Canadian Mining Journal


Rio Tinto plc


  • News

    MERGER: Rio Tinto gets green light for Hathor bid

    November 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GATINEAU, Quebec – The Canadian Competition Bureau has given its approval for Rio Tinto’s bid to acquire all the common shares of Vancouver-based Hathor Exploration. Rio has made an all-cash offer of $4.70 per Hathor share.

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    MERGER: Rio Tinto ups bid, Hathor says okay

    November 17, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – The bidding war for Hathor Exploration and its Roughrider uranium property in northern Saskatchewan appears to be nearing the end. Rio Tinto has raised its all-cash offer to $4.70 per Hathor share, $0.20 more than Cameco of…

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    MERGER: Cameco ups Hathor offer to $4.50/share, all cash

    November 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATOON – Cameco Corp. has raised its offer for Hathor Exploration to $4.50 per Hathor share, 8.4% above the $4.15/share offer made by Rio Tinto last October and 20% above Cameco’s initial bid of $3.75/share in August 2011. The most recent…

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    URANIUM RESOURCE: Uracan files 43-101 for Double S zone

    November 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Vancouver-based Uracan Resources has filed an upgraded 43-101 report for the Double S zone at its North Shore uranium property 60 km east of the deep-water port at Havre St. Pierre. The zone has an indicated resource of 21.5 million…

  • Feature

    Booming Business

    September 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The metal-rich Labrador Trough is a world-class iron ore mining district in eastern Canada, that has been producing continuously since 1954. This belt of Proterozoic iron formation spans the entire width of western Labrador and extends into…

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    Mine rescue teams perform well

    August 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Diavik mine rescue team will compete in the 10th Biennial National Regional Mine Rescue Competition in Fernie, BC, thanks to its second-place finish in the recent Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission’s competition in Yellowknife.

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    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Rio Tinto partners with Danish Institute on Human Rights

    April 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LONDON, U.K. – Rio Tinto and the Danish Institute on Human Rights (DIHR) have signed a three-year agreement to develop and promote human rights tools for international businesses. The miner says the collaboration will enhance its global…

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    IRON ORE EXPANSION: Second phase of expansion at IOC concentrator to cost $227-M

    February 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Rio Tinto has given the go-ahead for the next US$227-million step to expand production at Iron Ore Company of Canada’s concentrator at Labrador City. IOC is owned by Rio Tinto (59% and operator), Mitsubishi (26%) and Labrador Iron…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Australian floods cripple coal producers

    January 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The flooding that has hit Australia’s Queensland state over the last few weeks is wrecking havoc with, among other things, that country’s coal industry. It supplies 159 million tonnes or two-thirds of the global export coking coal market, and…

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    COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Rio Tinto to take over management at Oyu Tolgoi

    December 8, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONGOLIA – Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines and Rio Tinto, domiciled in London, U.K., have reached an agreement making Rio Tinto the manager of Ivanhoe’s Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine development. In return, Rio Tinto will provide financing to…

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    RESEARCH: Rio Tinto, CEMI sign deal for $10-M underground mining centre in Sudbury

    December 7, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – On Dec. 6, 2010, partners Rio Tinto and the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) celebrated the official signing of an agreement that will showcase CEMI’s capabilities to the world.

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    PERSPECTIVE: Hormones drive takeover fever to new heights

    September 19, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Last week an article in the Globe & Mail said University of British Columbia researchers from the Suder Sc…