Canadian Mining Journal


Rio Tinto plc


  • News

    COPPER MINING: Rio Tinto pledges US$660M to extend life of Bingham Canyon mine

    June 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    UTAH – Rio Tinto of London, UK, has announced that it will extend the life of its Bingham Canyon open pit copper mine 40 km west of Salt Lake City by investing US$660 million between 2018 and 2029. Average annual output will rise to…

  • News

    Labrador Iron Mines: Canada’s newest iron ore producer

    May 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Toronto-based Labrador Iron Mines is first out of the gate as the race is on to cash in on Canada’s reinvigorated iron ore hotspot in the Labrador Trough district. Labrador Iron is one of a handful of Canadian developers…

  • Feature

    Great Gusto

    May 1, 2012 by Bill Braden

    At midnight on Valentine’s Day this year, as the Northern Lights swirled eerily overhead and a crisp breeze amplified the -20C chill, an unusual convoy of Western Star heavy haul trucks, pilot vehicles, and highway escorts were…

  • News

    First Nickel aims to use Lockerby as a launching pad

    April 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — It’s been a long haul for Toronto-based developer First Nickel as it strives to revive commercial production at its Lockerby nickel-copper mine outside of Sudbury, ON.

  • News

    MINE DEVELOPMENT: Rio Tinto to finance Oyu Tolgoi, Friedland steps down from Ivanhoe

    April 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONGOLIA – Rio Tinto of London, UK, has agreed to support and provide certain funding for the completion of Ivanhoe Mines’ Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project near the Chinese border. In return, Ivanhoe has shuffled its board and management….

  • News

    SouthGobi warns of a possible suspension of activities

    April 17, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Just two weeks after the Aluminum Corporation of China announced that it intended to make a proportional takeover bid for up to 60% of SouthGobi Resources’ issued and outstanding shares, and Ivanhoe Mines agreed to sell its stake in the…

  • News

    The “Trough”

    April 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The world-class Labrador Trough iron mining district has long been a bastion of stability in the often uncertain world of mining.

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Is there something wrong with diamonds?

    March 27, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    First, the Oppenheimer family sold its remaining interest in De Beers to partner Anglo American. De Beers Canada owns and operates the Snap Lake diamond mine in the Northwest Territories and the Victor mine in Ontario. It is a partner with…

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Rio Tinto believes in tax transparency

    March 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    This is the time of year that individuals begin to complain about filing their taxes. It’s a national pastime to wish your taxes were lower. Just be thankful your income tax obligations don’t add up to $10.2 billion (all amounts are…

  • News

    GUEST PERSPECTIVE: Sudbury is the luckiest city in North America

    January 26, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Sudbury is the richest mining district in North America and among the top three hardrock mining regions in the world. Only South Africa’s Witwatersrand gold region and the country’s legendary Bushveld platinum complex can match the…

  • News

    YEAR END RESULTS: Good news for all types of miners

    January 17, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    It’s not just the gold producers who are reporting positive fourth quarter and 2011 year end results. The news releases reaching CMJ in the past week include base metal miners, diamond miners and more. Here is look at a few of the notable…

  • News

    ALUMINUM SMELTING: Kitimat modernization to cost $3.3-B

    December 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The board of Rio Tinto has approved the final US$2.7 billion for the modernization of the Kitimat aluminum smelter in the town of the same name. The project, with a total cost of US$3.3 billion, will boost production 48% to…