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Last $26.21 USD
Change Today -0.75 / -2.78%
Volume 4.7M
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6 St James’s Square

London, SW1Y 4AD

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 7781 2000

Fax: 44 20 7781 1800

Rio Tinto plc focuses on finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Product Groups Aluminium Product Group The company operates in the aluminium industry. Its business includes bauxite mines, large-scale alumina refineries, and various primary aluminium smelters. Products Bauxite: Bauxite is the natural ore used to make aluminium. It is refined into alumina, which is smelted into aluminium metal. The company’s wholly- and partly-owned bauxite mines are located in Australia, Brazil, and Guinea. Alumina: Alumina (aluminium oxide) is extracted from bauxite through a refining process. Approximately 4 tonnes of bauxite are required to produce 2 tonnes of alumina, which in turn makes 1 tonne of aluminium metal. The company’s wholly- and partly-owned alumina refineries are located in Australia, Brazil, and Canada. Aluminium: Aluminium is a modern metal. Its primary markets are transportation, machinery, and construction. The company’s smelters are mainly concentrated in Canada. It also has plants in France, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, the U.K., and Oman. Copper Product Group The company’s Copper group is made up of four operating assets and two development projects. Products Copper: Copper is a malleable, corrosion resistant, antimicrobial metal and a conductor of heat and electricity. It is an essential component of all modern electrical systems, including renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro-electric technologies. The company produces gold, silver, and molybdenum as co-products of its copper production. Gold: Gold is used as a store of value. It is also conductive, malleable and inert, making it a key component in the electronics, chemical production, jewellery, aerospace, and medical industries. Silver: Silver has applications in art, science, and industry. It is used in various electronic devices, in aerospace applications and semiconductors. A precious metal, silver is used to make jewellery and as an investment. Molybdenum: Molybdenum is a metallic element frequently used to produce stainless steel and other metal alloys. It improves the metal’s toughness, high-temperature strength and corrosion resistance. Core Operating Assets Rio Tinto Kennecott (100 per cent): Kennecott (Kennecott Holdings Corporation (including Kennecott Utah Copper, Kennecott Land, and Kennecott Exploration Company)) engages in mining, concentrating, smelting, and refining operations. In 2014, Kennecott produced 204.1 thousand tonnes of refined copper, 252.2 thousand ounces of refined gold, and 11.5 thousand tonnes of molybdenum. Production in 2014 was impacted by ongoing recovery from the 130 million-tonne landslide on the north-east wall of the Bingham Canyon Mine. Oyu Tolgoi (Oyu Tolgoi LLC) (50.8 per cent interest in Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.): Located in Mongolia’s South Gobi Desert, Oyu Tolgoi is a copper-gold-silver mine. In 2014, Oyu Tolgoi produced 148 thousand tonnes of copper and 589 thousand ounces of mined gold (100 per cent basis). Escondida (Minera Escondida Limitada) (30 per cent interest): Located in Chile’s Atacama Desert, Escondida is a copper-producing mine. In 2014, Escondida produced 1,137.6 thousand tonnes of mined copper (100 per cent basis). Grasberg (a joint venture that gives the company a 40 per cent share of production above specified levels until the end of 2021 and 40 per cent of all production after 2021): Grasberg is owned and operated by PT Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Located in the province of Papua, Indonesia, it is a copper mine. The company’s share of mined copper production at Grasberg was 7.7 thousand tonnes in 2014. Greenfield Projects La Granja (100 per cent): Located in northern Peru, the La Granja project is an undeveloped copper resource. Resolution Copper (55 per cent): The Resolution Copper project, located in Arizona, the U.S., is an undeveloped copper deposit. In 2014, drilling continued and the project completed construction of the #10 mine shaft to final depth of 2,116 meters. Diamonds & Minerals Product Group The Diamonds & Minerals pr


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