Canadian Mining Journal


Rio Tinto plc


  • News

    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%)…

  • News

    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…

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    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…

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    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.

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    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….

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    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.