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Last $38.62 USD
Change Today +0.42 / 1.10%
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2 Eastbourne Terrace

London, W2 6LG

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 7781 2000

Fax: 44 20 7781 1800

oduct group comprises a suite of demand-led businesses, which include mining, refining, and marketing operations across four sectors. Rio Tinto Diamonds (RTD) is a diamond producer, active in mining, manufacturing, selling, and marketing diamonds. Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) offers borates, with mines, processing plants, and commercial and research facilities. Dampier Salt (DSL) is a producer of seaborne salt. Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium (RTIT) offers high-grade titanium dioxide feedstocks. The Diamonds & Minerals group also includes the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, an undeveloped high-grade iron ore resource in the world. Products Diamonds: The company services all established and emerging markets as it produces the range of diamonds in terms of size, quality, and colour distribution. Titanium Dioxide: The minerals ilmenite and rutile, together with titanium dioxide slag, could be transformed into a white titanium dioxide pigment or titanium metal. The white pigment is a key component in paints, plastics, paper, inks, textiles, food, sunscreen, and cosmetics. Titanium metal is used in medical applications and in the aerospace industry. Borates: Refined borates are used in various products and processes. They are a vital ingredient of various home and automotive applications, and are essential nutrients for crops. They are used in glass and ceramic applications, including fibreglass, television screens, floor and wall tiles, and heat-resistant glass. Salt: Salt is a basic raw material for the chemicals industry and is indispensable to a range of automotive, construction, and electronic products, as well as for water treatment, food, and healthcare. Other products include iron, metal powders, and zircon. RTD: RTD is a producer of rough diamonds, with a product portfolio that provides a presence in all major markets and market segments. The company’s diamonds assets comprise the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia (100 per cent), the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada (60 per cent), Murowa Diamonds in Zimbabwe (78 per cent), and the Bunder diamond project in India (100 per cent). RTD markets its share of rough diamond production through its centralized sales and marketing office and has a niche cutting and polishing factory in Australia for its branded pink polished diamonds from the Argyle mine, which it sells to an international customer base. RTD produced 13.9 million carats of rough diamonds in 2014. RTIT: RTIT mines ilmenite at its wholly-owned Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) operation in Canada; its managed operation Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa (74 per cent); and its QIT Madagascar Minerals operation (80 per cent). RTIT produces high-grade titanium dioxide feedstocks at its metallurgical complexes at RTFT and RBM, as well as co-products, including iron, steel, metal powders, zircon, and rutile. RTM: RTM (100 per cent) supplies approximately 30 per cent of the world’s refined borates from its deposit in Boron, California. RTM also has borates refineries and/or shipping facilities in China, France, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, and the U.S. During 2014, RTM completed the modified direct dissolving of kernite project, which allows for orebody utilization. DSL: DSL (68 per cent), a solar salt exporter, produces industrial salt by solar evaporation of seawater at Dampier and Port Hedland, and from underground brine at Lake MacLeod, all in Western Australia. Salt is sold principally to base chemical industry markets in Asia. Energy Product Group The company’s Energy product group produced coal and uranium, two primary sources of energy from mining. The thermal coal and uranium that the company produces is used to generate electricity and its uranium is subject to strict safeguards and non-proliferation conditions to ensure it is used for peaceful purposes. The company also produces coking or metallurgical coal, which is a primary ingredient in steel and cement production. It has operations, exploration, and development projects in Australia, Namibia, South Africa, and Canada. Products Coal: The company is a supplier to the seaborne thermal coal market. Thermal coal is

 

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