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Rio Tinto launches new diamond fashion jewellery designs for Chinese market

Posted on March 10, 2015

Rio Tinto has introduced its latest range of Argyle diamond jewellery collections during the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show.

Argyle champagne diamond raises money for Women in Mining internship

Posted on December 4, 2014

A champagne diamond from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine has been used to raise funds to sponsor a female mining intern from London’s Imperial College.

Argyle Diamond Mine celebrates 10 year anniversary of landmark Participation Agreement

Posted on November 21, 2014

The Argyle Participation Agreement remains one of the most comprehensive agreements ever made in Australia between a resource company and Traditional Owners.

Rio Tinto’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender delivers exceptional results

Posted on October 28, 2014

Rio Tinto’s 30th anniversary collection of 54 rare pink and red diamonds from its Argyle diamond mine has delivered exceptional results, achieving the highest average price per carat since the Tender began in 1984.

Rio Tinto celebrates Chow Tai Fook milestone with diamond masterpiece and new jewellery collection

Posted on September 23, 2014

Diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Western Australia will be showcased across China in an unprecedented fashion from next month, headlined by a special white and champagne diamond encrusted tiara.

Rio Tinto announces board changes

Posted on March 5, 2014

Anne Lauvergeon and Simon Thompson will join the boards of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited as non-executive directors.

Rio Tinto launches new diamond marketing initiative in China

Posted on November 12, 2013

“The Fashion of Diamonds” strategy has resulted in a number of creative collaborations with designers and manufacturers.

Rio Tinto's Kestrel Mine Extension starts production

Posted on July 13, 2013

A US$2 billion dollar project.

Rio Tinto sets a new record for rare red diamonds from its Argyle Diamond Mine

Posted on May 17, 2013

The Argyle Diamond Mine produces more than 90 per cent of the world's pink diamonds.

Rio Tinto highlights the importance of innovation in the Chinese diamond industry

Posted on March 18, 2013

Rio Tinto this week confirmed its commitment to support innovation as a driver of growth in the Chinese diamond industry and the important role that design will play in developing new categories for diamond jewellery consumption.

Indian girls shine with Rio Tinto Diamonds coaching program

Posted on March 11, 2013

Rio Tinto Diamonds is delighted with the 100 per cent pass rate in recent high school examinations for local children in the communities surrounding its developing Bunder diamond mine in Madhya Pradesh.

Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. announces new scholarship fund

Posted on March 8, 2013

The Diavik Community Scholarship Fund will support tertiary education for students from Canada’s Northwest Territories and West Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.

Argyle’s rare pink diamonds captivate audiences in India’s Pink City

Posted on January 11, 2013

Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle pink diamonds are the focus of celebrations in Jaipur, capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Rio Tinto's Blair Athol Mine to finish production

Posted on August 8, 2012

Rio Tinto Coal Australia's Blair Athol Mine, near Clermont in Central Queensland, will finish mining operations this year after almost 30 years of production.

Rio Tinto announces first half underlying earnings of $5.2 billion

Posted on August 8, 2012

The company points to its iron ore division's record performance as reason for first half underlying earnings of $5.2 billion.

Rio Tinto promotes innovation and expansion in the diamond jewellery industry

Posted on June 23, 2012

As premier sponsor of the Jewellery News Asia (JNA) Awards, Rio Tinto congratulated the shortlisted finalists announced at a press conference in Hong Kong last Thursday.

Rio Tinto discovers Australia's biggest rough pink diamond at Argyle

Posted on February 23, 2012

Australia's biggest pink rough diamond has been discovered at Rio Tinto's Argyle mine, the world's largest producer of rare pink diamonds.

Rio Tinto Alcan welcomes the first electrolytic cell at its Arvida AP60 Technology Centre

Posted on February 20, 2012

The first AP60 cell has been delivered to Rio Tinto Alcan's Arvida AP60 Technology Centre, located in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec. "This is a momentous day for Rio Tinto Alcan. With the new generation of AP60 cells, metal production per cell will …

Rio Tinto invests US$518 million in autonomous trains for Pilbara iron ore rail network in Western Australia

Posted on February 19, 2012

Rio Tinto will run the world's first automated long-distance heavy-haul rail network, with a US$518 million investment (Rio Tinto share US$478 million) in driverless trains.

Rio Tinto to invest a further US$3.4 billion in expansion of iron ore operations in Western Australia

Posted on February 8, 2012

Rio Tinto has committed a further US$3.4 billion (Rio Tinto share $2.9 billion) to the major expansion of its Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto to invest US$2.7 billion to complete the modernization of the Kitimat smelter

Posted on December 2, 2011

Rio Tinto has given the green light to an additional US$2.7 billion capital investment to modernize its aluminium smelter in Kitimat, British Columbia. This new investment will allow for completion of the US$3.3 billion project in 2014.

Rio Tinto invests US$310 million for Pilbara coastal water project

Posted on September 9, 2011

Rio Tinto will invest US$310 million to assure a sustainable water supply for its iron ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, ensuring a sufficient resource to accommodate the expansion of annual production capacity up to the planned 333 million tonnes (Mt/a).

The coastal water supply project, which involves construction of a new borefield and pipeline system, will be completed by mid-2013, coinciding with the first ore from the planned increase in production capacity to 283 Mt/a.

Rio Tinto clears major hurdle for US$2 billion Kitimat smelter modernisation in British Columbia

Posted on June 23, 2011

Rio Tinto's US$2 billion project to modernise its Kitimat smelter in British Columbia, Canada, will be submitted for Board approval following the decision by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to accept the 2007 Energy Purchase Agreement (2007 EPA) between Rio Tinto Alcan and BC Hydro.