Canadian Mining Journal


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    Rio Tinto to tackle customers emissions, issues biggest dividend ever

    February 17, 2021 by Cecilia Jamasmie

    Rio Tinto (ASX, LON, NYSE: RIO) has rewarded investors with the biggest dividend in its 148-year history and laid out plans to tackle the vast carbon footprint of its global customers, in an effort to leave behind what its new

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    US to reimpose 10% tariff on Canadian aluminium

    August 12, 2020 by Carl Williams

    The U.S. government will reimpose a 10% tariff on some aluminium imports from Canada as of Aug. 16, U.S. President Donald Trump announced during a campaign event at a Whirlpool plant in Clyde, Ohio, on August 6. In response to

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    Top 10 US-based mining companies

    July 27, 2020 by Northern Miner Staff

    Mining in the United States has been ongoing for centuries and has played a role in the country’s development over the years. The Northern Miner presents its annual Top 10 listing of the largest U.S.-based mining companies, which are ranked by market capitalization,

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    ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto now offering ASI certified aluminum across Canada

    September 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Mining giant Rio Tinto Aluminium announced on Monday that it is now offering independently certified, responsibly produced aluminium from all of its Canadian operations, with the extension of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Chain of Custody certification to

  • ALUMINUM: Elysis to create research centre in Saguenay

    April 2, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Elysis, a joint venture of  Rio Tinto Alcan and Alcoa – has chosen the site for its new research and development facility in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. It will be located at Rio Tinto’s Jonquiere complex, home of the

  • ALUMINUM: Rio’s BC Works smelter ASI certified

    February 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto’s BC Works aluminum smelter and Kemano power operations have been certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). This is the highest internationally recognized standard for environmental, social and governance practices. All of Rio Tinto’s aluminum

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    INFRASTRUCTURE: Rio Tinto sells Kitimat wharf

    November 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto completed the lease and sale of a wharf and land in Kitimat to LNG Canada for a consideration of $576 million. LNG has also agreed to build a replacement wharf for Rio’s export shipments of

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto, First Nations launch tunnel boring machine

    October 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto Aluminium, the Cheslatta Carrier and the Haisla First Nations launched the tl’ughus tunnel boring machine, a key milestone toward completing the Kemano second tunnel project. The 1,300-tonne machine will bore a 7.6-km tunnel as part

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    DONATION: Rio Tinto pledges $120,000 to fight B.C. wildfires

    August 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KITIMAT, B.C. – Rio Tinto will donate $100,000 to Burns Lake and District Community Foundation, a non-profit group leading emergency relief effort in Burns Lake and Lakes District communities in northwest British Columbia. Rio Tinto has also contributed $20,000 to

  • ALUMINUM: Rio contemplates spenting $710M in Saguenay

    July 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Aluminium of Montreal and the Quebec government have renewed their partnership by updating certain parts of the agreement signed in 2006. The company  has also agreed to update its Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean investment program, potentially spending as much

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto, Alcan team up to create carbon-free smelting

    May 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Alcoa of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Rio Tinto Alcan of Montreal have created a joint venture, Elysis, to commercialize an aluminum smelting process that produces oxygen and eliminates all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Together they will undertake a $558-million,

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto first in world to get stewardship certification

    April 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Rio Tinto Aluminium is the first company in the world to be certified under the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI). This is the highest international standard for environmental, social and governance practices across the aluminum lifecycle – production, use