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Rio Tinto Sends Maiden Ore Shipment From Amrun Six Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

Rio Tinto Sends Maiden Ore Shipment From Amrun Six Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto Group announced yesterday the first shipment of bauxite from its Amrun project, beating the scheduled timeframe by a full six weeks. The firm marked the accomplishment at a ceremony held on the Western Cape York Peninsula where...

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Rio Tinto’s Improved Yarwun Refinery Sets Production Record

According to fourth-quarter numbers released by Rio Tinto on Monday, its refinery at Yarwun, Australia, set a production record last year. Rio Tinto’s final numbers for last year show the Yarwun refinery’s production at 2.104 million metric tons, which was an eleven-percent increase over 2015. When taken together with Rio’s other refinery at Gove, the […]

Rio Tinto Turns In Higher Production Numbers for Third Quarter

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto released third-quarter production results late last week. Though gains were not strong compared to the previous quarter, year-on-year and year-to-date showings fared better. In the just-ended quarter Rio turned out 12.4 million metric tons of bauxite, 1.98 million metric tons of alumina, and 924 thousand metric tons of aluminium. Bauxite […]

Rio Tinto’s First-Half Aluminium Production at Record Levels

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto reported financial results for the first half of 2016 yesterday. The firm credits strong performances in bauxite and aluminium as contributing to their strong performance in the half. “Rio Tinto has generated net cash from operating activities of $3.2 billion and reported underlying earnings of $1.6 billion, against a backdrop […]

Yarwun Lays Off Fifty in Final Round of Labor Cuts

In a memo distributed to Rio Tinto workers at Queensland’s Yarwun bauxite operation, general manager Colin McGibbon explained why fifty workers were released in the final round of cuts intended to make the plant profitable again. “Commodity prices have decreased to some of the lowest levels we’ve seen in recent history, with no clear line […]

Rio Tinto’s Q1 Numbers Buoyed by Significant Aluminium Production

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto released first quarter numbers today. Among the highlights of the first three months of a challenging aluminium market in 2016 are significant increases in bauxite, alumina, and aluminium production. “These results demonstrate our commitment to operational excellence in 2016, with notable improvements in several important areas, including a strong performance […]