Rio Tinto PLC Mining News

Erdene Resource moving forward with flagship project in Mongolia

While the company had other projects in the country, the Bayan Khundii gold project went from greenfield prospect to being its main asset in roughly nine months.

Erdene new gold zone at Mongolia Bayan Khundii project larger than expected

Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to being Erdene’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Oyu Tolgoi resumes copper shipments to China

Move follows extensive talks with Chinese and Mongolian authorities.

Rio Tinto says halt of copper shipments from Oyu Tolgoi ‘a bump in the road’

Chief executive Jean-Sebastian Jacques comments come as the company had to suspend shipments from the Mongolian mine last week.

Canada’s Erdene Resource sees bright future after striking gold in Mongolia

The company's Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to the company’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Turquoise Hill soars on Rio Tinto increasing stake rumours

The mining giant is said to have hired Goldman Sachs as an adviser to look at a two-step wrap-up of the Vancouver-based firm.

Rio Tinto goes ahead with $5.3 billion expansion of Oyu Tolgoi

Construction of the massive mine's underground portion will begin within months, with first production expected by 2020.

Milbank awarded for Oyu Tolgoi mining deal representation

During the PFI Awards Dinner held in London on Feb. 3.

Rio Tinto closes $4.4 billion financing deal for Oyu Tolgoi mine

The $4.4 billion deal involved international financial institutions and export credit agencies representing the governments of the U.S., Canada and Australia, along with 15 commercial banks.

Rio Tinto $4 billion financing deal for Oyu Tolgoi imminent — report

The agreement, which is said to involve up to 15 banks, could be signed as early as Wednesday.

Copper prices may weigh on Rio Tinto’s looming decision on Oyu Tolgoi expansion

The company said it would announce a final decision on the matter early next year.

Mongolia’s mining sector ready to take off again — Erdene Resource

The company, which owns a gold project in Mongolia, is optimistic about the country's stance towards foreign mining investment over the coming years.

Rio Tinto ready to resume hunt for mining deals — report

If the miner buys any assets this year, it would be Rio's first acquisition in about three years.

Rio Tinto iron ore output up again, but exports fall

The miner shipped 72.5m tonnes in the quarter, up 9% from a year earlier but down 12% sequentially.

Mongolia greatly responsible for Rio’s Oyu Tolgoi troubles – PM

Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg said Friday his country should take charge of how long a dispute a expansion of the copper and gold mine has taken.

Rio Tinto, Alcoa step aside for Australia’s largest national park

They'll hand back more than 175,000 hectares of prime conservation land they have held since 1971 to West Australia, ditching plans to build a bauxite mine and an alumina refinery in the area.

Rio Tinto to drop Oyu Tolgoi $1.6bn royalty if expansion gets ok from Mongolia

Documents obtained and verified by The Australian, show that Rio Tinto offered Mongolia to forsake a “net smelter return” of 2% cent of the project’s revenue.

Rio Tinto cuts spending, defers capex, keeps dividend

The mining giant said it was committed to giving significantly more money back to shareholders in 2015 despite a severe drop in iron ore prices.

Alaska’s Pebble mine scores win after court orders EPA to back off

A federal judge has ruled in favour of the Pebble mine project, putting a temporary halt on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay.

Rio Tinto, Sinosteel extend Australian iron ore joint venture

The partnership dates back to 1987, in the early stages of the development of the Chinese steel industry.

Rio Tinto's $5.4bn Oyu Tolgoi expansion in limbo once again

Mine operator and Rio's subsidiary Turquoise Hill said Monday they have made an offer to the government of Mongolia to resolve matters in a manner deemed "beneficial to all stakeholders.”

Mongolia-based miners in limbo after premier ousted

What happens next is critical say mining companies currently operating in the country.

Rio Tinto braces for $2.5bn Oyu Tolgoi writedown

According to The Times, Rio flagged the possibility of a writedown in August.

Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

The move is seen by analysts as an attempt to strengthen the firm’s image.

Northern Dynasty scores temporary win in battle against EPA

U.S. federal court won't make a final decision until at least January 2, 2015.