Rio Tinto has released solid results for its 2018 first quarter (Q1), buoyed by year-over-year Pilbara iron ore production growth of 8 per cent, though quarterly growth was down 5 per cent when compared with the previous quarter.
Following recent sanctions by the US on certain Russian oligarchs and companies, Rio Tinto is set to invoke a clause to potentially pull out of a contract as a bauxite supplier for aluminium major RUSAL’s Aughinish refinery in Limerick, Ireland.
Rio Tinto has committed around $2 billion to the more than 1000 Australian businesses it has engaged during development of the Amrun bauxite project in Far North Queensland.
Rio Tinto’s workforce of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people at its Cape York Peninsula bauxite sites in Queensland has now reached 574 people, the mining company confirmed last week.
Rio Tinto has met its 2017 Pilbara iron ore shipments target after delivering a 3 per cent year-on-year increase during the December quarter.
Rio Tinto is seeking more than 100 workers for a variety of roles at its bauxite operations in North Queensland.
A contract awarded by Rio Tinto at the Amrun bauxite project in North Queensland has led to an Indigenous-owned business creating 25 jobs for local Aboriginal people.
Mercantile OFM, a subsidiary of Mercantile Investment Company, has announced its intentions to make an off-market takeover bid for half of all Bauxite Resources shares it doesn’t own at an offer price of $0.09 a share.
Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project in far north Queensland has created 470 Australian jobs with the fabrication of key components made with 95 per cent local steel.
Rio Tinto’s AutoHaul project has ramped up to a stage where it is now autonomously completing more than half of its train journeys in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Metals company TNG is on track to sell its Melville Island exploration licence application (ELA) in the Northern Territory to Rio Tinto Exploration.
Metro Mining has awarded SAB Mining with the mining contract at its Bauxite Hills mine in North Queensland.
The Queensland Department Heritage Protection (DEHP) has approved the environmental authority (EA) for Queensland Bauxite’s South Johnstone project at Camp Creek, taking it a step closer to production.
Australian Mines plans to acquire the multi-commodity Sconi project in North Queensland from joint venture partner Metallica Minerals for $10 million.
Metallica Minerals has received federal environmental approval for its Urquhart bauxite project in Queensland, setting it on track for development.
Rio Tinto has released its 2017 second quarter production results, recording a high output particularly at its bauxite operations.
Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project in Queensland is nearly one third complete, with bauxite shipments on track to begin during the first quarter of 2019.
Metro Mining has received final environmental approval for the Bauxite Hills mine in North Queensland.
Metro Mining has executed a combined native title and land access agreement for the Bauxite Hills mine in North Queensland.
Poor weather conditions have disrupted Rio Tinto’s performance at its Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia during the first quarter of 2017.