Canadian Mining Journal


Rio Tinto plc


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    STRATEGY: Rio Tinto promises to boost free cash flow by $5 billion

    November 24, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Rio Tinto promised earlier this week to boost its free cash flow by an additional $5 billion over the next five years. And it will meet its cash reduction target of $2 billion this year and next. The

  • AWARDS: Renewable energy winners

    November 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Mining companies were celebrated the evening of Nov. 21 for their investments in renewable energy at an awards gala and dinner in Toronto. Mining companies from Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia, and South Africa received awards for their investments

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    RESEARCH: The value behind CEMI’s Rio Tinto centre for underground mining

    October 6, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, ON – CEMI (Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation) and Rio Tinto are celebrating the completion of the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction (RTC-UMC) at CEMI. This $10-million investment in Canada’s mining innovation was created to undertake

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    DIAMONDS: Diavik mine yields 187-ct gem, largest ever found in Canada

    December 2, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The Diavik diamond mine, a partnership of Rio Tinto (60%) and Toronto-based Dominion Diamond Corp. (40%), has unearthed the largest diamond – 187.7 ct – ever mined in Canada. Rio Tinto showcased what has been named the

  • ABORIGINAL ISSUES: Court decision allows aboriginal title claims to be laid against private parties

    November 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – An unprecedented Supreme Court of Canada decision, allowing two British Columbia First Nations to file for damages against aluminum industry giant Rio Tinto, could have dire implications for economic development projects across the country, concludes a new study

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    Reservoir Minerals teams up with Rio Tinto

    November 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    For a junior company to entice a major to earn into an exploration project is impressive. To repeat that success with a different major on a separate set of concessions, and, at a dismal time in commodity markets, is nothing

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    DIAMONDS: A-21 pipe development okayed at Diavik

    November 27, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The decision has been made to proceed with development of the A-21 pipe at the Diavik diamond mine near Lac de Gras. The mine is a project of Toronto’s Dominion Diamond Corp. (40%) and operator Rio Tinto plc (60%).

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    PHILANTHROPY: Rio Tinto donates its share of Pebble gold project to Alaskan charities

    April 7, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALASKA – Following a strategic review, Rio Tinto has decided that its participation in the Pebble copper-gold project 380 km from Anchorage no longer fits its business plan. Rio Tinto holds a 19.1% of Vancouver-based Northern Dynasty…

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    DIAMONDS: Dominion sets out Ekati, Diavik plans

    February 4, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – With both the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines performing well, Toronto-based Dominion Diamond Corp. has outlined new mine plans that demonstrate synergies, cost savings and efficiencies made possible by integrating…

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    Turquoise Hill, Rio Tinto push ahead at Oyu Tolgoi

    August 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Turquoise Hill Resources, formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines, says the first construction phase at its sizeable 66%-held Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia’s South Gobi desert is wrapping up with initial production expected to start…

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    DIAMOND MINING: Diavik life-of-mine plan updated

    August 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The plans for the Diavik diamond mine near Lac de Gras are available, including anticipated annual production by pipe, operating costs and capital costs through 2023. The mine is a joint venture of Rio Tinto (60%)…

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    Chile, Peru must meet energy challenges as mining booms

    June 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — The Andean nations of Chile and Peru are firmly established as the top copper producing locales in the world. Chile holds the number one spot with annual production clocking in at roughly 4.9 million tonnes, while Peru sits in…