Rio Tinto Mining News

Iron ore nears $80 a tonne

Prices for the steelmaking material have increased almost 50% since its 2017 lows.

Police detain central figure in mining's largest corruption scandal

Israeli diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz, four others, in custody of Israeli police on suspicion of fraud, forgery, obstruction of justice and bribery.

Yancoal seeks $2.5bn from investors to pay for Rio’s Aussie coal mines

Former rival bidder Glencore will subscribe to $300 million worth of the rights offer.

Rio Tinto’s first-half profit soars 93%, investors getting $3bn back

The company will return a total of $3 billion to shareholders: $2 billion on the dividend side and $1 billion of share buybacks.

Origins of Argyle necklace debuts in New York

Rio Tinto’s famed champagne and cognac diamonds from its Argyle diamond mine have been showcased in a signature piece of jewellery in New York, in celebration of their unique Australian provenance and the diamond ties that bind Australia and the US.

Upbeat China data sends iron ore soaring, climbs the most in 8 months

Ore with 62% content in Qingdao jumped 7.2% to $73.70 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin, the highest price since April 11 and the largest one-day percentage gain since December 1, 2016.

Glencore acquires half of former Rio coal mine in Australia

The Anglo–Swiss multinational announced that it signed agreements with Yancoal Australia regarding the acquisition of a 49 per cent interest in Rio Tinto’s former coal assets in Australia's Hunter Valley

Australian Mines creates COO role to advance cobalt-scandium-nickel projects

The move is aimed at advancing the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in Queensland

Rio Tinto unveils its largest red diamond

The Argyle Everglow is a 2.11 carat polished radiant cut diamond

UK Serious Fraud Office launches probe into Rio Tinto over Simandou

"Suspected corruption in the conduct of business in the Republic of Guinea by the Rio Tinto group, its employees and others associated with it."

Iron ore soars past $70 a tonne

Prices have climbed almost 7% since Monday and almost 32% since the recent low of $53.36 a tonne hit on June 13.

Rio’s revised iron ore guidance pushes price to three-month high

From the recent low of $53.36 a tonne hit on June 13, iron ore prices have now surged more than 27%.

Rio Tinto axes iron ore export forecast for the year

It also revised down its expected share of hard coking coal for the year to between 7.2 to 7.8 million tonnes from 7.8 to 8.4 million tonnes.

Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation

The Resolution copper project in Arizona would be a prototype for a looming era of more invasive US mines as companies run out of easy-to-reach deposits.

Iron ore price hits 10-week high on China renewed appetite

Ore with 62% content in Qingdao added $1.86 overnight to close at $65.91, the highest since May 3 and 20% more than those year lows hit mid-June

Rio Tinto in search of the next Escondida mine in Chile

The so-called Palmani project aims to discover and characterize the mining potential of an area located in Chile's extreme north, at about at 2,100 metres of altitude.

Argyle diamond coin trilogy sold within a month

Rio's sale of The Australian Trilogy, an AUD$1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection featuring a pink, purple pink and violet diamond from the Argyle Diamond Mine, sold out in a month.

Top 50 mining companies reshuffle as Chinese, lithium firms climb rankings

Combined worth of 50 largest mining companies grow to $768 billion during first half of 2017, but a few big names drop down rankings.

Output at world’s largest copper mine sank by 63% in Q1

Escondida, majority owned and operated by BHP, produced 97,103 tonnes of copper between January and March, down from 265,597 tonnes a year earlier.

Iron ore price jumps to 8-week high

Physical markets, not just futures speculation behind the latest rally

Rio Tinto shareholders greenlight sale of Aussie coal assets to Yancoal

The approval ends a three-week bidding war between Yancoal and Glencore over Rio's thermal coal assets in Australia.

Iron ore price soars

China bulls kick iron ore price 6.5% higher.

Mongolian herders ink historic agreement with Oyu Tolgoi mine, government

Accompanied by OT Watch and Accountability Counsel, herders in the South Gobi used the IFC’s complaint office to negotiate agreement.

Rio brushes off Glencore latest offer for coal mines, sticks with Yancoal

The company has chosen to sell its Hunter Valley coal mines to China-backed Yancoal, but shareholders will decide.

Glencore fights back, sweetens deal for Rio Tinto’s Australian coal assets

Fresh bid is far better than the $2.55bn it offered earlier this month and considerably more than the $2.45bn offered by Yancoal, the Chinese-backed miner that is Rio’s preferred buyer.