it will be signed by Freeport-McMoRan, Rio Tinto, the PT-FI joint venture, and state-owned Inalum. Inalum