Canadian Mining Journal


Rio Tinto plc


  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…